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  • WINE TOWN CELEBRATIONS

                Cloverdale has been a wine town since the nineteenth century. We aren’t as well known as Healdsburg, St. Helena, or Yountville, but we have a rich wine history. In fact in 1962, at its peak, the Italian Swiss Colony tasting room had ...
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  • ZAP GOODS EATS AND ZIN PAIRING 2009

    Carolle and I for years have wanted to try ZAP, but have never made it, perhaps daunted by reports of the huge crowds. This year I noticed there was a smaller event on Thursday night, so we decided to give it a try. The scale was perfect for an old guy like me. There were more wines poured than w...
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  • Winter Wineland 2009

    Russian River Wine Road, a group of Northern Sonoma County wineries, holds three events a year: Winter Wineland in January,  Barrel Tasting in March, and Wine and Food Affair in November. All involve getting a glass and an ID bracelet, and traveling from winery to winery, tasting and eating....