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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:33

December 16, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

2014 DCV Estate Block10 Chardonnay Picmonkey

2015 DCV Estate Block 10 Chardonnay


Dry Creek Vineyard

Russian River Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $32

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:21

December 16, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

North Coast Old Rasputin Picmonkey

Old Rasputin


North Coast Brewing

Fort Bragg, California

Style: Imperial Stout

Alcohol: 9%

IBUs: 75

Serving Style: Kegs and 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Year around

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:09

A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine and . . .

By Dan Clarke

Cracked crab is one of nature’s sweetest bounties. Oh sure, there are crab salads, crab cakes, deviled crab and even crab soufflés, but for me there’s nothing like the simplicity of cracked Dungeness crab, a loaf of sourdough bread and a bottle of beer or a glass of wine.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:01

"Mayor of the Napa Valley" Mourned

Dennis Zablosky 2 PicmonkeyDennis Zablosky with his wife Sandy at Frank Family’s most recent employee harvest celebration

TASTE News Service, December 13, 2016 - Dennis Zablosky passed away Friday. The Frank Family’s long-time tasting room manager was one of Napa Valley’s best-known personalities and will always be synonymous with Frank Family Vineyards.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 18:26

December 2, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

DCV 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Picmonkey

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon


Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $ 26

Thursday, 17 November 2016 17:59

Crooked Goat Opens Barlow Taproom

TASTE News Service, November 18, 2016 - Crooked Goat Brewing has opened a new tap room in The Barlow, a 220,000-square-foot culinary and arts center in the town of Sebastopol.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 11:20

October 7, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Dry Creek Vnyd 2013 Merlot Picmonkey

2013 Merlot


Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma Co.)

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $26

Saturday, 01 October 2016 14:05

September 30, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

North Coast Pranqster Picmonkey



North Coast Brewing

Ft. Bragg, CA

Style: Belgian-style golden ale

Alcohol: 7.6%

IBUs: 20

Serving Style: 12 oz., 750ml bottles, kegs (our sample from draft)

Availability: Year round. Good distribution in California with lesser presence in rest of the country

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:54

Napa Winery Releases Andy Warhol Bottlings

Cuv Warhol 39 RT11 Picmonkey

TASTE News Service, September 14, 2016 - Cuvaison, located in the Carneros wine region of Napa Valley, has announced the Andy Warhol by Cuvaison Collection.

Friday, 09 September 2016 18:48

September 9, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

2012 Endeavour bottle rgb Picmonkey2013 Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon   Dry Creek Vineyard

Sonoma County

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $70
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