Author: Liza Zimmerman

Bountiful Sonoma is just an hour away from S.F.

The hamlets in Sonoma County were planned around charming town squares years ago. These tree-shaded parks remain the gathering places…

3 years ago

Exploring the cool, crisp wine extremes of Portugal and Spain

The first time I was offered a white port in Lisbon, Portugal, I thought the restaurant owner had lost his…

3 years ago

In pairing wine and vegetables, look for similar flavors

California might have some of the best vegetables in the world, but they don’t always pair well with the equally…

3 years ago

Pacifica a seaside retreat just 30 minutes from S.F.

It is home to the Taco Bell with the best view in the world. In Pacifica, the fun only starts…

3 years ago

Korean food can be paired with wine, but it’s not easy

I have always been a huge fan of Korean food. The soups and stews are like mother’s milk: warm, comforting…

3 years ago

Urban wineries keep your tasting trip close to home

It is always fun to take a day — or weekend — to escape to Napa or Sonoma, but there…

3 years ago

Secrets to pairing delicate Vietnamese food with wine

I went to Vietnam 15 years ago strictly for the food. That was long before the tourist waves arrived, and…

3 years ago