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Long Island Winterfest: Good Music… Good Wine… Good Weather?

Because you can’t hole up inside forever… here’s hoping the weather cooperates as the 8th annual Winterfest gets ready for its second weekend on the North Fork of New York’s Long Island. With a music component known as “Live on

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Pinot Days Chicago Is Less Than a Month Away

“Snow Days” will magically morph into “Pinot Days” in less than a month — which should come as a welcome relief to residents of Chicago, who have been shivering through another frigid winter. Pinot Days Chicago is scheduled for Saturday,

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Savoring the Scenery of Sonoma… Slowly

Some of my best friends are bikers. No, not hell’s angels, or other motorcycle riders — even though “Sons of Anarchy” became a staple in our household during its just-completed run. I’m talking about bicycle riders. I love to listen

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3 Romantic Sonoma County Wineries… to the Rescue

Has anyone else noticed that Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day are falling on back-to-back days this year? Not being the superstitious type, and very secure in my relationship, I’m not too worried about it. But it does seem like

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Chorizo, Asado and Malbec… Oh, My!

In this week’s run-up to Valentine’s Day, we’ve been sharing romantic wining and dining ideas in cities that provide “Valentine’s Day Ultra-Getaways,” as suggested in an article that ran in USA Today. On Tuesday, we took you to Restaurant Mark

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Where to Get Your Culinary Romance on in Miami

In yesterday’s blog, we told you about a USA Today story focused on “Valentine’s Day Ultra-Getaways.” And we shined the spotlight on a highly acclaimed romantic dining destination in one of the cities USA Today featured — Edinburgh. Today, we

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Romantic Wining and Dining in Edinburgh

Last year about this time, USA Today ran a feature story titled, “Sweet Dreams: Valentine’s Day Ultra-Getaways.” It shined the spotlight on five dreamy destinations in Edinburgh, Miami, Buenos Aires, Paris and Los Angeles. We’ve selected three of those destinations

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Plan Now for Sonoma County Restaurant Week

If it weren’t for bills to pay, work to get done, deadlines to meet, grandkids to get to school — in other words, life — there is only one place I would choose to be the week of March 9-15.

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This May, Join Vinesse & Sojourn for a Private Cycling Tour of Sonoma

If you’re a frequent reader or an active Vinesse member, you probably already know that Vinesse is about to kick off our first ever Private Cycling Tour of Sonoma Wine Country in a partnership with Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations.

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Cohn Festival: Takin’ It to the… Field of Dreams

It’s the end of one era, and the beginning of another. For more years than I can remember, Bruce Cohn — a man who has guided the careers of the Doobie Brothers and other music stars, and the founder of

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