I've been to my fair share of special nights in wine country, but this evening tops them all. I got to shake hands with Sophia Loren.
If you enjoy your daily glass of wine I wouldn't worry about the contradictory findings. On the other hand, if anyone ever suggested you start drinking alcohol for your health I'd say that advice isn't yet established.
You'll want to brush up on the basics, thereby ensuring that any bad behavior only comes out after a few glasses.
These days I don't let out of town visitors leave without a trip to Shenandoah Valley in Plymouth for a taste of our local Barberas, which Wine Enthusiast calls California's "second true variety."
Citrus juices that are naturally high in citrate, such as lemonade and limeade, have been shown to offer benefits for kidney stone prevention. Beware of juices with high sugar content though, because the sugar can actually increase kidney stone risk.
Give them a try -- your Pinot Noir deserves a break.
Move over Moscato. You are so over. Rosé is having its moment.
Rosé is the perfect wine for a warm day.
The place is ringed by dining establishments, which I cannot resist, even at 9 a.m.!
I love Napa and Sonoma and would rather swallow a crumpled-up wine box than dis either one of them. But if money talks, a much better California county for wine lovers is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
He's been called a rising star, a rock star of the Livermore Valley wine scene. He's a young gun for sure -- in his late twenties -- a completely self-taught winemaker. Meet Collin Cranor of Nottingham Cellars.
Chile is gaining worldwide recognition for its wine, exporting $287 million worth of its wine to the U.S. as part of a $1.8 billion worldwide trade last year.
Imagine this... you have set out a beautiful picnic in an even more beautiful destination. But wait... you forget your wine opener! Luckily, I have a simple solution to this big conundrum.
It's wine, in fact, that's been growing in popularity, revealing a whole new side of smoked meats to even the most ardent 'cue fan.
#14: Take the perfect group selfie for Instagram but never post it due to the inability to think of a clever hashtag. (The next morning, think of dozens of options.)
The pleasures of eating and drinking and traveling well make for good reading during the summer, not least at the beach when you can pick out a few recipes, then go shopping and cook them up that evening.
This is another installment of a series called "Livermore Stories," which takes a look at the most exciting wineries in this wine growing region loca...