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Winery opens for service

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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If you miss relaxing with wine in the vines, head to Fortino, where they’ve begun table service on the Redwood Terrace, by reservation, Friday through Sunday, from 11am-5pm. Guests can [...]

Santa Clara Valley wineries await reopening

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Tasting rooms are starting to reopen in California, but it’s a county-by-county situation. Initially, wineries were required to serve a “full meal” in order to reopen, but that was fortunately [...]

Local winemaker spotlighted

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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When reading the May issue of Wine Business Monthly, I smiled when I saw Dan Martin of Martin Ranch featured as part of their “Winemaker of the Month” series. His [...]

A virtual visit to wine country

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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We can all agree that “Wine Country” in California pretty much applies to nearly everywhere that grapes are grown. No matter where you live in this great state, many wine [...]

Cooking with a Michelin star

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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You may not be able to book a table at one of San Francisco’s famed eateries, but Carolyn and John Aver are making it possible for you to take cooking [...]

Monterey Wine Competition winners

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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We gotta look for some good news here. Let’s celebrate the good results for local wineries that entered the Monterey International Wine Competition, held March 14 in King City.  Alara [...]

Now, that’s Italian: Tasting at Guglielmo Winery

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Everyone knows Guglielmo Winery, perhaps for its estate Zinfandel or Petite Sirah, the latter soon to be on local Trader Joe’s shelves.  Assistant winemaker Niklas (Nik) Zorn is not just [...]

Tasting travel at Lightpost

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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What could be better than a great Pinot Noir? How about four of them?  Hailing from as far away as San Luis Obispo and Russian River, and as near as [...]
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