Sangiovese, barbera, primitivo...the classic Italian grape varieties most cultivated across Italy. But grown in Sonoma, California? Read my full articleÂ on Palate Press, the online wine magazine.
In Healdsburg, California last month on our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, we stopped into the great little home furnishings store, Lime Stone (owned by Charlie Palmer's wife Lisa), and found my new favorite wine gadget, The Wine Finer. This 4-in-1 wine accessory is a brilliant design from Marcus Vagnby and Nuance, a Danish kitchen appliance, [...]
WOW! sums up my first hot air ballooning experience. My husband surprised me for my birthday with the trip during our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. What a way to see wine country! It was an early morning start but so worth it. We met the Up & Away crew at the Sonoma County Airport. Conditions [...]
For the last day of our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, we headed into northern Sonoma County's Alexander Valley, known for Cabernet Sauvignon, and Dry Creek Valley, known for Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc produced from its warm days and morning fog off the Pacific Ocean. These two wine areas definitely feel different than the Russian River [...]
On the second day of our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, after an exhilarating early morning hot air balloon ride over Sonoma County vineyards, we visited wineries in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Valley...Martinelli Vineyards and Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars and Muscardini Cellars. Martinelli Vineyards and Winery Our first stop was in the Russian [...]