SANTA ROSA, Calif.
One of the things I’ve been trying to do all these years of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is to experience lavender season in wine country. Today I crossed that off my list when I visited Matanzas Creek Winery in Sonoma County.
Matanzas is known not just for its […]Read the full post →
The strip of 40th Street off Broadway continues to grow, and the same block that draws crowds regularly because of the mac and cheese restaurant Homeroom has now blossomed with a few novelty stores, including the boutique wine shop Oakland Yard.
Opened late last year by partners Daniel Schmidt and Jonathan Davis, the […]Read the full post →
On my bus ride home that travels on Grand Avenue, I noticed awhile back the relatively new wine store Bay Grape, and I always thought it was interesting to see the small wine shop considering there’s also a wine shop/wine bar called Ordinaire just a few blocks away on the same street.
It seems Oakland […]Read the full post →
SANTA ROSA, Calif.
When in Sonoma wine country, you expect rolling hills. Check. You expect fine wine. Check. You expect Dungeness crab. Say what?
Last weekend, it wasn’t the wine that drew me to Sonoma but the promise of crab. A few months ago I signed up for a pruning seminar and crab feed put […]Read the full post →
The wine bar 10 William Street is the kind of place that looks like chefs from other restaurants come to hang out.
In fact, when I was there during my Australian vacation, what looked like chef friends sauntered up to the bar and was warmly greeted by Chef Daniel Pepperell. From the tiny […]Read the full post →
On a warm springlike day in San Francisco, the only reason that would keep me indoors is the promise of chocolates, and lots of it.
The annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon took place today, and while others biked or jogged around the Marina or played volleyball and laid in the sun near Fort […]Read the full post →
What could glow like the warm winter flame in a fireplace or remind one of a sunset over a sandy beach during a long-needed vacation?
That’s what I pondered when I looked at the three balloon wine glasses in front of me filled with orange wine.
Orange wines have started to pop up around wine […]Read the full post →
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