Drinks

Third Annual Rosé All May at Auberge Du Soleil

There is something about a wine glass filled with Rosé that signals the beginning of summer. Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley’s premier adults-only getaway, is “pink” all month for their third annual…

Water 101: Lessons from a water sommelier

Water sommelier? That’s not a typo. That’s a thing. Indeed, Martin Riese, seen on Good Morning America, Conan O’Brien, CNN, and NPR among other key media outlets, has a degree in water.…

Sippin’ Carmel-by-the-Sea

Wine Walk your way through town with a glass in hand Carmel-by-the-Sea (often called Carmel) is a charming coastal town located two hours south of San Francisco in California’s Monterey Peninsula, known…

Calistoga Wine and Culinary Experience

Sipping and mingling on a sunny Calistoga afternoon Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley and the Calistoga Wine Growers Association were the perfect pairing for the Calistoga Wine and Culinary Experience on Saturday,…

Toast Earth Day With These Eco-Friendly Wines

What if being environmentally conscientious was as easy as choosing the right bottle of wine or champagne? Earth Day falls on April 22, but vinous producers Sonoma-Cutrer, Banfi, Avaline, Benziger, and Champagne…

Events Calendar: May / June 2022

Listen to the sounds of spring: outdoor music festivals plus baseball, ballet, opera, Broadway shows, and more. At the San Francisco Ballet, the 2022 season marks the farewell of Artistic Director and…

Harris’ Restaurant – The San Francisco Steakhouse

Savor the swanky Since 1984, we San Franciscans and our numerous visitors have gathered at Harris’ Restaurant – The San Francisco Steakhouse to experience an elegant meal with a timeless charm that…

11 Stellar Sonoma County Chardonnays to Sample Now

Encompassing verdant valleys, fertile forests, and craggy coastline, Sonoma County is one of California’s most eclectic regions. So it stands to reason that its vinous output is equally eclectic. More than 60…

Second Annual Chardonnay Classic in Napa Valley, May 20-22, 2022

Celebratory Weekend to Feature Master Sommeliers, Iconic Wines, Winemakers and Curated Food & Beverage Experiences Benefitting SommFoundation The Meritage Resort & Spa and Vista Collina Resort, along with the Patron Foundation, will host the…

25 Years of SIFF: Sonoma International Film Festival Is Better Than Ever

Silver anniversary & the silver screen Live and in-person is back…and there’s no better way to appreciate great cinema.  Affectionately known as SIFF, Sonoma International Film Festival marks its Silver Anniversary with…

Raise A Glass: Drinking in Style with Designer Swills

It’s a fact: fashion designers have good taste—and we don’t just mean the visuals they create. They actually employ every one of their five senses into all that they do. So, why…

Coco’s Place: Fashionable Ritz Paris Reigns

Decades ago, Ernest Hemingway quipped “When in Paris, the only reason to not stay at the Ritz is if you can’t afford it.” Legendarily, the writer also dreamed of the hotel at…

Wine, dine, and unwind

Rediscover Napa Valley, and living in the moment, with a visit to the charming town of Yountville.

Trisha Yearwood Headlines Festival Napa Valley’s Arts for All Gala

Festival Napa Valley, recognized for helping to transform California Wine Country into a cultural destination, is pleased to announce that singer, author, actress, and television host Trisha Yearwood will headline the 2022…

The Stavrand: A Luxurious Redwood Retreat

Peaceful and bucolic, the popular Russian River town of Guerneville has been a beloved weekend and summer retreat destination for San Franciscans since the 19th century. Today, this Sonoma County enclave, nestled…

From Catalonia to California

Marimar Torres’ Slice of Spain in Sonoma County   Nestled in the beautiful Green Valley AVA of Sonoma County between Firestone and Occidental lies a stunning property evocative of Catalonia, Spain, transporting you well beyond the…