| Mar 28, 2007
Ever wonder what goes into a bottle of wine? The story winemakers love to tell on the bottle label is one of a mystical alchemy of climate, soils, ancient practices and long traditions. Wine labels tend to focus on romance; the small amount of government-...
| Jan 16, 2008
SOMETIMES it seems as if Pinot Noir isn't so much a beverage as an exclusive private club. Scan the pages of wine magazines and you'll find glowing reviews on a bewildering array of Pinots from unfamiliar wineries, each with tiny, hundred-case...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 12:24 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The man accused of stalking Audrina Patridge has been ordered to stay away from "The Hills" star.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David S. Cunningham granted Audrina, and her brother Mark Patridge, a 3-year restraining order against 24-...
| Oct 13, 2009
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Update at 4:00pm: FOX40 News at 5:30pm will air as a special report, "After The Storm." Be sure to tune in to see your photos and hear your storm stories, including what to do about...
| Oct 22, 2009
If Georges Duboeuf is the acknowledged "King of Beaujolais" in France, then Joel Patterson, founding winemaker at Ravenswood, should be hailed as
California's "King of Zinfandel."
Starting in 1976 with a one-man winery making 327 cases of zinfandel,...
| Oct 23, 2009
G. Patrick Ziemann, the former Roman Catholic bishop of Santa Rosa who resigned in 1999 amid sexual and financial scandals, has died. He was 68.
Ziemann died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at a monastery in Arizona, said his brother, Joe.
The bishop gave...
| Nov 17, 2009
At Vintners Own in Northwest Harris County, a team of 'wine pros' will help you custom make your own barrel of vino.
The owner Silvano Payne is a winemaker, he has been in the wine industry for 13 years.
Payne is a vineyard owner in Sonoma, California....
| Nov 20, 2009
Jeanne-Claude, whose collaboration with her husband Christo in creating massive environmental works of art such as the 24-mile-long "Running Fence" in California in the 1970s attracted worldwide attention for decades, has died. She was 74.
| Jun 1, 2009
As the sun rose over a wind-swept stretch of desert just east of Palm Springs, Cameron Barrows tramped over a series of dunes, identifying animal tracks in the sand -- kangaroo rat, shovel-nosed snake, cottontail, pocket mouse, sidewinder rattlesnake....
| Jun 28, 2009
Robert Young, a pioneering Sonoma County farmer who changed his crop from prunes to grapes and helped produce some of the first vineyard-designated wines in California, has died. He was 90.
Young died June 19 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital from...
| Jun 29, 2009
PETALUMA -- A boxer-mix with a prominent under-bite named Pabst has been crowned the world's ugliest dog.
The annual World's Ugliest Dog contest was held Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.
Pabst was rescued from a shelter by Miles...