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Sonoma (Sonoma, California)

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  • Hey, syrah!

    "Shame about syrah, really," I was thinking the other day while washing down a cheeseburger with a glass of 2003 Ojai Thompson Vineyard Syrah from California's Santa Barbara County. The wine was big, meaty even. Yet, it was balanced, in proportion,...
  • Which white?

    Which white?
    Pork famously became "the other white meat" when the National Pork Board launched the slogan back in the 1980s. It's a term that's stuck — more than 90 percent of Americans recognize it today, according to Pamela Johnson of the board's Pork...
  • Zin-ful toast to 4th of July

    Zin-ful toast to 4th of July
    July Fourth: Rockets will scream through the darkening sky, sparklers will sputter and cherry bombs will pop in backyards all across the United States. Why not also celebrate Independence Day with a firecracker of a wine, a zinfandel from California's...
  • Healdsburg, California catches green fever

    Healdsburg, California catches green fever
    I'm lying naked facedown on a table while a masseuse anoints my feet with a balm of freshly crushed organic Meyer lemon, sage and olive oil. Part of me finds the sensation "rejuvenating" and "invigorating," as the spa description promised. The other...
  • Pinot noir smackdown

    Pinot noir smackdown
    Oregonians famously don't want you to move there, but they don't mind a visit — unless you're Californian. Then don't bother, please, and thank you. Regional dislikes are nothing new: Connecticut people loathe New Yorkers (especially those behind...
  • Cheap winter thrills

    Cheap winter thrills
    It's January. It's dark and cold and icy and icky. Holiday bills are coming due. The kids have the flu. Comfort yourself, a little, with a good bottle of cheap wine.Truly, there's nothing more delicious than a bargain. Consumers feeling the pinch are...
  • Planning your trip to Healdsburg / Sonoma

    WHERE TO STAY Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg, Calif.; (800) 889-7188, www.hotelhealdsburg.com. A sleek, modern hotel on the town square. The perfect antidote to all those frilly wine country B&Bs. Rates begin at $275. WHERE TO EAT...
  • Brides could be walking down the vineyard aisle

    Brides could be walking down the vineyard aisle
    More wedding bells could ring at Napa Valley wineries after a tough economic year that has some saying yes to a proposal to revise rules banning most vineyard vows. Proponents say the plan would bring in some cash for struggling vintners and provide an...
  • Foodie paradise in Berkeley

    Foodie paradise in Berkeley
    Even if I don't eat Velveeta, you couldn't call me a dedicated foodie; I just like eating good food. So, every so often, I treat myself to a little culinary tour to sample special treats . "Food makes sense to everyone," says "epicurean concierge" Lisa...
  • Californians Celebrate Pot on 4/20 Marijuana Holiday

    Californians Celebrate Pot on 4/20 Marijuana Holiday
    Forget Hippie Hill. For thoroughly modern marijuana smokers in the San Francisco Bay area, the hip place to celebrate their movement's high holiday this year was the inside of a stretch Hummer parked outside a pot gardening superstore where...
  • You, your doctor and the internet

    You, your doctor and the internet
    You've just started treatment with a new psychiatrist, whom you like very much. Should you "friend" her on Facebook? If she says yes, what if she finds those pictures of you dancing drunkenly with the lampshade on your head — after you told her you...
  • "Stalker" Ordered to Stay Away from Audrina Patridge

    "Stalker" Ordered to Stay Away from Audrina Patridge
    LOS ANGELES -- The man accused of stalking Audrina Patridge has been ordered to stay away from "The Hills" star. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David S. Cunningham granted Audrina, and her brother Mark Patridge, a 3-year restraining order against 24-...