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First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

What would a wine country locavore’s paradise look like? Stephanie Rosenbaum talks to Cindy Daniel, owner of Healdsburg’s new SHED, a 21st-century grange, store, and sustainable-living center.

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Bocanova, Willi’s Wine Bar, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

Bocanova, Willi’s Wine Bar, The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Bocanova (Oakland), Willi’s Wine Bar (Santa Rosa), The Rotunda of Neiman Marcus (San Francisco).

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With Warming Climes, How Long Will A Bordeaux Be A Bordeaux?

With Warming Climes, How Long Will A Bordeaux Be A Bordeaux?

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Climate change is already creating new winners among Europe’s winemaking regions. (Great bubbly from Britain — who knew?) But those changes have also put in doubt the rules and traditions that have defined the continent’s top winemakers for centuries.

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Maverick, Izakaya Yuzuki, Souk Savanh: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

Maverick, Izakaya Yuzuki, Souk Savanh: Check, Please! Bay Area reviews

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Maverick (San Francisco), Izakaya Yuzuki (San Francisco), Souk Savanh (Oakland). Leslie Sbrocco’s Wine Tips this episode are about Sake.

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From Vine To Pen: When Your Drink Is In The Ink

From Vine To Pen: When Your Drink Is In The Ink

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Alcohol has bolstered many writing sessions throughout history — not just as a drink but as an ink. For most of the last millennia, writers, artists and kings alike relied on an ink that commonly included wine. Now some people are trying to bring this tradition back.

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Study Finds No Harm In Occasional Drink During Pregnancy

Study Finds No Harm In Occasional Drink During Pregnancy

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The study looked at about 10,000 British children born at the turn of this century and found no developmental problems among those whose mothers drank moderately during pregnancy. But even the study’s authors caution that abstaining from alcohol is still best for mothers-to-be.

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KQED’s Forum: Wine Demystified

KQED’s Forum: Wine Demystified

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you easily intimidated by snobby sommeliers? Flummoxed by phone-book-thick restaurant wine lists? Help is on the way. KQED’s Forum convenes a panel of Bay Area wine connoisseurs to talk about how to pour and taste wine, and how to select the perfect bottle at a store or restaurant.

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Check, Please! Bay Area 100th Episode: Season 8 begins!

Check, Please! Bay Area 100th Episode: Season 8 begins!

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area’s 100th episode kicks off Season 8 on Thursday April 11 at 7:30pm on KQED 9. You can also watch the show online!

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Deaf Foodies Savor Gourmet Ghetto Tasting Tour in Sign Language

Deaf Foodies Savor Gourmet Ghetto Tasting Tour in Sign Language

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A dozen Deaf Foodies relish the tastes and history of Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto in a 3 hour tasting tour presented completely in American Sign Language (ASL) by food writer (and ASL interpreter) Anna Mindess through Edible Excursions.

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Interview with Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco

Interview with Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco

| March 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares insider fun facts from the show as well as some personal information including the story behind her tattoo.

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Chef Preeti Mistry + Juhu Beach Club in Oakland’s Temescal

Chef Preeti Mistry + Juhu Beach Club in Oakland’s Temescal

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chef Preeti Mistry is gearing up to open her Indian street food-inspired, previously a pop-up, Juhu Beach Club in Temescal, Oakland on March 1.

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KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new study finds that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer-related death. KQED’s Forum hears from one of the study’s authors, who says alcohol is responsible for 20,000 cancer deaths every year. But the study is not without controversy. Some researchers say alcohol may have certain health benefits, and that it’s risky to advocate total abstinence. Forum looks at the mechanism by which alcohol may increase cancer death. Should you give up booze altogether?

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Sexy Eats & Food Gifts for Valentine’s Day: Did Someone Say Chocolate?

Sexy Eats & Food Gifts for Valentine’s Day: Did Someone Say Chocolate?

| February 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

What’s on the menu for this Valentine’s Day? Chocolate, of course! Feed your sweetie(s) or your own fine self something sweet from our round-up of delectable, locally made treats.

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Truffles for Locavores?

Truffles for Locavores?

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Napa’s next big thing: First it was wine grapes, and then olive orchards. Are black truffles next?

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