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Devo Co-founder Launches Wine Brand

Jose Martinez | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

Ohio art rockers Devo were always known for pushing boundaries and definitely thinking outside the box. Now, nearly 35 years after the band's 1980 debut Freedom of Choice, co-founder Gerald "Jerry" Casale has launched his very own wine brand, The 50 By 50--a 23-acre property in the Wooden Valley of Napa, CA.

West Sonoma Coast: Distinctive, Cool Climate Pinot, Chardonnay & Syrah

Richard Jennings | Posted 08.22.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

West of West is the early August weekend festival devoted to wines made from grapes farmed on the far western coastline of Sonoma County. This year was the event's third outing, and it was one of the most enjoyable and well organized regionally focused wine events I've ever attended.

New Marine Sanctuary Success Depends on You

Don McEnhill | Posted 05.08.2013 | San Francisco
Don McEnhill

As Californians, we are lucky to have four national marine sanctuaries in our backyards. But protecting the Cordell Banks, Gulf of Farallones, and all of our national marine sanctuaries requires going beyond the designated boundaries to address land-based threats.

Plan To Protect Our Coast From Oil Drilling Gains Support

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Mark Prado | Posted 02.20.2013 | San Francisco

A plan to protect waters off Marin and Sonoma counties from oil and gas exploration by expanding the boundaries of marine sanctuaries got a boost Thur...

California Wine Gets More Diverse: The Balance Movement

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.29.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

I'm very wary of dogmatism in wine, as I am in life in general. What is wonderful is that the world of wine in California gets more diverse, with more and better choices for every palate.

The Many Moods of Pinot Noir

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.12.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Pinot Noir from its region of origin, France's Burgundy appellation, has an almost fanatic following among wine geeks. It certainly helps that Pinot is one of the most versatile varieties when it comes to food pairings.