Nose to the Wheel

Big wheel keep on turnin'When cold and flu season hits wine country, the perceptual powers of aficionados–especially those that require a nose–are rendered useless; indeed, those like myself rely on a sort of gustatory synesthesia to free-associate an impression of a wine based on … Read on.

Monte Rosso Vineyards

I'll be...drunk.Sure, it has titular echoes of any of a number of shabby sci-fi flicks, but Senate Bill 1380 heralds something of a marketing coup for Sonoma County wine. In an effort to pump up the brand muscle of area wines, … Read on.

Pour Guy

Pour Guy Danny DonaldsonBartender Danny Donaldson knows the velocity of vodka and the g-force of gin. The popular staffer at the Lodge at Sonoma?s Carneros Bistro is a practitioner of ?flairing,? an acrobatic admixture of equal parts bartending and, well, Cirque du Soleil. … Read on.