Wine Country Big Q: BBQ Competition and Festival in Sonoma County

BBQ fans should head to Sonoma County in two weeks for the Wine Country Big Q on Saturday July 12.   Come savor outstanding ribs, tri-tip, chicken wings and more chased down with premium wine or beer.  Big Q, Sonoma County’s … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Current Favorites from the Rest of Mendocino County

Last month, we wrote here about our favorite experiences at the Hopland Passport Weekend and offered recommendations for wines and wineries in the area.   Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of attending both the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival and Taste … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Santa Barbara Wine Festival: Summertime+Bougainvillea+Wine+Food

Get ready to plan a trip to Santa Barbara at the end of the month because it’s time for the Santa Barbara Wine Festival™.  If you haven’t been before, this is a fun outdoor event (with plenty of shade) and the … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Award-Winning Wines on Father’s Day: The North Coast Wine Challenge Invitational Tasting

Instead of a tie, why not buy Dad (or yourself) a ticket for the North Coast Wine Challenge Invitational Tasting (featuring wines from Napa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Solano and Sonoma Counties) next weekend?  Now in its second year, the Invitational Tasting … –> please click here to continue reading –>