Partake Opening in Healdsburg
Feb28

Partake Opening in Healdsburg

[sh-slideshow-post id="27154"] Bites & Flights: Cabernet fries, beet tartare (yes, beet) and salted caramel ice cream sandwich cookies are just a few of the tasty bites on the menu at Partake, Kendall Jackson winery’s “untasting room” opening March 25, 2013 in Healdsburg. A cross between wine tasting room and restaurant, Partake features an a la carte food and wine pairing menu with luxe small plates and...

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Tilted Shed Ciderworks
Aug09

Tilted Shed Ciderworks

Somewhere on the banks of the Russian River is a wild, abandoned apple orchard with a treasure-trove of heirloom apples.Not that the casual passer-by would be much interested, since most of these ancient varietals — Roxbury Russet, Muscat de Bernay — aren’t all that tasty for eating. But to Scott Heath and Ellen Cavalli, they’re priceless. The owners of Forestville’s Tilted Shed Ciderworks, a hard cider...

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K-J taking over Shimo
Jun27

K-J taking over Shimo

A K-J cafe? Jackson Family Wines will take over the former Shimo Modern Steak location in Healdsburg. The 241 Healdsburg Avenue space is slated to become a “culinary cafe” showcasing orchestrated food and wine pairings, a menu of small bites and a curated selection of locally made products including cheeses, breads, charcuterie and chocolate. This ain’t no stale pretzel and mustard set-up. K-J Executive Chef Justin...

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Hooker’s House Bourbon
Dec15

Hooker’s House Bourbon

Here’s to a tasty bourbon that only a Hooker could have inspired. Using a two-step barrel aging process, the spirited folks making Sonoma’s own Hooker’s House Bourbon import the good stuff from Kentucky distilleries, then age it in hand-picked pinot noir barrels for a flavor that’s entirely unique. The four-year-old bourbon “finished” for nine months imparting subtle wine and oak flavors and...

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Grand Harvest Awards 2011 Announced

(straight up from the press release on this one…) Santa Rosa, California (March 21, 2011) — Judging for the 2011 Grand Harvest Awards, an international wine competition produced by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine, completed its mission of recognizing outstanding wines from all over the world and simultaneously studying the effects of terroir on wine quality. Celebrating its 21st year, the Grand Harvest Awards was held...

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The Costco Report: Organic Beef

I cooked this steak – with a simple red wine-honey reduction and a creamy parmigiano-peppercorn salad – in honor of one of my especially snarky fans, someone (you know who you are!) who objects strenuously every time I buy something from a supermarket for what I’ve billed as a “cooking locally” weblog: I’ll stipulate the point, insofar as the letter of the law is concerned, but to paraphrase Ralph...

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