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4 Reasons Sonoma County Should Be at the Top of Your Wine Travel List

People often are surprised when they learn that California’s Napa Valley does not hold the No. 1 position on my list of favorite wine regions to visit. Don’t get me wrong; I love Napa… and I love Napa Valley wines.

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Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

2 Wine-and-Cheese Pairings to Try Before You Die

I never knew I liked blue cheese until I tried it soft and warm atop a thick, juicy steak. I never knew that what we in America think of as Swiss cheese really isn’t until I went to Switzerland. For

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Highly Elevated Wining and Dining in Los Angeles

Even though Southern California’s high-rise buildings have survived even the strongest earthquakes — and are designed with that very purpose in mind — I’m still a little hesitant to go inside them, let alone ascend to their highest floors. I’m

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Posted in Wine Buzz

Preparing for the Super Bowl Celebration

Never in a million years did I think the Denver Broncos would be able to beat the New England Patriots in Sunday’s NFC Championship game, even though the Broncos were playing at home. I just figured that at these points

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Posted in Editor's Journal

Try This Easy-to-Prepare, Cab-Friendly Dish

In yesterday’s blog, we shared a recipe for Onion and Gruyere Tarts — perfect for a cold pre-winter day, and also perfect with Cabernet Sauvignon. But as a few blog followers pointed out, that recipe really requires two days because

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What to Pair with Fair Fare

In a recent post, I told you about wine-drinking opportunities at the 2014 Orange County Fair. I didn’t get a chance to go to the California State Fair in Sacramento this year, but I did have a couple of spies

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Under-the-Radar Wine Pairings

Blink an eye, and the month of July is half over! July is packed with “food days” — those official (or otherwise) celebrations of everything from (in the case of July) corn fritters to jelly beans. In fact, there is

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