Cooper Vineyards: A “Barbera” dollar bill started things

THE LATE ’60s AND ’70s LARGELY marked the start of Northern California’s modern winemaking era: Robert Mondavi opened his winery in Napa Valley, the Silverado wine trail was born, and California wines topped some of France’s finest in a blind tasting competition dubbed the “Judgment of Paris.” The foothills also experienced a milestone in wine […]

Craft cocktail boom spreads to Foothills and Tahoe-Truckee

THE NEW-YORK BASED TELEVISION SHOW Sex and the City helped put craft cocktails on the map in the ’90s when Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, regularly ordered “Cosmos” with her girlfriends. “The idea that it’s not a date without cocktails was created by Sex and the City,” as Dale DeGroff, America’s foremost mixologist and […]

Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork celebration set for September 10-27

Foodies and agricultural-enthusiasts are clearing their calendars for September, as America‚Äôs Farm-to-Fork Capital announces the dates for the 2015 Farm-to-Fork Celebration. The ultimate in fresh-food festivities will span Sept. 10-Sept. 27, promising even more delicious events and activities throughout the Sacramento region than ever before. During the celebration, attendees can get their fill exploring a […]