James Knight


Road Kings

Nice view, but what do the wines taste like? Cyclists who participate in Levi Leipheimer’s 11th annual King Ridge GranFondo this Saturday, Oct. 5, will...

Truckin’ Tasty

I know the press release is not supposed to be part of the story. But when I looked back at the emails I received...

Grape Crush

“Bacon fat. Smoked meat. Green olive.” Getting hungry? Be thirsty, instead. That’s winemaker David Ramey describing the classic aromas of wine made from Syrah,...

Fenn’s Way

Forgive me for thinking there wasn’t much “there, there” in Novato’s craft beer scene, especially compared to its northern neighbors in Sonoma County, until...

La Vie en Schulz

The first time Claire Ducrocq Weinkauf came to Sonoma County wine country, it wasn’t for the Pinot Noir. It was for the Peanuts. Over a...

Buzzy Bar Scene

It hadn’t occurred to me that the wine scene in West Marin might have much in common with the wine scene in Ethiopia until...

Wine Score

Too many would-be wine tasters feel they “don’t know enough” about wine to participate. Relax, it’s not like you’re going to have to take...

Harder Cider

Hard apple cider is a refreshing, low-alcohol alternative to wine and a gluten-free substitute for craft beer. It also helps save heritage apple trees...

Oz at Home

Among the many clichés about Australia, few of them involve a nation of culinary sophisticates who know their way around the fine, dry Riesling...

Hella Firkin

Locally Grown Mad Fritz aims to brew beer with terroir. You may know the story about the fox and the grapes. In a nutshell: fox...

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