Food & Wine

Passport wrap up

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Wet weather didn’t dampen people’s wine tasting spirits, as Passport sales were said to be up around 30 percent over last year. WSCV President, Karen Seeker, notes, “People enjoyed the [...]

Wine Auction

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Pamala Meador, President of the Morgan Hill Community Foundation, says the South Valley Wine Auction this year will benefit many charitable organizations in the community for the first time in [...]

Living the wine life

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Jason and Janu Goelz look out over their 7.5-acre site in a Gilroy industrial park with visions far beyond sugarplums. They see nothing but possibility. About two years ago, this [...]

Calerrain tastings

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Inspired by a growing love of California’s many wine regions they wanted to share with others, Geoff and Chantal Mace created Calerrain, a combination of “California” and “terrain.” They source [...]

Passport month

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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It’s almost here, and instead of just one weekend, Passport lasts the entire month of March this year. So you have ample opportunity to make that $45 investment pay off [...]

Food at your front door

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
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Like to cook but hate the planning/shopping? There are at least 100 different companies that offer meal preparation kits which, include recipes and ingredients delivered to your door step. Similar [...]

Jammy Trio

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
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On a recent Friday evening, my husband and I chose Bella Viva Ristorante and Wine Bar to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. This historic restaurant is situated in a 100-year, former [...]

Dine-in bar

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
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The fun factor in downtown Gilroy just got kicked up a notch with the opening of Bartenders Union, the newest business venture of Dustin Evanger (formerly the owner of The [...]

Elegant sip

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
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On one of the last summer weekends of the season I popped into Sarah’s Vineyard to sample the latest releases. The tasting room was bustling, while live music was entertaining [...]

Victorious vintage

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
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With all the new, recent awards and accolades—both near and far—it’s cheers all-around for our local wineries. Anthony Dias Blue, the well-known wine writer and editor-in-chief, for SOMM magazine, Blue [...]
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