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9/15/2014

  Because most of the grapes were still on the vines when the earthquake hit, not much of this year’s harvest was spilled: Look for the... More»

9/15/2014

  Grape stomping has a certain visceral allure: Who hasn’t fantasized about re-creating that I Love Lucy episode with some ripe... More»

9/15/2014

  Though the earthquake shook the valley to its foundation, it didn’t change downtown Napa’s status as an emerging dining... More»

9/15/2014

  “The 2012 Matthiasson Napa Valley white wine is a unique blend of sauvignon blanc, sémillon, ribolla gialla, and... More»

La Copa Verde Padrecito
1/16/2014

La Copa Verde ($10) This grass-green cocktail packs cilantro, chipotle, and roasty mezcal into a beverage that’s complex and balanced... More»

4/18/2013

Vodka authority Markku Raittinen, the... More»

10/18/2012

Heretic (Pittsburg) For years, the local home-brew community... More»

10/18/2012

The gypsies have arrived—gypsy brewers, that is, or brewers without a brewery to call their own. Instead, to make their delicious concoctions, they... More»

10/17/2012

While the trend is to serve craft beer “fresh” (in the locavore sense of the word), when it comes to everyday drinking, is tap or bottled beer... More»

10/17/2012

Boiled peanuts Soft, salty, and strangely addictive, these can be found at ... More»

10/17/2012

Nicole Erny Master Cicerone Cicerones didn't come onto the American... More»

10/17/2012

Head: The head of a beer speaks directly to the quality of the beer it caps. A full, thick head—such as the bushy white of a... More»