Food & Drink

Future Ex

Way back in 2001, years before I wrote Swirl, I reported on my experience at the democratic drink-fest that...

Now That’s Hazy

Timing is everything in brewing. Beer style depends on the timing of the mash and hop additions, and IPA...

Bloody Good

In 2020, I resolve to buy more organic products. I'll support local farmers; at the farmers market. And, of...

Floodwater opens in Mill Valley

Gone are the '90s design elements architect Cass Calder Smith brought to the cavernous space that was the longtime...

Blanc Elephant Party

Are the chains of the Ghost of Christmas Present scraping on the floor already, and you haven't even checked...

Occidental Wines’ notable pinot

Sporting a minimalist “shed” aesthetic, in concrete, glass, and wood, Occidental Wines has a pricey and exclusive look, but surprises with a down-to-earth vibe.

Hard Wine

In December, thoughts turn to Tom and Jerry. And brandy. Any cheap brandy will do for...

Aha, Rioja

When I say Burgundy, you say Pinot Noir—the red wine grape of Burgundy that's also made the Russian River...

Turkey Tipples

While the menu card from the first Thanksgiving at the Plymouth Colony in 1621 may be lost to history,...

Gastropub Grows

That cozy Kenwood eatery with the vintage red truck out front—better known as Palooza Brewery & Gastropub on Sonoma...

Humble Pinot

Surely the labors of countless vignerons in medieval Burgundy, centuries ago, were meant to produce a varietal wine that...

Rock On

The smoke wasn't quite as thick this year in wine country, but the love needn't be any thinner. That...

Crush It

Who sips Pinot Noir at an Oakland A's game? I did, last summer, and found that it's perfectly fine...

Take the Bacon

Apparently, playing with food is no longer a toddlers-only activity. PRESS Restaurant in St. Helena serves bacon, a Keto-dieter's...
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