“My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.” ― David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Fall is my favorite season — and the most stunning time in Wine Country. Invigorated by the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges of the vines in Napa Valley this weekend, I share nearly 20 new articles I wrote these last two weeks, including a big feature on 12 Essential Sonoma restaurants, covering a range of prices and food categories around the County.
Top Tastes – My Food Articles, November 1-15: 13 of my current Zagat articles on a number of new restaurants, under-the-radar spots and more.
Imbiber – My Drink Articles, November 1-15: 4 of my current Zagat articles on new cocktails at Alembic, a wine sailing adventure on the Bay, 3 new beer bars you should know, and more.
Wandering Traveler – New Orleans: In my annual return to my beloved Nola, standout dishes at 8 new and established restaurants.
As your personal concierge who tells it like a good friend would, I also create personalized itineraries: trips, meals, explorations (under “Services“).
Editor, Distiller Magazine
SF Bay Guardian Critic (Weekly Column: 2009-2013)
Freelance: The Times London, Eater, PureWow, Drink Me Magazine, Citysearch, NBC’s The Feast, Blackboard Eats, Tasting Table, Grubstreet, Where Magazine
**Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Virginia Miller**