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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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Off the beaten path… southeast of Sonoma edition

In my quest to find interesting wines and wineries to write about for you in this space, I do often venture outside the confines and easily walked dimensions of the … Continue reading

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Give it some air

If you are like so many wine lovers who open a bottle of red wine minutes before serving it, you’re missing out on at least 80 percent of what that … Continue reading

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I love the end of summer

I think it would be fair to say that many, if not most, people look at the end of summer with some sadness. Back to work, back to school, vacations are … Continue reading

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Wine Auction breaks records, funds childhood literacy

Labor Day weekend turned out to be a very good weekend for childhood literacy and several other worthy causes in Sonoma County. The Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction, held Sunday, September … Continue reading

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We live in Wine Country… don’t forget it!

As harvest is upon us again, this is a great time for my version of a public service message. We are all so busy these days. I don’t know about … Continue reading

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From off the island: Novy Family Wines

Every once in a while I venture off this island we call the town of Sonoma and tell you about wines and wine people from outside the area. This is … Continue reading

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Wine auction to fund childhood literacy

For those of you looking for yet another great reason to attend this year’s Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction – one of the best and most valuable events the industry … Continue reading

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An easy guide to pairing wine and food

For many 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 insecurities and … Continue reading

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Wineries off the beaten path… south of Sonoma edition

In my quest to find interesting wines and wineries to write about in this space, I often venture outside the confines and easily walked dimensions of the Sonoma Plaza. Today, … Continue reading

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