Tasting Notes

FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian tradition. It features seven courses of fish and seafood dishes on Christmas Eve — the freshest catch of the day, as well as clams, oysters, mussels, squid, shrimp and lobster, for example. Avanguardia’s Cristallo is the perfect wine for the occasion. […]

Nevada City Winery’s new labels feature police dog by Kathryn Wronski

We regularly feature the whimsical pet art of local artist Kathryn Wronski in our magazine. We also chose Kathryn’s pet artwork as one of the “mobile wallpapers” for our magazine’s companion mobile website, which extends our reach into the Bay Area, Southern California and elsewhere (see image on left). In Hollywood, Kathryn’s art work also has […]

Tasting note: Smith Vineyard, Nevada City Winery, Montoliva, Bent Metal and Sierra Starr

What’s new at the wineries: SMITH VINEYARD REUNITES WITH “AMIGO BOB” Amigo Bob Cantisano, managing partner of the Heaven and Earth Farm on the San Juan Ridge, is one of the most influential figures in California organic agriculture. “Nature bats first and last,” Amigo Bob told The New York Times Magazine. About 35 years ago, […]