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Fires Leave 'Ash And Bones' Behind In CA
The death toll in the northern California wildfires has climbed past 30, making them the deadliest in the state’s history. But authorities warn the figure will rise, as they struggle to bring the blaze under control.
How Wildfires Hurt California's Economy
Long after the blaze is extinguished, the effects of the wildfires in northern California could devastate the local economy and the livelihoods of thousands.
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How To Have The Perfect Vacation in Sonoma
Travel + Leisure
By Ted Loos This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure. No longer in the shadow of Napa, the gorgeously laid-back
Planning the Perfect "I F'd Up" Romantic Wine Country Weekend
Freelance senior beauty writer for San Francisco Chronicle and...
Don't even think about skimping on accommodations for this trip. Go big or never go home again.
Could the Future of Farming Come from Thinking Inside the Box?
Cari E. Guittard
Corporate Diplomat, Professor, Global Citizen
Farm from a Box, which has been 3 years in the making, came from their personal passion to find a different and sustainable way to reinvent food aid particularly in areas where natural resources, infrastructure and technology are scarce.
HOME & LIVING
Scattered Sanity...From Hawaii to Wine Country
Every journey begins with the first step. In this case, the first trip, stumble, wipeout, and smear across the road. Perfect is not a word I aspire to, "perfecting" is one I embrace particularly when it comes to life.
The Inside Story How Foie Gras Returned to California!
It was a celebratory dinner with some of the prime movers in the return of foie gras to the California culinary scene. The dedicated lawyer who led the charge, Michael Tenenbaum, was there as we raised a glass to the fact that the ban was overturned by a Federal court on January 7th of this year.
4 California Wineries With Rich Histories
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects signific...
Post-Prohibition, Beringer became the first Napa winery to offer public tours, sparking the wine tourism industry in the valley. This past March, Mark Beringer, a direct descendant of Jacob, became the head winemaker at the estate after previously working at Artesa Vineyards.
Love Wine? Sonoma's Grape Camp Is Your Dream Vacation
At tasting rooms around the county, visitors can listen in on discussions of the harvest. But to truly drink it all in, there's no beating the hands-on, right-in-the-middle-of-it-all immersion of Sonoma County Grape Camp.
A Fantastic Voyage To Northern California's Wine Country
Travel expert, ex-expat in Costa Rica and ex-Vegas local, free...
I live so close to Napa and Sonoma that I go about twice a month -- and have explored wineries and tasting rooms all over California. What I love about it is that it offers something for everyone.
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11 Reasons Sonoma Is The California Gem You Need To Visit
2. But if you need a TOTAL escape, you can find that, too. Riverfront Regional Park is a mostly human-free oasis of canoeing
FOOD & DRINK
Sea of Change: A Company That Views Seaweed as an Infinitely Nourishing Gift From the Seas
An online magazine from Whole Foods Market
The ocean still contains a near-infinite bounty of food. We just need to seek it out.
5 Reasons to Spend Your Next Wine Vacation in the Salinas Valley
Author, National Geographic's 100 Best Volunteer Vacations
I love Napa and Sonoma and would rather swallow a crumpled-up wine box than dis either one of them. But if money talks, a much better California county for wine lovers is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Guilt-free Wine Tasting With Kids?
Kari Astrid Haugeto
Entrepreneur, storyteller, visual artist and traveler.
Why can't I explore the vineyards with my kids, ages 7, 9 and 12, without getting the sloe-eye from the proprietor or other patrons? Have I broken with proper etiquette? Or is this just a uniquely American hang-up?
Tasting the Wine From the Wheels of a Bike in Sonoma
Law prof, author, global adventure-seeker, emerging outdoorswo...
Don't ask me how, but the more wine I had, the more furious I pedaled until by the end of our 20 mile tour of the vineyards of Healdsburg, California, I think I burned off all the calories consumed.
The Bachelor's Most Romantic Destinations
Wedding bells are ringing for the former bachelor Sean Lowe and his bride-to-be, Catherine Giudici. Seriously, those bells
On the Front Burner: CA Food & Farming Legislative Action
Michael R. Dimock
President, Roots of Change
It is the hope of the California Food Policy Council that 2014 will also be the year that the State of California joins the United Nations in identifying family farms and food systems as a cornerstone for health and resilience in the 21st century.
Getting Tipsy and Filling Up in Sonoma, California (VIDEO)
A jet-setting, luxury-seeking journalist with a penchant for a...
Sonoma. Just the word alone makes you think of smooth wines, rolling hills and California sun-drenched air. All these things are indeed true, but what I didn't realize is that there's even more to see and especially to EAT in this idyllic countryside.
Local Experts from 13 California Destinations Reveal Secrets They'd Rather Keep Secret
Get out of town, Car Optional
By trade, they are experts on and champions of the iconic places, under-the-radar gems, and newfangled darlings in their areas. But where do the tourism board professionals go when they're off duty?
10 Must-See Northern California Views
Get out of town, Car Optional
San Francisco's skyline sparkles on a clear day and it's just as magical encircled in tendrils of fog. But beyond the city, a veritable treasure trove of visual delights await, from rolling vineyards to hilltop vistas to the rugged California beaches.
Top 10 Wine Destinations Around the World
Tours and activities around the world
Ah Tuscany! Chianti is the first word that comes to mind, the ever-pleasing red wine that pairs so perfectly with meats and
13 Northern California Divers Arrested On Suspicion of Abalone Poaching
According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, abalone are under protection after experiencing severe declines
FOOD & DRINK
West Sonoma Coast: Distinctive, Cool Climate Pinot, Chardonnay & Syrah
Wine writer and reviewer
West of West is the early August weekend festival devoted to wines made from grapes farmed on the far western coastline of Sonoma County. This year was the event's third outing, and it was one of the most enjoyable and well organized regionally focused wine events I've ever attended.
Paris vs. Napa and Sonoma: Honeymoon Showdown
With the arrival of wedding season comes honeymoon season, the time where we all drool over photos of our friends relaxing on an island in Bora Bora or floating down a canal in Venice, Italy.
Celebrate Mother Nature at these 10 Green Hotels
The Hotel Tell-All
Today more than ever calls for some tree-hugging and eco-friendly practices, so we've picked ten of our favorite green hotels
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