Our visit to China: Pandas, Peking duck — and Mandarins

WE FEATURE THE SWEET MOUNTAIN MANDARIN in our fall issue, so it’s fitting we’re writing the introduction while vacationing in China — where a version of the seedless, easy-to-peel fruit likely originated centuries ago. It’s “fall break,” and we decided to visit this exotic destination to explore its rich culture, enjoy the cuisine and see […]

Napa, meet Amador: Rombauer Vineyards expands in the foothills

THIS SPRING ROMBAUER VINEYARDS, one of Napa Valley’s premier, family owned wineries, completed the purchase of the Renwood Winery facility in Amador County. The deal epitomizes Amador’s long-time and growing influence in shaping California’s wine business, along with Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, and Sierra Vintners, among others. The sale included 20 acres of vineyards, the […]