Melissa Vogt
Celebrate National Doughnut Day at City Garden

If you’re a wine-country foodie, Santa Rosa’s new City Garden Doughnuts & Coffee is sure to have popped up on your radar. With its grand opening today on National Doughnut Day—June 2—City Garden is primed to bring locals and visitors the highest quality doughnuts they’re ever tasted.

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Top 5 Italian Grape Varieties for Rosé

Italian varietals are a-plenty across the vast appellations of the country. And while most of the red varietals are made for red table wines, there’s actually quite a few that are used for Rosé production as well.

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Coming up in the End of May Interim Issue

In this month’s Interim Issue, Monica Larner leads the way with her Italian reporting, followed by a couple very exciting reports from Neal Martin, and a part three to top off Lisa Perrotti-Brown’s thorough New Zealand coverage.

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5 Outstanding Value Reds from the Languedoc

The Languedoc region in the south of France has long been known to wine industry insiders as a great appellation for value—you can often find quality wines for a fraction of the price compared to other French wine regions.

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SHED: An Authentic Taste of Northern Calfornia in Healdsburg

Sonoma County’s Healdsburg is a town known most for its high-end restaurants and fantastic cuisine, as well as it's close proximity to wine country, which results in endless great wine lists. Having first opened its doors in 2013, SHED is not a new kid on the block, but the restaurant’s atmosphere and creative culinary delights are anything but old school.

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5 Sonoma Cabernets that Rival Napa

In California, there’s no denying that Napa Valley has the lock on Cabernet Sauvignon. But on the other side of the Mayacamas Mountains, Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley is keeping Napa Valley on its toes.

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3 Styles of California Chardonnay Perfect for Mother’s Day

It’s a well-known fact that mothers love their Chardonnay and that’s because this go-to white wine is about as versatile as it gets in the great Golden State, so there’s a style out there for every kind of mom.

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8 South African Pinotages You Should Know

Not every New World winemaking country can claim that it has a heritage grape variety—one they have single-handedly bred and can call their own. If you’re familiar with South African wines, then you know we’re talking about none other than Pinotage, which is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault.

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Coffee and Wine: How Your Two Favorite Beverages are Similar

Speaking of aromas and flavors, this is perhaps one of the most obvious similarities. Just like wine, coffee has a unique bouquet of aromas that are specific to its variety, terroir and roasting process—the same can be said for the coffee’s flavors and textures.

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Third-Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction Raises $794,500

The third-annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction, put on by the Sonoma County Vintners, was hosted on April 20th and 21st this year. A whirlwind of events starting with the two preview-tastings on Thursday...Friday yielded another gorgeous day on the grounds of the Vintner’s Inn for the final chance to taste the auction lots, followed by the live auction itself.

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