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4/10/2017

Now that it’s spring, beef stew and potatoes have made way for fried fish tacos and asparagus. Some hearty pairings, like bold red wine and lamb, are... More»

4/7/2017

  Uncertain times like these often lead to a decline in profligacy and a search for value. But San Francisco has an odd... More»

3/1/2017

  Straddling Sonoma and Napa Valleys, Carneros is less than 60 miles by Zipcar from San Francisco, but its country vibe feels a world away.... More»

2/10/2017

  The Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture is making February just a little bit more bearable on February 15, when its... More»

1/12/2017

  At St. George Spirits in Alameda, master distiller Lance Winters makes a liqueur called Bruto Americano, which translates... More»

12/21/2016

  Everyone knows there’s wine country for locals and wine country for tourists. When you’ve got visitors in town for the holidays,... More»

12/16/2016

  “Funky.” “Cloudy.” “Umami.” These descriptors may sound better suited to bone broth than sparkling wine.... More»

12/8/2016

  The best gift for a wine lover is usually a bottle of good wine. But if you’re a bad guesser—or just want to be more creative... More»

11/7/2016

  Oakville is something of a wine country paradox: It draws the largest crowds of newbies, yet it’s also a favorite among tourist-fleeing... More»

10/24/2016

  Snacks at wineries are a must: They clear the palate, slow down the pace of sipping, and, well, stave off sloppy drunkenness. But how many... More»

10/3/2016

  Locavorism: It’s a great guiding principle for buying vegetables. But when it comes to whiskey, think way, way out of... More»

9/14/2016

  Smack-dab in the middle of Napa Valley, Rutherford is known for the apparently magical effect that its soil has on wine. (Quoth the late,... More»