| Mar 4, 2009
What a little beauty of a Syrah from Jonathan and Susan Pey of Spicerack Vineyards. Their "Punchdown" Syrah comes from two cool-climate sites on the Sonoma Coast. Rich and spicy with scents of cassis, black pepper and wild herbs, this is an elegant,...
| Oct 13, 2009
Visit this page on FOX40.com for rolling updates on the 10/13 Storm:
Update at 4:00pm: FOX40 News at 5:30pm will air as a special report, "After The Storm." Be sure to tune in to see your photos and hear your storm stories, including what to do about...
| Oct 22, 2009
If Georges Duboeuf is the acknowledged "King of Beaujolais" in France, then Joel Patterson, founding winemaker at Ravenswood, should be hailed as
California's "King of Zinfandel."
Starting in 1976 with a one-man winery making 327 cases of zinfandel,...
| Oct 23, 2009
G. Patrick Ziemann, the former Roman Catholic bishop of Santa Rosa who resigned in 1999 amid sexual and financial scandals, has died. He was 68.
Ziemann died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at a monastery in Arizona, said his brother, Joe.
The bishop gave...
| Nov 17, 2009
At Vintners Own in Northwest Harris County, a team of 'wine pros' will help you custom make your own barrel of vino.
The owner Silvano Payne is a winemaker, he has been in the wine industry for 13 years.
Payne is a vineyard owner in Sonoma, California....
| Mar 29, 2009
SANTA ROSA, Calif.—Wine-weary visitors to Northern California have a friend in Sonoma County. It's not that wine isn't important here—it surely is with more than 200 active wineries—but people don't get into a lather over wine or the...
| Mar 29, 2009
SANTA ROSA, Calif.—"Winos" like me are never supposed to admit this, but sometimes California's wine country gets on my nerves. Sure, the wine writer in me thrills to roll up California Highway 29, taking in Napa Valley's most iconic names: Robert...
| Nov 20, 2009
Jeanne-Claude, whose collaboration with her husband Christo in creating massive environmental works of art such as the 24-mile-long "Running Fence" in California in the 1970s attracted worldwide attention for decades, has died. She was 74.
| Jan 23, 2005
This list of visitor offices was provided largely by the California Division of Tourism. It was edited for space.
More information: (800) 862-2543, http://www.visitcalifornia.com .
Amador County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, (800) 649-4988, fax...
| Jun 9, 2005
Colleagues describe Joe Massaro as a can-do kind of guy.
When he heard that 11-acre Petre Island in Lake Mahopac was for sale, the 58-year-old retired contractor spent five months going back and forth to the island by motorboat looking for the owner,...