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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...

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...

Old Reliable

I’ve never understood the concept of a “guilty pleasure.” It’s a way of expressing one’s tastes while simultaneously apologizing for them. Taste is inherently...

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...

In the Noodle

There are only a few restaurants in Marin that have a perpetual line out the door, and Burmatown in Corte Madera is one of...

Rising Loafer

Many of us first discovered Brickmaiden Breads at one of Marin’s farmers markets or on a local restaurant menu. Point Reyes native Celine Underwood...

Thai This

Lina Kamson didn’t always dream of starting a cafe. Heck, she didn’t even used to drink coffee. For the last few years, however, she’s...

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...

Creamery of the Crop

At the recent American Cheese Society annual convention in Richmond, Virginia, Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery took home a prestigious prize. The Marin...

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...