In Recognition of Earth Day: The Organic Wine Trail of the Santa Cruz Mountains

• By Mary Lindsay • “The CCOF inspectors spent three days inspecting at Silver Mountain in 1991, realized I had been farming organically since I started the vineyard in 1979, and awarded organic certification immediately,” said Jerold O’Brien of Silver Mountain Vineyards. O’Brien is proud of this certification, a testament […]


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 […]


Jet bag n bottle feature

Jet Bag: Reusable Padded, Absorbent Bottle Bags

Protect your wine and your clothing from breakage when you travel with these handy little Jet Bags. The clever diaper-like lining pads the bag, safeguarding your wine bottle from breakage. However, if your luggage gets thrown down a ramp by an over anxious airport employee, hits the tarmac and gets […]

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 […]