Food & Wine

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Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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Get ready to “Party Like It’s 1979,” as the Garlic Festival celebrates 40 years of family fun Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29. Genuine Iron Chef Michael Symon hosts the Garlic Showdown on Sunday, and there’s a new kids’ cooking competition, plus an electronic [...]

Curiously curated cloves

Wallace Baine

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
Wallace Baine

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There is no evidence that Scottish-born 19th-century seaman John Gilroy ever tasted garlic. But today, especially in Northern California, his name (and his namesake city) is as deeply linked to the famously odiferous herb as peanut butter is to jelly. You don’t usually think [...]

50 Shades of Pink

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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Rosés are here to stay. Rosés of all hues can be found in Santa Clara Valley, from pale pink to hearty red. Most are made using the saignée, or “bleeding off” method, where the free-run juice from just-picked reds is collected and fermented before the reds are de-stemmed [...]

Days of Joy

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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Tim Slater has been making wine at Sarah’s Vineyard for long enough now, he feels he’s figured it out. An engineer by trade and an artist at heart, he’s a rocket-science level brain, with the capacity to simultaneously carry on multiple conversations on various topics, [...]

Martin Ranch

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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Martin Ranch is the perfect love story. If wine is bottled poetry, Thérèse and Dan Martin have written many sonnets to one another, and to their fellow wine lovers, each with their own voice and pen. His style, under the JD Hurley label, is fresh and consumer-friendly, with [...]

Martin Ranch

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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Martin Ranch is the perfect love story. If wine is bottled poetry, Thérèse and Dan Martin have written many sonnets to one another, and to their fellow wine lovers, each with their own voice and pen. His style, under the JD Hurley label, is fresh and consumer-friendly, with [...]

Charity vine

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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The South Valley Wine Auction held Friday, May 11, at the Morgan Hill Community Center was a great success, with more than 250 attendees. Although the final numbers are not yet in, more than $30,000 was raised for local charities. Pamala Meador, president of the Morgan Hill [...]

Rooted in Rhône

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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Did you know that Santa Clara Valley has produced premium Rhône varietals for more than 150 years? Four local wineries, Aver Family Vineyards, La Vie Dansante Wines, Lion Ranch Vineyards and Sarah’s Vineyard, recently launched the GSM Society to spotlight Rhônes crafted from [...]

Rosés all abloom

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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The blooming popularity of all things pink meant a record number of submissions to the 2018 Experience Rosé Competition, held on April 18 at Soda Rock Winery in the heart of Healdsburg’s Alexander Valley. An outstanding breadth of rosés in every possible hue, from the [...]

Rosés all abloom

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

Latest posts by Laura Ness (see all)

The blooming popularity of all things pink meant a record number of submissions to the 2018 Experience Rosé Competition, held on April 18 at Soda Rock Winery in the heart of Healdsburg’s Alexander Valley. An outstanding breadth of rosés in every possible hue, from the [...]
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