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Chris King’s Sonoma Gourmet Century: A Rolling Feast on Two Wheels

Chris King’s Sonoma Gourmet Century: A Rolling Feast on Two Wheels

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

400 cyclists gathered in Geyserville this past Saturday for a rollicking, rolling Northern Italian-themed feast catered by a stellar group of notable Bay Area chefs.

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For Epicurean Cyclists : the Chris King Gourmet Century Returns to Sonoma in October

For Epicurean Cyclists : the Chris King Gourmet Century Returns to Sonoma in October

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This fall, a popular “Gourmet Century” ride is returning to California after an 11-year hiatus.

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Nine Things You Didn’t Know About the Fall Grape Harvest

Nine Things You Didn’t Know About the Fall Grape Harvest

| October 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Culling and stomping grapes may conjure images of the fall harvest but did you know that vintners want fungus-covered fruit or that white wine can be made from red grapes? Lindsey Hoshaw takes a trip to Napa and shares a few little known facts about winemaking including where you can join the crush.

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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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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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Medlock Ames: Century-Old Biker Bar Turns Eco-Friendly Tasting Room

Medlock Ames: Century-Old Biker Bar Turns Eco-Friendly Tasting Room

| July 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the heart of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, nestled between grapevines and the area’s rolling foothills, is the modern yet rustic Medlock Ames Tasting Room and Alexander Valley Bar. The tasting room is the only place in town where you can enjoy all of the lovely wines made by Medlock Ames just up the road at their Bell Mountain ranch. And just as it’s making its last call, the bar next door starts serving up fresh, garden-inspired cocktails using ingredients grown at that very location.

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The girl & the fig’s Lavender Mojito

The girl & the fig’s Lavender Mojito

| June 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

A culinary staple of Sonoma County is Sondra Bernstein’s the girl & the fig, which is why it was my pleasure to spend the day farming, cooking and eating with the self-proclaimed “fig girl” herself. This lovely and fresh Lavender Mojito is just one of the many cocktails we made using biodynamically farmed ingredients from their plot at Imagery Estate Winery, located in Glen Ellen.

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Petaluma Day Trip: Lambs, LUMA, Lagunitas, & More

Petaluma Day Trip: Lambs, LUMA, Lagunitas, & More

Springtime is a great time to make a day trip north, before the wine-tasting, guidebook-clutching traffic of summer backs up the backroads, and while the meandering, tree-crowned pastures are dotted with fluffy, just-born lambs and calves.

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Holiday Gifts from the Farmers’ Market: Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center

Holiday Gifts from the Farmers’ Market: Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center

| December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Moving northwards to find the best farmers’ market gifts in the North Bay, at the Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center markets.

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Check, Please! Bay Area: Rhea’s Market and Deli, Sauce, the girl & the fig

Check, Please! Bay Area: Rhea’s Market and Deli, Sauce, the girl & the fig

| September 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

The sixth episode of season six features these restaurants: Rhea’s Market and Deli (San Francisco), Sauce (San Francisco) and the girl and the fig (Sonoma).

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Touring Bay Area Farms, Brunching at Plow

Touring Bay Area Farms, Brunching at Plow

Forget about the food trucks for a minute; let’s go hang out with some farmers! Check out this list of great farm tours, hands-on events, and more happening at farms, ranches, and orchards around the Bay Area and beyond. But what if you want to stay closer to home, enjoying the flavor of local farms without getting mud on your shoes? Then head over to Potrero Hill’s sweet, sunny Plow.

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10 Local Sparkling Wines for Your New Year’s Celebration

10 Local Sparkling Wines for Your New Year’s Celebration

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

If you’re purchasing a sparkling wine this holiday season, it’s easy to keep it local. After all, some of the finest American choices are produced in our own backyard. Following is a list of my top-ten local sparkling wine choices. Half of these wineries are set in Carneros, an area that covers parts of both Sonoma and Napa Valley that is perfectly suited for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape growing (the two varietals most commonly used for sparkling wines). The other half are located in other parts of Napa and the Anderson Valleys.

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Brunch Nirvana: the girl & the fig

Brunch Nirvana: the girl & the fig

| May 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Brunch Nirvana at the girl & the fig in Sonoma: Balsamic Bloody Mary, Grass-fed Steak Tartar, Duck Confit & Potato Hash, and Stuffed Brioche French Toast

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Cooking Class at Ramekins with Joyce Goldstein

Cooking Class at Ramekins with Joyce Goldstein

| March 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

A peek into a cooking class at Ramekins Cooking School and Inn in Sonoma, taught by Joyce Goldstein. Recipes included!

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