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  • Article Wines of the week

    ​Ramey, Rodgers Creek Syrah 2013 Sonoma Coast

    From $60.99, 65 Swiss francs, £64.99, €75 Find this wine I am a horribly stingy scorer. For a young, non-classic wine to get 18 points out of 20 from…

    11 Aug 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    ​Petaluma Gap – a windy AVA on hold

    Sonoma’s proposed Petaluma Gap AVA – known for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah – is all but approved but, due to slow-downs under the Trump…

    25 Jul 2017 Elaine Chukan Brown
  • Article Tasting articles

    Kistler's current releases

    I have been enjoying Kistler wines for virtually as long as they have been available, soon after the enterprise was founded in 1978 by Mark Bixler and…

    24 Feb 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Annapolis - northern star

    See West Sonoma Coast - a guide for the other tasting articles in this series. ‘In 1996 when we found our site it was being advertised as a retreat',…

    5 Jun 2015 Elaine Chukan Brown
  • Article Tasting articles

    Fort Ross-Seaview, an AVA

    See West Sonoma Coast - a guide for the other tasting articles in this series. At the heart of the Fort Ross-Seaview appellation on the historic Bohan…

    4 Jun 2015 Elaine Chukan Brown
  • Article Tasting articles

    West Sonoma Coast - an introduction

    See West Sonoma Coast - a guide for the other tasting articles in this series. The West Sonoma Coast is not an official appellation, but is a region…

    29 May 2015 Elaine Chukan Brown
  • Article Inside information

    Foley grabs Sebastiani

    Bill Foley is rapidly becoming a big cheese in West Coast winemaking, evidenced by his latest winery purchase, Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery,…

    22 Dec 2008 Linda Murphy
  • Article Don't quote me

    Gallo seek to expand Russian River Valley

    The buzz I hear around town isn’t only about the incredibly early, frost-shrunk 2008 grape crop.   In a move that has been kept very quiet until…

    27 Aug 2008 Linda Murphy
  • Article Don't quote me

    Change at Sonoma's Chalk Hill

    Those familiar with the wines of Sonoma’s Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery, and the magnificent Healdsburg estate itself, should know that Peggy…

    14 Aug 2008 Linda Murphy
  • Article Inside information

    Earliest vintage ever in Sonoma?

    California’s 2008 harvest got off to an extraordinarily early start on 1 Aug, a month sooner than what is regarded as normal, though there seems to be…

    6 Aug 2008 Linda Murphy
  • Article Tasting articles

    The wines Ed Sbragia is leaving to tend

    Ed Sbragia, Beringer Vineyards’ winemaker/wine master since 1984 and a 32-year-veteran of the Napa Valley winery, is stepping away from his duties to…

    18 Jan 2008 Linda Murphy
  • Article Travel tips

    Napa and Sonoma

    See here for vineyards with meeting venues and see here for more winery suggestions.

    3 Jun 2007 Jancis Robinson