Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Mountain Winery Unveils 2014 Concert Series

I’ve been writing about the “connection” between wine and music for… well, let’s just say many years. I could go (and have gone) on and on about how music and wine complement each other — the music making the wine

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Hilltop Wining (and Snacking) in the City by the Bay

Near the top of Russian Hill on San Francisco’s famous Hyde Street, alongside the cable car route to Fisherman’s Wharf, you’ll find Bacchus, an intimate, dimly lit wine bar with flickering candles, soft music and gorgeous floral arrangements. Romantic? Absolutely.

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What Would Regis Think? Kathy Gifford Dives Into Wine

If you’ve ever seen the fourth hour of the “Today” program on NBC, you may have spied co-hosts Kathy Gifford and Hoda Kotb doing a little bit of… what’s the word?… imbibing. Now, Gifford has lent her star power to

Posted in Editor's Journal

It’s Prime Time for Prime Rib This Sunday

This Sunday is National Prime Rib Day, and the recipe that follows will yield 8-10 servings.

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Monterey County Wineries Offer a Grape Escape on May 3

While much of the world was witnessing unfathomable tragedy — from the bombing of New York’s World Trade Center to the killing of 22 United Nations troops in Somalia — a group of winery owners in California decided it might

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Yosemite Area Wineries to Celebrate Lincoln-Signed Grant

A century and a half ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed the grant that established Yosemite National Park. To mark the occasion, several of the estates that comprise California’s Madera Wine Trail will host the first Yosemite Grant Wine Celebration. Throughout

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Toast Earth Day at Home… Today and All Year ’Round

Over the last week, we’ve shared information on a number of Earth Day-focused events at some of America’s “greenest” wineries. But if you’ve not been able to participate in any of those activities this year, you can still make an

Posted in Wine and the Environment

Plug in Your Car and Pour Some Pinot Noir

My thanks to the folks at PR Web for sending along the media advisory that follows — dealing with one of my favorite parts of the world to go “wine exploring.” – – – – – Five of the Willamette

Posted in Wine and the Environment

A Leader in ‘Green’ Winegrowing Plans a Special Celebration

How seriously does Benziger Family Winery take its commitment to the environment? Just look at one of its bottles. The label depicts the four archetypal classical elements — Earth, Water, Air and Fire — using their ancient Greek symbols. And

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Temecula Winery Plans Series of ‘Earth-to-Wine’ Tours

Earth Day celebrations at wineries are not restricted to California’s North Coast region. In Southern California’s Temecula growing area, north of San Diego, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa has planned a series of “Earth to Wine” tours, running April

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