People & Places
Wine Journal

Russian River Valley Part 6: Exploring Santa Rosa Plain

As the name suggests, the Santa Rosa Plain neighborhood is the flatter region of the Russian River Valley. Most of these vineyard sites are heavily dominated by the clay-based Huichica...

Read More
Belly - Left Coast Kitchen and Tap Room

I’ve been living in Santa Rosa for four and a half years now, and I am continually impressed by the ever-evolving food and drink scene in our town. New restaurants...

Read More
The Nuances of Single-Block Wine: Black Kite Cellars

In the world of California wine, a single-vineyard bottling denotes that 95% of the fruit must be sourced from that vineyard. But what then, does it mean when a bottle...

Read More
Costeaux French Bakery: An Iconic Fixture in the Healdsburg Community

Throughout the years, the bakery changed hands and names many times, but one thing remained: its presence in the community and consistent supply of wonderfully delicious fresh breads and baked...

Read More
The Wild Side of Central Otago

Curtis Marsh pairs a wild venison back strap from an 8 pointer stag bagged by Central Otago winemaker, Tim Kerruish—cooked with local wild thyme—with the wild-fermented Folding Hill Orchard Block...

Read More
Why Wine Bars? A Spotlight on Willi’s Wine Bar

Living in wine country, one might wonder why visit a wine bar when you can go directly to the source? With hundreds upon hundreds of wineries in Northern California, the...

Read More
Hugged By Life: Behind the Scenes at "Live in the Vineyard"

Nine years ago, long-time friends and collaborators Claire Parr and Bobbii Jacobs founded “Live in the Vineyard” because, Parr says now, “our artists needed to be hugged by life.”...

Read More
Amplify the Autumn

Over the past couple of years, I’ve developed a fondness for natural wines. And by natural wines, I don’t mean foul-tasting, positively odd, aquarium-water-like wines, which is what I thought...

Read More
Handline Brings Locavores Fresh and Tasty California Cuisine

With a line out the door at 7pm on a Friday night, just 15 days after their grand opening, it is safe to say that Handline Coastal California in Sebastopol...

Read More
Loading…