Coastview Vineyards: Now Open in Carmel Valley Village

By Laura Ness A Trip to the Coastview Vineyard One of the most beautiful ways to truly experience the soul of a wine is to drink it in the vineyard where it was born. One spring day, winemaker Ian Brand and I did just that, at the top of the […]


Porterhouse and mushroom medley recipe

Grilled Porterhouse with a Medley of Sautéed Mushrooms

A Porterhouse steak is my favorite cut, you get the best of both worlds – a N.Y. strip and a filet that is large enough to share. Top it off with a medley of fruity chanterelles, peppery oysters, a meaty portobello, and a handful of smoky shiitakes to finish off […]



A Santa Rosa Wine Weekend Getaway

• By Kimberly Horg •  With many more than 100 wineries, nice weather year round, gorgeous views and the close proximity to many other hot spots, a Santa Rosa weekend getaway might be the relaxing retreat that’s awaiting arrival. Santa Rosa is in the heart of Sonoma County, so wineries […]

Craft Beer


Firestone Walker Brewery

Old World Beers Reinvented on the Central Coast By Hudson Lindenberger • When David Walker and Adam Firestone decided to open a brewery 18-years ago they wanted to create something unique. The two brothers-in-law wanted to try their hand at brewing using vintage British methods to create the type of […]