Monthly Archives: September 2009

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Draws 2,500

    Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, one of the country’s most prestigious
wine events and Sonoma County’s largest food and wine fundraiser of the
year, enjoyed record participation and attendance while raising more
than $400,000 for local Sonoma charities.

     The annual three-day, pre-harvest celebration — comprised of the
30th annual Showcase: Taste of Sonoma, the 17th annual Sonoma Valley
Harvest Wine Auction, and a series of vintner-hosted lunches and
dinners — shines a spotlight on Sonoma’s unparalleled culinary,
winemaking and hospitality heritage.

     In all, more than 150 wineries, 60 chefs and countless hospitality
providers and volunteers took part in the annual fete that drew…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Don't Forget Veggies When You Fire Up the Grill

    Vegetables are notoriously difficult to match with wine. But when
you grill the veggies, the challenge becomes much less daunting.

     Perhaps that is why vegetables have moved up to No. 7 on the list
of the most popular grilled foods. (You can scroll down to see the full
list.)

     Grilling not only intensifies the natural flavors of a given
vegetable, but it provides the opportunity to make them more
interesting through…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Chile Joins the Sustainability March

     Add Chile to the ever growing list of winegrowing countries that is taking its responsibility to the land seriously.

     According to Decanter, the University of Talca recently completed
development of a sustainability protocol, providing winery owners with
a road map for achieving sustainability in their farming and…

Posted in Wine and the Environment

You Won't Sing the Blues with Clarksburg Wines

    In the South, Clarksville is one of the historic homes of the blues.

     In the West, Clarksburg is a California winegrowing region that in
recent years finally has been garnering the recognition it deserves.

     Grapes have been grown in Clarksburg — part of California’s Delta
region near the state capital of Sacramento — for generations. But for
most of that time, because the region didn’t have the name recognition
of…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles
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