Monthly Archives: November 2011

Artisano – Three’s the Charm

Artisano celebrated it’s third annual festival the weekend of 18-19 November at the Events Center, Vintners Inn/John Ash & Co.  The previous years festivals were held behind the Geyserville Inn, in Geyserville earlier in October.  The weekend of activities focuses on small … Continue reading

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Sonoma’s Newest Appellation: Pine Mountain – Cloverdale Peak

It’s official, “Federal Register/Vol. 76, No. 208 /Thursday, October 27, 2011 /Rules and Regulations” has made a final ruling effective November 28, 2011.  It only took 5 years but the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has approved the … Continue reading

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Wine & Food Affair – Northern Sonoma County at its Best!!

November is a magical and sensory time in the wine country.  The vineyards are exploding in the fall colors of reds, browns, oranges and yellows.  The smell of harvested grapes permeates the air as they are pressed and the juice … Continue reading

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The Monarchs of Pacific Grove – Miracle Migration

Every year the Monarch Butterflies make their annual migratory flight.  Arriving in October, the Monarch Butterflies cluster together on the pines and eucalyptus trees at the Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, among other winter destinations.   This recent trip to the Sanctuary resulted … Continue reading

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Magic at Groto de Corgnan – Valpolicella

The Groto de Corgnan was briefly mentioned in a recent blog titled Lombardia to Veneto and Verona.  In that blog a promise was made to return to the subject of the Groto and its proprietors Giorgio and Martina Soave, the magician and his … Continue reading

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