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  1. Visiting Napa and Sonoma: Tips to Enjoy a Different Experience

    Visiting Napa and Sonoma: Tips to Enjoy a Different Experience

    We almost didn’t write this column. We were approaching a special wedding anniversary -- which ones aren’t special? -- and we thought we’d return to Napa and Sonoma Wine Country to celebrate. We’d simply drive around to see the places that had sowed some of the seeds of who we’ve become, personally and professionally, since our first visit in 1975.

  2. Leave the Gun, Take the Pinot Blanc: Why ‘The Godfather’ Inspires Ram’s Gate’s Joe Nielsen

    Leave the Gun, Take the Pinot Blanc: Why ‘The Godfather’ Inspires Ram’s Gate’s Joe Nielsen

    When we posted an item about Pinot Blanc last year, a reader responded: “I was searching for a California Pinot Blanc yesterday at BevMo. Not a one to be found but they did have 800 Chardonnays.”

  3. Supporting Women in Wine: Woman-Owned Wineries of Sonoma County

    Supporting Women in Wine: Woman-Owned Wineries of Sonoma County

    Gender inequality and problems of sexual harassment in the food and beverage industry have recently dominated the news headlines. It is refreshing to be able to shed light on efforts to highlight and support women in wine with Amy Bess Cook's new initiative Woman-Owned Wineries of Sonoma County.
  4. Can Sustainability Put Sonoma Wines On Top?

    Can Sustainability Put Sonoma Wines On Top?

    Consumer concerns for climate and fair wages might provide a marketing edge.
  5. On Tasting: Chablis and Sonoma Pinot Noir

    On Tasting: Chablis and Sonoma Pinot Noir

    The back of a wine label can sometimes read like a Dr. Seuss book. Two sommeliers help decode Chablis and Sonoma Pinot Noir.
  6. Vardo in the Vineyard: O! Pioneers, or the Spirit of Winemaking

    Vardo in the Vineyard: O! Pioneers, or the Spirit of Winemaking

    I finally get it — some risks are just worth taking. I now revere pioneers; and the wine industry is an ideal place to witness pioneering efforts.
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