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Sonoma (Sonoma, California)

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  • Set in his ways -- wonderfully

    Cupertino, Calif. — RIDGE VINEYARDS, you might not be surprised to learn, is set on a ridge. On a recent overcast day, its chief executive and winemaker Paul Draper leaned his tall frame against a railing at the western edge of the winery's...
  • Lining up some fine Ridge wines

    Ridge Vineyards has a fairly substantial production — about 75,000 cases. Much of this is sold through an active direct-selling operation at the winery, which it calls the Advance Tasting Program, or ATP. Membership gives you access to some of the...
  • Who the medal winners are

    Winning swirls These two lists -- the wines that won the most gold medals in American wine competitions in 2006 and the wines that have won multiple gold medals so far this year -- were developed by American Gold Medal Winners, an online service that...
  • 2006 Spicerack Syrah 'Punchdown'

    2006 Spicerack Syrah 'Punchdown'
    What a little beauty of a Syrah from Jonathan and Susan Pey of Spicerack Vineyards. Their "Punchdown" Syrah comes from two cool-climate sites on the Sonoma Coast. Rich and spicy with scents of cassis, black pepper and wild herbs, this is an elegant,...
  • Terra: a perfect fit in Malibu

    Terra: a perfect fit in Malibu
    SPECTACULAR beaches, dramatic cliffs, amazing surf -- it's hard to feel sorry for Malibu. But if you love to eat out, life has dealt you the kind of hand that's landed you a spread on Broad Beach (or even a Thanksgiving week condo rental on the other side...
  • Grant Achatz, Russ Parsons lauded by James Beard Foundation

    AN EMOTIONAL ovation greeted chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea restaurant when he was named outstanding chef for 2007 at Sunday night's James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony in New York City. Achatz, known for his avant-garde cuisine drawing on...
  • 2005 Ridge California Lytton Springs Zinfandel

    Take a sip. It demands another. And another. The 2005 Lytton Springs Zinfandel from the Ridge estate is one of the best in recent memory. Rich and opulent, laden with sweet spices, it has an elegance that few Zins achieve. Terrific with food, it can sidle...
  • Napa's Oxbow Public Market redefines shopping

    Napa's Oxbow Public Market redefines shopping
    You say you want to know more about where your food comes from and how it is prepared? At Napa's new Oxbow Public Market that opens this weekend, the butcher and the baker will do their work behind windows that will allow you to observe almost every...
  • So you want to be a sommelier?

    So you want to be a sommelier?
    Massage therapists, bellmen and valets aren't the people you'd expect to sit through a rigorous 10-month wine course. But in Southern California, the race is on to gain certification as a sommelier and get a foot in the door of one of today's hottest...
  • Pinot Noir: Spreading the wealth

    Pinot Noir: Spreading the wealth
    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...
  • 2nd night free at some West Coast inns

    Buy one night, get a second night free at a string of 11 inns in Northern California and Washington. Or check into a couple of Southern California coastal inns, where you'll pay for one night and get half off the second night. The deal: The offer is...