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Mendocino’s Mushroom, Wine and Beer Fest Vows to Continue Satisfying Hungry Guests After Devastating Fires

Mendocino County, like its other wine country neighbors, has had a devastating couple of weeks. Approximately 37,000 acres were decimated and certain wineries were destroyed in the recent wild fires. However, Mendocino residents are strong and united in the message that they are open for business and ready to welcome guests. Organizers continue to plan the 19th annual Mushroom, Wine... Read More
Wine 

Cork or Screwcap? New Oxford Study Adds Fuel To The Debate

Cork or screwcap? This has been a hotly debated question which many winemakers have asked themselves when bottling their wine. Recently, Oxford University’s Crossmodal Research Laboratory looked to test whether the sound and sight of a cork-stopped and screw-capped wine being opened would influence the perception of the wine inside the bottle. 140 participants were asked to try two identical wines,... Read More
Sonoma Wine 

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Announces 2017 Professional Wine Competition Results

Sonoma County Harvest Fair celebrating its 43rd year is the largest regional wine competition in the United States, announced the results of its annual Professional Wine Competition. In order for a wine to qualify, it has to be made with grapes grown in Sonoma County, with a Sonoma County designated AVA as the only region listed on the bottle. This... Read More
Holiday Open House Sonoma

Holiday Open House

Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) announces its’ 2016 Holiday Open House, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 25 & 26 from 11 AM – 4 PM both days! Kick-Off the Holiday Season – Wine Country Style! Enjoy two days of Wine Tastings, Holiday Nibbles, Gift Packages, Discounts & much more. Seventeen wineries throughout Sonoma Valley are opening their doors... Read More
Holiday Open House Sonoma

Holiday Open House

Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) announces its’ 2016 Holiday Open House, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 25 & 26 from 11 AM – 4 PM both days! Kick-Off the Holiday Season – Wine Country Style! Enjoy two days of Wine Tastings, Holiday Nibbles, Gift Packages, Discounts & much more. Seventeen wineries throughout Sonoma Valley are opening their doors... Read More
Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Day

Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Days

Passport Celebration Days to the Santa Cruz Mountains was introduced in 1993, by the Winegrowers of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Four times a year the wine growing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region. Over the last 20 years... Read More
Taste of Atlas Peak 2016

Taste of Atlas Peak

Treat yourself to a Taste of Atlas Peak, featuring world-class wines from 10 Atlas Peak wineries, Gourmet Small Bites from Chef John Vlandis, Silent Auction and Live, High-Octane Blues from The Hummingbirdz! Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Walk Around Wine Tasting The Ranch House at Black Stallion Estate Winery, 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa $50 Special Advance Tickets... Read More
Winesong Charity Auction

Winesong Charity Auction

The centerpiece of Winesong weekend is our Charity Auction, featuring both a silent and live auction. Excitement builds in the Auction Tents with lively bidding for over 200 lots, featuring spectacular wines from the world’s most prestigious wine producers, rare vintages, large format bottles plus special vertical and horizontal collections. Other auction highlights include original art from acclaimed California artists,... Read More
Astoria Lemonade Cocktails 

Cocktail Recipe: Lemonade Prosecco Punch

Ingredients: 4-6 cups prepared Lemonade 1/3 cup citrus vodka (you can substitute regular flavor) 1 pint blackberries (or your favorite berry), frozen 3 sprigs fresh mint 1 750ml bottle Astoria Prosecco D.O.C., chilled 1. Stir lemonade and vodka to a gallon size pitcher. Add blackberries and mint. Add the Prosecco. Serve over ice. The longer it sits the more the... Read More