Sonoma

In Wine Country: La Pitchoune wines from Sonoma hit the mark

One of the great things about living in the Bay Area is proximity to wine country. Most notably Sonoma and Napa are just a short drive North of San Francisco, making a wine country weekend escape a more than occasional reality.Loni Stark and I love the adventure. Discovering new...
Sonoma County Wine Auction Raises Record-Breaking $6.1 Million for Local Charities

Wine News: Sonoma wine auction breaks record, raises $6.1 million for local charities

Overall, more than $36 million has been raised to date to support charitable organizations.
Loni Stark at Taste of Sonoma

In Wine Country: Taste of Sonoma yet another unforgettable experience (Photo Recap)

It's called Taste of Sonoma. And I finally figured out why. Maybe it's not rocket science, but, man, yes Taste indeed. With bottles of wine as far as the eye could see, and an abundance of delicious Chef's samples generously on offer across the beautiful sprawling lawns of the...
1881 Napa - Wine Museum and Tasting Room in Napa

What’s Happening: Jean-Charles Boisset opens 1881 Napa, region’s first wine history museum

Napa Valley history and wine tasting all under one massive chandelier.

In Wine Country: Sonoma barrel auction has raised $3.4M since founding in 2015

Sonoma County Vintners today announced the results of its most recent barrel auction.At the fifth edition of the Sonoma Country Barrel Auction, 85 "Never Before, Never Again" handcrafted wine lots were auction off for $645,000. Per organizers that brings the total take of the annual auction to $3.4 million...
Maya Rudolph in Wine Country directed by Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ to premiere May 10 on Netflix

This one's good. What's it called again?White wine.Ugh. Freakin' love it.Amy Poehler's Wine Country has a release date. Look for the film May 10th on Netflix.A mid-life crisis. Vineyards. One-liners. And... The Bangles. This one has it all based on what we're seeing in the movie trailer (see below),...
Top 5: Best Wine Gifts

Trendspotting: Only 27% of consumers have purchased wine online, but here’s some ways to increase that number (Report)

I try to buy just about everything I can online. It's just too convenient. Saving time is hugely important, especially here in the San Francisco Bay Area where traffic all but eliminates the idea of a "quick run" to the store or mall. So, yes, I've seen my share...
Wente Vineyards: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir wine reviews

Trendspotting: California grape crush up 7% y/y in 2018 (Wine Industry Report)

According to a new report which covers 17 districts across the state, California crushed approximately 4.28 million tones of wine grapes in 2018.Red varieties once again led the way, accounting for over 50% of the crush, or 2,446,930 tons. Try to picture that sitting in your bathtub.Whites came next...
Wine Review: Grgich Hills 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Report: Wine producers shape markets through vision and social influence

How do you compete in an industry that has largely remained unchanged for 7,000 years?
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3 Days in Sonoma: Producing a short film using 5 years of footage (Video)

A woman in wine country. A woman in trouble. Again.