Fulcrum Wines: The Focus is Pinot Noir

Posted By Justin Preiser February 5, 2018 Comments (0)


Sonoma Plaza in downtown Sonoma is a hub of history, restaurants, shops, and wine. Tasting rooms abound. One small alley off the plaza has so many tasting rooms it is known as “Vine Alley.” A tasting room well worth visiting on Vine Alley is Fulcrum Wines, and on a recent…

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Evening at La Toque: A Truly Delicious Wine and Food Experience

Posted By Justin Preiser February 8, 2017 Comments (2)


La Toque, in Napa, is one of the premier dining experiences of wine country—a Michelin one-star restaurant and a winner of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award for its exemplary wine list and service. For all the impressive acclaim his restaurant has received, however, owner and executive chef Ken Frank wears it…

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Artesa Winery: California winemaking with a Spanish Flair

Posted By Justin Preiser April 9, 2016 Comments (0)

Artesa's grand entrance stairway.

Written by Kevin Nelson - Feature Contributor When Ana Diogo-Draper, the winemaker for Artesa Vineyards and Winery, came to California for the first time, she felt instantly at home. I completely fell in love with California,” said Diogo-Draper, who was born and raised in Portugal and learned her early winemaking there.…

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