Monthly Archives: August 2010

New Wine Bar Opens on Sonoma Plaza

As if we needed one, there’s a new reason to visit Sonoma’s historic downtown plaza.

It’s the Plaza Wine Bar, which has opened in the back of the Plaza Bistro restaurant.

Restaurateur Martin Chavez is the man behind the project, and he knows a thing or two about wine…

Posted in Wine Buzz

Wine Scam Results in Massive Fine

How does an unscrupulous wine broker make more money?

If you’re Andrew Hashin of Rivers Wine in Australia, you do it by selling Chardonnay juice, but diluting it with juice from Sultana grapes – which cost about a fourth as much as Chardonnay grapes…

Posted in The Wine Business

New Wine Resort Planned for U.S./Canada Border

On the United States side of the border, it’s known as the Okanogan Valley. On the Canadian side, it’s spelled Okanagan – with a third A instead of a second O.

But no matter how you spell it, a new wine resort is coming to the U.S./Canadian border.

It’s a joint effort involving…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

Star Italian Chef to Appear (and Cook) in Napa Valley

Planning an excursion to California’s North Coast wine country next month?

If so, try to attend V. Sattui Winery’s annual Harvest Ball on Saturday, September 25.

For one thing, the wines of V. Sattui – available only at the winery – are stellar…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log
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