Food and Wine

Anchor Brewing’s new Baykeeper’s IPA helps to support a cleaner San Francisco Bay

The day on the bay was also an opportunity to showcase the new Baykeeper IPA

 

Fireside Bar: From dive to cozy hangout

“We felt the neighborhood could use a bar that wasn’t a dive bar that could appeal to a younger crowd.”

 

Larkmead Vineyards honors influential viticulture researcher with $200,000 gift to UC Davis

The donation will preserve and digitize the work of the late Professor Emeritus Dr. Harold Olmo

 

Meet your mixologist and a smoking cocktail

“I like to experiment, especially with my vodka drinkers.”

  • Jan 5, 2020

Gary’s Wine and Marketplace comes to St. Helena

When we arrived in late afternoon to the all-day event, the store was buzzing

Gift bottles they’ll remember: An Umbrian wine, Martinique rum

With the holidays upon us, allow me the gift of sharing two stories

Iconic French Bordeaux release tops Wine Spectator’s 2019 picks

The United States, at 29 percent, had more wines on the 2019 list than any other country

The little wine that could: Le Serre Nuove dell ‘Ornellaia

Twenty years have passed since the famed Tenuta dell ‘Ornellaia introduced the first true “second vin”

Signature cocktails that never get old

You can enjoy your party a lot more if you offer a signature cocktail or two.

Bourbon taster: The best job ever

Jackie Zykan is a master taster for Old Forester bourbon.

Prosecco leads Wine Enthusiast magazine Top 100 Wines of 2019

‘Tis the season for major wine periodicals to release their lists of top 100 wines.

The winemaker of the stars opens new estate near Healdsburg

Young veteran winemaker Jesse Katz, producer of Sonoma County Bordeaux-style wines under his Aperture Cellars brand since 2009, is about to take a huge step.

Lux Wines and virtual reality offer immersion into Italian wine portfolio

Tour showcases prominent estates with top-rated vintages

Valpolicella region yields varied choices of Italian wines

Verona, in northeast Italy, is a romantic city, steeped with history and beautiful vistas along the Adige River.

Sustainability and affordability drive Rioja Bodegas LAN wines to U.S. Markets

There is so much to love about Spanish wines from Rioja and other regions.

Taking direct consumer wine distribution to a new level

Following a similar model to Netflix, HBO and others in the film industry, Wine Access, is now partnering with established winemakers to produce their own exclusive wines.

New releases expand the boundaries of traditional California-style chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape varietal in the United States…

Port is no longer just an after-dinner drink

We talked to Adrian Bridge, CEO of the Fladgate Partnership in Portugal, about the newer apertivo-style ports.

Healdsburg’s Passalacqua Winery takes a minimalist approach

Jason Passalacqua is a fourth generation winemaker in the Dry Creek Valley.

Copenhagen’s Noma alums create spirits with flavors—and names — like no other

“Lars and Mark were looking for a new way of expressing flavor and all the work they’d done in that (Noma) space for so many years.”