Tag Archives: Sonoma

Pliny the Younger

SF Beer Week and all its associated Sonoma County events may have wrapped up last week but Wine Country’s biggest beer event actually kicks off this Friday when hopheads from all over the Bay Area (and the world!) will descend … Continue reading

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Celebrating Super Bowl 50

Most tourists visit Northern California for the wine, award-winning restaurants, bay front views and urban nightlife, but this month, any traveler coming within a mile of the Golden Gate Bridge is there for one thing and one thing only—football. On … Continue reading

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Fireside Cocktails

It’s winter in Sonoma and the rain appears here to stay. Sure, we need it. There’s no arguing that. But week after week of far more gray skies than blue, of damp clothes and wet feet, of never seeming to … Continue reading

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Winter WINEland

It’s true that the month of January falls right smack in the middle of the Sonoma County “low season.” And, sure, with frequent rain and average highs only reaching the mid-50s, it’s understandable if visitors tend to focus more on … Continue reading

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Wine Country Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement! Now you are ready to plan the perfect wine country wedding but where do you start? Googling wine country weddings produces a thousand-page list of planners, venues, caterers and wineries that will make your head spin. … Continue reading

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Texas BBQ in Sonoma

Drive down Highway 12 through Boyes Hot Springs these days and it’s hard to miss the crazy flying metal pig that adorns local BBQ giant Rob Larman’s Cochon Volant Smokehouse. Those in the know may remember Chef Larman from his … Continue reading

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Chuck Williams: Sonoma’s Culinary Champion

Some of the best chefs and most renowned restaurants in the United States are found in California’s wine country. In Sonoma, eateries such as Spoonbar, Willi’s Wine Bar, Da Viola and Barndiva and chefs like Charlie Palmer, Sondra Bernstein and … Continue reading

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A Wine Country Winter Wonderland

With the turkey leftovers almost finished and the cold weather upon us, it’s definitely time to get into the holiday spirit! And although winters in Sonoma don’t mean snow on the streets or sledding in the park, Sonoma County offers … Continue reading

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Good Old Days are Back Again – Prohibition Ends at Last!

On December 5, 1933, giddy citizens all throughout the nation celebrated the repeal of the 18th Amendment, better known as Prohibition. Introduced by Judiciary Chairman Andrew Volstead of Minnesota, the Prohibition Amendment banned the production and distribution of alcoholic beverages. … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Roast

French Press, AeroPress, Chemex, Vacuum Pot. Coffee lovers can become quite passionate when the subject of the best way to brew the perfect cup of coffee is broached. One thing that is never in dispute, however, is that the method … Continue reading

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