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    The Wine Road, Northern Sonoma County

    …SPONSORED POST September is California Wine Month and the Wine Road, Northern Sonoma County asked me to share some the resources they have available to visitors to Northern Sonoma County. The Wine Road is an association of wineries and lodgings in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys of Northern Sonoma County. There are over 200…

    4 readers - By Nannette Eaton/ Wine Harlots

    Fatherhood – The First Grapes Arrive

    …Read Part 3 of our Starting a Family Winery Series “I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ babies.” (Prissy from Gone With the Wind) And that’s how it felt when we arrived at 5:15 AM to bring in our first grapes. All that I had learned in preparation for that moment seemed to evaporate in the excitement. Much like how all the hours spent in birthing…

    3 readers - By Roger Beery/ Bacchus and Beery

    Wine Reviews: California Cabernet

    …: 2009 Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon Helena Montana Vineyard - California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley SRP: $75 A deep bold purple color. Smells of plum cake, currants, all lush and deep with cedar, graphite, sweet vanilla, mocha, so complex and evolving. Rich but structured on the palate, with sweet and chewy tannins, medium acid, a velvety feel…

    7 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Friday Favorites – anniversaries, box wine, and upcoming adventures

    … it became more meaty, herbal, and minty. Delicious. I also wanted to see how the steak would compare with a younger Cab, so we opened one from 2010. Hey, it was our anniversary; we were allowed to open as much wine as we pleased 2010 Rodney Strong Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA 15% abv | $45 (media sample) If any year…

    6 readers - By Vindulge

    Bucket List: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend (Video)

    …The Whisky Richards delighted the Taste of Sonoma crowd at MacMurray Ranch. It’s almost here. This weekend sees one of the year’s biggest wine events take place in Northern California. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend (Aug 29-31) has quickly become a bucket list checkbox- well, at least once in a lifetime for any food and wine lover. What can you…

    5 readers - By Loni Stark/ Stark Insider

    Dog Days of Summer…

    …-crafted wine barrel dog house from Sonoma. binNotes is on hiatus during these final dog days of summer…see you back here next week. NOTE: A special shout-out to the folks in Napa and Sonoma, who suffered a major earthquake earlier this week. Our thoughts are with you as you deal with the aftershock. Cheers. ⚜⚜⚜ Follow binNotes | a wine blog: | Facebook…

    2 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

    Awaiting Our First Harvest – When Will Her Water Break?

    …It has been a very long time since I was an expectant father…23 years to be exact. But I feel like one again as I wait for our first grapes to hit the level of ripeness we are waiting patiently to see. The weather in Sonoma this week has been almost fall-like with even a bit of rain this morning. Cool days and cooler nights may be good for slow…

    2 readers - By Roger Beery/ Bacchus and Beery

    How Did California Food & Wine Become the Best? Find Out (VIDEO)

    … spent their Summer Saturday in Sebastopol a few weeks ago. West of West Wine Festival is put on by West Sonoma Coast Vintners who are passionate about farming wine grapes on the coastline of Sonoma County. The West Sonoma Coast, part of Sonoma County, has distinguished itself as one of the world’s leading regions for top quality Pinot Noir…

    By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

    Calimyrna Fig with Lavender and Gorgonzola Mousse

    …St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Sonoma, California The unusual appetizer recipe below calls for Calimyrna figs that grow in southern California. This recipe is particularly interesting as it uses two wine varieties – a Chardonnay and a Syrah. The wine pairing is a Cabernet Sauvignon. I suggest reading the recipe all the way through before…

    4 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    Throw Back Thursday for me: Women for WineSense

    … On the evening of September 11, 2014, a panel of wine industry trailblazers, including Amelia Morán Ceja, the first Mexican-American woman ever to be elected president of a winery; Herta Peju, co-founder of Peju Province Winery; and Delia Viader, owner and winemaker of Viader, will speak at "Women in Wine" to be held by the Napa|Sonoma chapter…

    5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

    La Crema Winery Launches Virtual Vintner Experience

    …La Crema Winery launched Virtual Vintner™, a digital experience that engages consumers in an interactive program resulting in a unique, crowd-created La Crema wine. Affording participants an intimate and hands-on invitation behind the scenes of an artisan winery, Virtual Vintner™ provides an opportunity to embark on a “choose your own adventure…

    4 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

    Sock It To Me!

    …Imagine drinking some of Napa’s best Cabernet Sauvignon without spending a small fortune. “Liar,” you say to me. Not so. Punch Vineyardsis a unique animal – they source their Cabernet from various vineyards from Napa, even Sonoma and elsewhere if need be, to craft an excellent wine without the overhead and costs of having their label says it’s…

    1 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

    Best of the West Sonoma County Wine: Where the Fog Doth Rest

    …Think of some of your favorite Pinot Noir producers from the Sonoma Coast: names like Littorai, Dumol, Failla, Flowers, Fort Ross, Hartford Court, MacPhail, Peay, Ramey and Siduri. Then add many that might be new, perhaps Alma Fria, Baker Lane, Ceritas, Freeman, Furthermore, Gros Venture and Soliste, and put them on a grassy tented knoll…

    2 readers - By Wine Oh TV

    Sonoma Begins With Keller Estate

    …For more than 20 years, on my way to visit family members in Petaluma and points west, I’ve seen the Keller Estate sign on Lakeville Highway. And for years my impression of the winery, based on nothing more than the … Continue reading…

    12 readers - By Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELT