Tag: Sonoma

Jess Wade

Sonoma Scrappy: Introducing Topophilia Wine Company

One of the great pleasures of writing about wine will always be the sense of discovery it affords. The wine

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/23/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 6/21/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

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Want To Taste Wine? Sign This Waiver

As Wine Country re-opens throughout California and visitors return to tasting rooms once again, beyond mask-wearing employees and lots of

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Wine Country Reopens, Cautiously

I should probably come clean at the start. I broke the law to write this story. Here in northern California,

West of West Wine Festival: August 3-5, Occidental, CA

Cool climate has become a popular catchphrase in the world of wine, thanks, in part, to global warming trends that

2009 Dry Creek Vineyard “Heritage” Zinfandel, Sonoma County

Driving through California’s wine country, with its carefully manicured vineyards carpeting huge swaths of the countryside, it’s easy to imagine

Dry Creek Vineyard, Healdsburg, CA: Some Current Releases

Driving through California’s wine country, with its carefully manicured vineyards carpeting huge swaths of the countryside, it’s easy to imagine

2010 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, September 3-5, Healdsburg

Most people, when they come visit me in San Francisco and ask to be taken to wine country, assume that

Vinography Images: The Harvest

The Harvest This image needs little introduction. It captures the tireless work that is still going on in vineyards all

Vinography Images: Heavenly Light

Heavenly Light When I saw this photo I felt like I instantly recognized the location. Not that I knew the

Anaba Wines, Sonoma: Inaugural Releases

One of my greatest pleasures remains the surprise and delight of opening the very first wines made by a new

Vinography Images: Old Vine

Old Vine The whorls and gnarls of old vines are like fingerprints. I never get tired of looking at their

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: September 4-6, 2009

Most people, when they come visit me in San Francisco and ask to be taken to wine country, assume that

Vinography Images: Taking Wing

Taking Wing I love great photographs of vineyards, which is mostly why I try to bring you a new image

Vinography Images: The Russian River

The Russian River Somewhere deep in the fog of this image, grapes are busy growing. This is the engine that

Vinography Images: The Sunlit Knoll

The Sunlit Knoll We tend to think of Napa and Sonoma as two distinct and separate wine regions, yet there

Vinography Images: Highlights

Highlights Vineyards become the most dramatic at the end of the day, when, like mountain ridges, they can be caught

2007 J. Rochioli “River Block” Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

It took me a long time in my evolution as a wine lover to truly understand the amount of money