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Sniffing Out Wine Bargains? Modern-day California Négociant Wines Can Deliver Big Tastes at Small Prices

Sniffing Out Wine Bargains? Modern-day California Négociant Wines Can Deliver Big Tastes at Small Prices

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A growing number of wine lovers are discovering delicious wines at pleasing prices made by a new generation of passionate winemakers who don’t own vineyards or even their own winery. These “négociants” have found a way around the frightful startup costs of a California winery while still aiming high regarding what’s in the bottle.

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California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

| August 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

It’s still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.

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How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

By testing for radiation, detectives showed that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson’s collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.

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Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Señor Sisig food truck, M.Y. China, Italian Colors

Watch Check, Please! Bay Area review Señor Sisig food truck, M.Y. China, Italian Colors

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reviewed: Filipino fusion food truck in SF, Modern Chinese cuisine in SF, Cal-Italian restaurant in Oakland

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California Toasts 2013’s Record Wine Grape Harvest

California Toasts 2013’s Record Wine Grape Harvest

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Finally there’s some good news out of drought-ravaged California. The state’s reporting the largest wine grape harvest on record.

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Beyond the Fruit Bomb: The New California Wine by Jon Bonné

Beyond the Fruit Bomb: The New California Wine by Jon Bonné

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bonné says he’s hoping The New California Wine brings attention to the state’s lesser known wine regions — and winemakers — that are just on the verge of blowing up in terms of consumer awareness.

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Scratch ‘N’ Sniff Your Way To Wine Expertise … Or At Least More Fun

Scratch ‘N’ Sniff Your Way To Wine Expertise … Or At Least More Fun

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wine is a grocery, not a luxury. That’s the premise behind a fun, new wine guide filled with charming illustrations and scratch ‘n’ sniffs. But don’t let the playfulness fool you. There’s some serious science in the book, which covers the full gamut of tasting with humor and a refreshing simplicity.

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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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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Aslam’s Rasoi, Poesia, encuentro café and wine bar

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Aslam’s Rasoi, Poesia, encuentro café and wine bar

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Aslam’s Rasoi (San Francisco), Poesia (San Francisco), encuentro café and wine bar (Oakland). Watch Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Lodi wines.

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7 Sips: Local Summer Wines Under $20

7 Sips: Local Summer Wines Under $20

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are so many good summer wines but not to overwhelm, here are 7 that caught my fancy this summer. You can sip them by the pool (um, not allowed at city pools), drink with a summer salad or pair with foods hot off the grill. You should also be able to find these wines without having to make a trip to the winery. Have a favorite local summer wine? Tell us.

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McConnell’s Ice Cream: Handcrafted in California

McConnell’s Ice Cream: Handcrafted in California

| July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

A 70-year-old California ice cream company is growing its delectable product line. McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams has new owners as well as a master ice cream maker on staff (a rare feat) and continues to use ingredients like Guittard and Valrhona chocolate, as well as organic cage-free eggs.

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Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

| July 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

The author of True Brews shares her homebrewing habit with BAB’s Sarah Henry. Watermelon-Mint Soda anyone?

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Fruity With A Hint Of Bologna: A Slacker’s Guide To Wine Tasting

Fruity With A Hint Of Bologna: A Slacker’s Guide To Wine Tasting

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Science is a beautiful thing — especially when it helps you impress your foodie friends. Here we present five easy party tricks — based on science — that will make you look like a wine tasting pro. Do try this at home.

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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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