Wine

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2014 Holiday Wines from Local Vines

by Laura Ness Whether you need unique wines for gifting or entertaining, why not choose some distinctive and unusual California wines? Here are a few sure bets for the Twelve Days of Christmas and beyond: 2012 Ser Wines Sparkling Riesling, Wirz Vineyard, Cienega Valley, San Benito County, $36 This is […]

Food

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Chocolate Ganache Truffles Recipe – Syrah Paring

These chocolate truffles pair perfectly with Dutton Estate’s Sweet Sisters Late Harvest Syrah or any robust red of your choosing. Recipe courtesy of Chef Cynthia Newcomb at Dutton Estate. Ingredients: 1 cup heavy cream 12 ounces good quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped* (or, Guittard makes 61% semisweet or bittersweet chocolate wafers available […]

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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

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Kinetic Brewing Company

Lancaster’s Great American Beer Festival Medal Winner  By Hudson Lindenberger  For our fifth installment of our tour of California’s multiple medal winners from last year’s Great American Beer Festival we head east into the Antelope Valley. Lancaster is our goal, home of Kinetic Brewing Company. When Kinetic Brewing Company opened […]