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An easy guide to pairing wine and food

For a lot of reasons, pairing wine and food is one of the big “mysteries” about wine. Without getting cynical, the majority of these reasons come down to our own … Continue reading

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‘Conveniently hidden’ on the Plaza

“Conveniently hidden in the historic Sonoma Plaza…” I saw that phrase a week or so ago as part of someone’s email signature and thought it was both clever and really … Continue reading

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Patz & Hall has a new Sonoma home

A winery that you probably didn’t even realize was a local Sonoma winery has now made its move to our valley complete with the opening of a very cool new … Continue reading

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Wine and chocolate is not the point

As you read this, it should be right around Valentine’s Day. Undoubtedly, you have been hearing about a slew of “perfect wine pairing” opportunities for this “most romantic of days.” … Continue reading

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An enduring jewel on the hill

Of all the wineries and vineyards I have visited around the world in my decades of writing about wine, there have been a few that I can honestly say profoundly … Continue reading

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Two great Sonoma events you need to attend

Get ready for a great month of wine events in February here in Sonoma. Two events in particular are really worth your time if you want to taste the best … Continue reading

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Visiting a different kind of island…

In the latest installment of what has become a loosely-structured series of reports from off the island of Sonoma, I had the opportunity recently to do some “island hopping.”  I … Continue reading

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Great gifts for the wine lovers on your list

It’s that time of year when on top of all of the other gift-buying challenges you face, you’ve got someone on list who loves wine. You can always buy him … Continue reading

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Notable updates: Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar

For many people, locals and visitors alike, the Carneros Bistro is not the first place they think of for a respite from the rigors of holiday shopping or just grabbing … Continue reading

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Notable Updates: R2 Wine Company

It was 2010 when Roger Roessler and his brother Richard Roessler launched R2 Wine Company here in Sonoma, after spending the previous decade building a critically successful lineup of high-end … Continue reading

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