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On the Town: 2012 Flavor! Napa Valley

  Flavor! Napa is a five day food and wine festival in its second year, potentially the definitive event representing the wines of the region and the chefs and restaurants that make this grouping of small towns in the countryside one of the great culinary and wine destinations in the world. Despite some nasty rainstorms hitting the area for part… Read more →

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Swanson Vineyard's charming Sip Shoppe

A Family Affair – Small Production Wines & Vermouth from SF to Napa

It’s a unique time in Bay Area winemaking. We see more California winemakers finding harmony between New & Old World-style production, laying off heavier-handed extremes of overly-oaked or high alcohol wines, honing in on our region’s true terroir. While global love for big, bold California wines isn’t going anywhere, it’s ever more apparent that our range is far beyond what… Read more →

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El Molino Central looks plucked out of LA

7 Food Destinations in Napa & Sonoma

HEALDSBURG SPOONBAR – I could write a piece on the cocktails alone at brand new Spoonbar in the h2hotel off of Healdsburg’s town square. You’ve already heard me mention Scott Beattie many times over the years. He truly is one of our country’s great bartenders and his cocktail menu at Spoonbar is a revelation. Yes, you’ll get waylaid by the… Read more →

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August 15, 2010

“We are born for meaning, not pleasure, unless it is pleasure that is steeped in meaning.” – Jacob Needleman It’s been quite a week with the ongoing party of SF Chefs and more high profile restaurant openings (Commonwealth, Benu, Bar Agricole). At SF Chefs, besides attending numerous seminars, tastings & parties (recap in next issue), I was one of three… Read more →

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View from atop the Aspen peaks on the night of the F&W Publishers party atop mountain (around 12,000 feet)

Talking Drink at Aspen Food & Wine Classic

With high altitude (around 8000 feet) and an onslaught of activity, Aspen Food & Wine is a dizzying, long weekend of tastings, seminars, parties and events held in the idyllic mountain town of Aspen every June. This summer I went with a drink focus in mind, even as I ate my way through the weekend. In fact, drink — namely… Read more →

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Gather's artful vegan 'charcuterie'

Around the Bay: Best Bay Area Restaurant Openings 2010

In Top Tastes I list the top ten new restaurant openings of the year in San Francisco. Here I list an additional four best new Bay Area openings: one in the South Bay, two in the East Bay, one in Wine Country. In the midst of Oakland’s continued proliferation as a dining hotspot and the new downtown Napa reign of… Read more →

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