Toast of the Town San Francisco Takes Shape

Toast of the Town San Francisco April 7

March 7, 2011 - As of today, the event is still a month away. But details are beginning to emerge as to the wineries and restaurants that will be represented at Toast of the Town, scheduled for April 7 at San Francisco City Hall. Organizing a wine-and-food gala on the scale of Toast of the Town is … [Read more...]

Sonoma Wineries Are Offering Special Barrel Tasting Deals

Wine Country Guide

Updated March 3, 2011 The two consecutive weekends of March 4-6 and 11-13 are barrel tasting weekends involving dozens of wineries in the wine regions along the Russian River in northern Sonoma County. You'll find barrel tasting events at wineries throughout the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, … [Read more...]

Dinner and All That Jazz at Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg


Every Monday & Tuesday Night In March The Healdsburg Jazz Festival welcomes back the Dry Creek Kitchen as one of our local venues. Enjoy world-class dining from master chef Charlie Palmer, while listening to jazz and Brazilian music from some of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians in duo and … [Read more...]

“Toast of the Town” Comes To San Francisco on April 7

San Francisco City Hall

Faced with global competition from thousands of wine labels, vintners constantly look for new ways to focus the attention of wine consumers on the merits of individual wine brands. By far the best way to do that is to let consumers actually sample the wines. Perhaps for as long as there have been … [Read more...]

Tra Vigne Pinot & Cioppino Night

Tra Vigne Logo

Wednesday evening my wife and I made what has become an annual excursion to partake of Pinot & Cioppino NIght at St. Helena’s venerable Tra Vigne Restaurant. An annual excursion for us, but a weekly routine for them. We were a little surprised to discover that it’s an every Wednesday evening … [Read more...]

The Wine Country’s Best Values In Fine Dining

Wine Country Dining

We’ve come to the end of 2010 and restaurant critics have released their lists of best restaurants for 2011. We’ve looked at two leading sets of restaurant ratings and have come to some basic conclusions about which highly-rated restaurants offer consumers the greatest values. We started our review … [Read more...]

Discover Soothing Calistoga

Relaxing At A Calistoga Spa

One of the most relaxing Wine Country getaways is the charming Victorian town of Calistoga, nestled at the foot of Mount St. Helena at the north end of Napa Valley. You can get your fill of relaxing spa treatments, world-class wineries, fine dining and great shopping in a single day or weekend. Head … [Read more...]

Close In Carneros


Wondering what to do with your free day in San Francisco?  Hop in the car and in just 45 minutes you can be at the door of your first winery in the spectacular Carneros wine region. There’s a distinct feel in Carneros, whose location at the confluence of Napa and Sonoma makes it part of both regions. … [Read more...]