CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings   |   DATE: November 5th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Three Sticks Winery Meets The Plumed Horse By: Laura Ness Walking through the doors of The Plumed Horse, Saratoga’s only Michelin-starred restaurant transports you to a world apart. First, there’s the top-drawer service: an immediate greeting, polite, but friendly. Then, there’s the trippy underground wine storage cellar visible through a glass floor that will give
CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings   |   DATE: October 23rd, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
The Day of the Doon event at Bonny Doon’s ethereally beautiful estate out in the rolling hills of San Juan Bautista, could have been subtitled “The Never-Ending Charlie Parker and Randall Grahm Reunion Continues.” Or, perhaps, “Outstanding in the Field of Dreams” would be a more accurate moniker. Nonetheless, here at Popelouchum (pronounced “pop-loh-SHOOM”), the
CATEGORY: Wine Country   |   DATE: September 28th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Brooks: A Willamette Valley Wine Tribute By: Karla Erovick This year’s harvest at Brooks winery in the Willamette Valley is a reminder of their phoenix like ability to rise from the ashes of great loss to grow and thrive. Today the winery is a robust enterprise with a beautiful tasting room, loyal customers, and award-winning
CATEGORY: News & Events   |   DATE: September 12th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Livermore Harvest Festival 2015: Taste New & Classic Wines By: Laura Ness For once, I veered away from the crowded centers of communal conviviality, and visited some of the “farther out” wineries in the region for this annual harvest ritual in the Livermore Valley. First stop was brand new Dante Robere, on Wetmore. It’s a
CATEGORY: Wine Education   |   DATE: August 20th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
 Ten “Dangerous” Wines You Have to Try By: Laura Ness On an unusually brilliant tourism council-arranged day in San Francisco, nearly two dozen small, upcoming and totally forthright wineries poured their wares at Mission Rock Resort, near AT&T Park. The discoveries were many. And not at all dangerous, except that once you start poking around
CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings   |   DATE: July 28th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Livermore Food and Wine Tastes Better All the Time Taste Our Terroir, 2015 edition, paired Livermore wineries and their chosen restaurant partners to create what were some memorable marriages of food and wine. This year, 19 winery and restaurant teams went head to head to win over the palates and hearts of both professional judges