Category Archives: Sonoma County

Falling Back in Love with Merlot – Masters of Merlot Tasting

For about a decade now Merlot has been out of favor among the average wine drinker. Some suggest that the 2004 cult film ‘Sideways’ caused this downfall in favor of Pinot Noir, Miles’ (Paul Giamatti) favorite. Experts in the field … Continue reading

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Stories of Sonoma County featured in recent ZAP Event

Cline Cellars in the Carneros region of Sonoma County was the brilliant host to the most recent wine tasting event sponsored by Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP).  ZAP, if you don’t know, is a membership-based organization that advances knowledge and … Continue reading

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A Sip & Savor Experience: B Cubed

We just completed a very serendipitous experience this evening with a last-minute tasting at Healdsburg’s newest tasting lounge. Barrels, Brews and Bites is the brainchild of founder and proprietor Saunda Kitchen. Self-described as ‘A Sip & Savor Experience’, the menu … Continue reading

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Clarice Wine Company Hosts Inaugural Members Only Event

We just attended the inaugural Clarice Wine Company event.  It was a tour and tasting of Limerick Lane wines at Jake and Alexis Bilbro’s Limerick Lane winery and estate on, you guessed it, Limerick Lane in Healdsburg, California.  You might … Continue reading

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Three Delightful Sonoma Wine and Food Pairing Experiences

Tasting wine in Sonoma County is always a delightful experience. Tasting rooms typically have very knowledgeable tasting teams whose only focus is to educate and inform the tasting public. Recently, however, some wineries and estates have decided to elevate that … Continue reading

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Pruning Season in the Russian River Valley – Benovia Winery

As I have said before, enjoying wine is more than just the liquid in the glass. To deeply appreciate the wine, understanding what it takes to get the juice into the glass is integral. That’s why last weekend’s vine pruning … Continue reading

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Winter in California’s North Coast Wine Country

Winter is a truly delightful time to visit California North Coast wine country.  Living in Sonoma County at the nexus of Mendocino, Napa and Lake Counties, it is a treat to observe the variation in the terrain, foliage (or lack … Continue reading

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