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Quarantine cooking 101

I’m part of a weekly Zoom-based happy hour the host has dubbed “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” after the 1972 Luis...

Vino goes virtual

Because I could not go to Temecula, it kindly came to me. And threatened to drown me with bottle after bottle of...

Agricultural cooperatives will help save the world

Cooperation will save the world, and so will cooperatives like FEED Sonoma, a farmer-worker owned co-op in the making said to be...

Bubbly Planet

When raising a glass to toast Earth Day reaching its half-century mark, wouldn’t it seem apropos to fill one’s glass with a...

When it roars it purrs

Like the rest of the nation, I’ve been sheltering in place trying to avoid the most virulent contagion in recent memory—Tiger King....

Canned Goods

Wine and other pantry essentials

Tech Tasting

With apologies to Orson Welles, it seems, “We shall sell no wine unless it’s online.” With the closure of wineries for all...

ABC’s COVID-19 Response: Cocktails To Go!

Thanks to a recent relaxation of California alcohol laws, Margaritaville is closer than ever. Cocktails can now be ordered...

Get Boont

The little wine weekend formerly known as the International Alsace Varietals Festival is back from its “gap year.” And, if chardonnay’s your...

Making It

As I traipse up and down a strip of Commerce Blvd., the first question I have about Old Caz is not whether the brewery’s...