Food & Wine

Dinner party

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Want to toast with local wines as you sit down to your holiday feasts? Begin with the 2017 Guglielmo Grignolino Rosé and the 2016 Lion Ranch Grenache Blanc, move to [...]

Apricot Bliss

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Few born before 1970, says author Lisa Prince Newman, will forget the endless magic carpet of white blossoms that once covered the Santa Clara Valley. Prunes, apricot, peach and cherries [...]

Dream job

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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George Troquato has been the award-winning winemaker at Cinnabar since 1990. The Los Gatos native, who graduated in 1985 from Cal Poly with a degree in crop science, made the [...]

Mural Magnifico

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Garlic may be top dog in Gilroy, but wine’s not far behind. And there’s a mural to prove it. At Fifth Street and Monterey Road, right across from the famed [...]

Artist in the vineyard

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Do you remember the smog-ridden ’80s in Los Angeles? Viticulturist Ron Mosley of Vinescape, a vineyard installation and management company dealing with more than 100 vineyards throughout the Santa Clara [...]

Edgy aroma

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Not the easiest varietal to pronounce, so make sure you don’t have a mouth full of spaghetti when you ask someone to pass the Guglielmo Grignolino, a sassy red wine [...]

Palate thrills

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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The Santa Clara Valley isn’t known for this grape, but in the case of Sarah’s Vineyard, chardonnay does indeed have history. The newly released 2016 Estate Chardonnay, $32, is a [...]
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