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


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  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»


  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»


  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»


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


  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»


  It’s harvest time in the wine country: That means big parties, grape stomps, new wine releases, live music, dancing, and the heavy,... More»


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  It’s easy blow past Santa Rosa on the way to weekend destinations like Russian River, Healdsburg, or even Bodega Bay. But it’s... More»


  The folks at the Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) have found all sorts of creative ways to spread the gospel... More»


  Whether your grill has seen plenty of action or you’re just dimly aware of the season (thanks, Karl), there are still technically two... More»