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Wine 101: Easy Wine Facts for Beginners

California red wine

While wine can often seem intimidating or overly sophisticated, it can actually be quite simple. We spoke with a few experts whose tips will help ease your entry into the world of wine and wineries. 

Drink, Dance, and Brunch at Out in the Vineyard in Sonoma!

Out in the Vineyard

Enjoy three full days of LGBT events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley, which is also home to some of the world's most prestigious wines and wineries.

Healdsburg Shed: One More Epic Wine Country Must-Visit

Healdsburg Shed

Originally published on California Home & Design

For epicurean pilgrims, one more stop will soon be added on the march to Mecca. Healdsburg Shed won’t be just another farmers’ market.

Festivals Worth Your Weekend in Sonoma

Taste Alexander Valley

Like to eat and drink wine? Then get out the calendar and cross off some days for a getaway to Sonoma County, because spring is in full force, the sun is shining and festival season is about to kick into high gear.

Seven Perfect Wine Pairings for Spring Cuisine

Press Club's Jumbo Delat Asparagus paired with Chardonnay

Spring is here and that means warm weather, fresh ingredients, bold flavors, new menus, and grilling. We present seven of our favorite food and wine pairings to try this season:

Winemaking, from the Vineyard to the Bottle

It’s hard enough to remember the different types of wine, much less the many steps it takes to get the grapes from the vineyard to the bottle.

Have a Ball In Wine Country! Bocce Ball, That Is

Landmark Vineyards Bocce ball

There’s nothing wrong with an impromptu springtime trip to Wine Country. Roaming around without a plan has its rewards, but there are days when you just feel more like hanging out somewhere for a stretch.

Napa’s Off-Road Winery Excursions

Wineries are now offering off-road vineyard tours for adventurous wine (and nature) lovers that'll take you through the vineyards, into the hills, and past historic landmarks.

Our Favorite Private Winery Tours in Sonoma

Sonoma is well on its way to being as posh and packed as Napa Valley, which makes it more difficult to find intimate and personal experiences. But, believe us, they’re out there, and here are our favorites:

Five Things to Do in Wine Country in March

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A not to be missed architectural tour of Napa Valley icons, a Secret Cinema in Stags Leap, an eye-popping new photography exhibit in Rutherford and treasure hunting in Healdsburg, this and more all happening this month.

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