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8/2/2017

One day in the Napa is all you really need to get a good buzz, a quick tour of the highlights, and a few bottles for the house. But with all the summer... More»

7/5/2017

Surveying her bar, made up of an eclectic selection of fortified wines and aperitifs, Nora Furst sighs. “I’m like a chef who... More»

6/30/2017

Even though the Fourth of July means day drinking, day drinking doesn’t have to mean breaking out the kegerator. Wine and grilling go together like,... More»

4/10/2017

Now that it’s spring, beef stew and potatoes have made way for fried fish tacos and asparagus. Some hearty pairings, like bold red wine and lamb, are... More»

4/7/2017

  Uncertain times like these often lead to a decline in profligacy and a search for value. But San Francisco has an odd... More»

3/1/2017

  Straddling Sonoma and Napa Valleys, Carneros is less than 60 miles by Zipcar from San Francisco, but its country vibe feels a world away.... More»

2/10/2017

  The Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture is making February just a little bit more bearable on February 15, when its... More»

1/12/2017

  At St. George Spirits in Alameda, master distiller Lance Winters makes a liqueur called Bruto Americano, which translates... More»

12/21/2016

  Everyone knows there’s wine country for locals and wine country for tourists. When you’ve got visitors in town for the holidays,... More»

12/16/2016

  “Funky.” “Cloudy.” “Umami.” These descriptors may sound better suited to bone broth than sparkling wine.... More»

12/8/2016

  The best gift for a wine lover is usually a bottle of good wine. But if you’re a bad guesser—or just want to be more creative... More»