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Vintners Resort

20 Years and Counting... PERCY BRANDON Vintners Resort offers one of the more special places to stay and dine in Sonoma County. It has an in house spa, wine country tours and a fine dining restaurant in John Ash & Co. Considering all of the amenities Vintners offers, perhaps it's no surprise that its General [...]

By | November 27th, 2020|Sonoma Eateries, Sonoma Stays|0 Comments

Auberge du Soleil

Inspires Loyalty... Sommeliers are notorious for not staying with an establishment for no more than five years at the most. Even if they're wildly happy with a place, it just seems to be the nature of the beast that wine people move on. So it was a pleasant surprise when recently conversing with Elizabeth Cahill, [...]

By | October 31st, 2020|Napa Eateries, Napa Stays|Comments Off on Auberge du Soleil

Blowouts to Burgers

Canlis Pivot & Evolves... If you ever visit Seattle, there are certain things that most people do... a visit to the Space Needle (the restaurant for a tourist place is actually pretty good), a stroll thru Pike Place Market with maybe a stop across the street at the original Starbucks. If you like rock n' [...]

By | August 31st, 2020|David's Travels|Comments Off on Blowouts to Burgers

Happy Hour

Two of The Finest Words ... Happy hour. Aside from love you, are there two better words in the English language? I suppose you don’t need a specific hour to be happy, but there’s something about dropping into a bar or restaurant during happy hour and having a ball. Playwright Everything just lends itself to [...]

By | June 13th, 2020|David's Travels|Comments Off on Happy Hour

SOBEWFF 2020

Dinners, Burgers, Tastings .... SOBEWFF Well the 19th annual SOBEWFF  festival recently wrapped up and what a blast it was. The festival just keeps getting better and better. Festival kicked off with a nice media reception cocktail party where I got to say hello to Lee Schrager the man who dreamed up the festival many [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|David's Travels, Napa Wineries|Comments Off on SOBEWFF 2020

SOBEWFF 2020

A Man and A Vision ... One of the best food and wine festivals, the 19th annual SOBEWFF and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 50th Anniversary Dinner is just around the corner, Feb 19th-23rd, so it was fun to catch up with the man who dreamed up the festival, Lee Schrager, nearly two decades ago. “You’re [...]

By | February 6th, 2020|David's Travels, Napa Wineries|Comments Off on SOBEWFF 2020

Napa Truffle Festival

10 Years of Truffle and More... Had me some kicks at the recent 10th annual Truffle Festival in Napa. Great to run into my fav Napa chef, Del Dotto’s Josh Schwartz, who wasn’t in his customary chef whites, but was quarterbacking the truffle lunch courses along with Chef Juan José Cuevas and Chef Ken Frank [...]

By | February 4th, 2020|Napa Eateries, Napa Wineries|Comments Off on Napa Truffle Festival