Share the red and white this Christmas

No other holiday signals overindulgence more than our usual Christmas and New Year’s activities. It … Read more

Brew-tap dancing through the Mother Lode

It is Oktoberfest time, and there are plenty of opportunities for us to celebrate with … Read more

Barbera the star at annual wine fest

Attention Barbera fans! Just in case you have not heard and you thought you missed … Read more

College to offer wine tasting class in October

Columbia College will offer a community education class, Wine Tasting Global While Staying Local, in … Read more

Give pink a chance, and chill it

When the Trinchero family winery in Napa accidentally made a white zinfandel wine in the … Read more

Foothills wines score big leaps at annual judging

For more 35 years, I have been fortunate to organize the annual Calaveras County Wine … Read more

Columbia celebrates 41 years of tasting

41st annual Columbia Wine Tasting, 1 to 4 p.m., Columbia State Historic Park, (209) 588-5089, … Read more

Wines from the Bordeaux region return to excellence

“California vineyards have it too easy. To make good wine, the grapes need to struggle.” … Read more

Local wineries score big at San Francisco judging

The country’s largest and one of the most popular wine judging events is the San … Read more

Find a wine movie for a quiet New Year's Eve

The holiday stretch has always been a popular time to check out current movies and … Read more

Whiskey barrels get a second life

Whether it is wine, whiskey or beer, for more than 150 years, the American oak … Read more

Wine harvest time signals celebrations in the Mother Lode

This year’s grape harvest has been a good one, and as the long days and … Read more

Columbia College offers wine education

Wine enjoyment has become a popular lifestyle choice as interest in international wines continues to … Read more

Foothills wines show up big at State Fair

Spring time has no shortage of wine competitions and wineries looking to these evaluations as … Read more

Keep it pink for summer refreshment

Summer is officially upon us and, with this week’s temperatures heating up, it’s time to … Read more

Historic French tasting celebrated

Every year on May 24, the California wine industry pays homage to an event that … Read more

Amador’s ultimate food, wine pairing event set May 7

In my 30-plus years of restaurant food and wine experiences, some of the most memorable … Read more

Ireland goes beyond the traditional brews, food

With St. Patrick’s Day closing in, a number of celebratory food and beverages will kick … Read more

Red wine, bourbon combine for cool cocktail

Wine is an overlooked mixer, but it can add complexity, intense flavor and bright acidity … Read more

Amador wineries to open cellars

This coming weekend offers a don’t-miss opportunity to expand your wine knowledge of Amador County. … Read more

Italian wines send tasty message

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend VINO 2016 in New York City, … Read more

Presidents’ Wine Weekend celebrates 20 years

The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance will present its 20th annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend at all 23 … Read more

Boxed-wine cocktail big on flavor and easy to make

Fruity, fresh and tart, with a swift kick of ginger, this blackberry and pomegranate cocktail … Read more

Foothill wines strike gold at Bay Area competition

Wine judging competitions are big in California and growing in popularity across the country. With … Read more

Regional winemaking legend Hovey recovers from stroke at home

If this were any other year, Chuck Hovey would be evaluating his wines, looking at … Read more

Bubble up on New Year's Eve

No other night of the year sees champagne corks flying like New Year’s Eve. And … Read more

Fine wines and craft brews great for gift-giving

Every year at the holidays I come face to face with customers who look like … Read more

Day set aside to celebrate Zinfandel

There is not a day that goes by that there is not some declared national … Read more

Apples have hard history

Late last month I attended the Sunset Magazine’s annual “Savor the Central Coast” wine and … Read more

Calaveras Grape Stomp embraces the unusual

Avery Donahue and Morgan Fissel, both 16, were working together on Saturday - in bright … Read more

Calaveras Grape Stomp returns to Murphys

The 22nd annual Calaveras Grape Stomp returns to Murphys Community Park on Saturday.

The stomp … Read more

State fair yields wins for foothills

This time of year runs rampant with statewide wine competitions. From our local county fairs … Read more

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