Anne’s Healdsburg Walking Tour

Our passions outside of the workplace are important for everyone’s sanity. I find knitting therapeutic and gardening full of satisfaction, but one of my favorite and social passions is touring, specifically my hometown of Healdsburg: Anne’s Healdsburg Walking Tour.  There...

/ June 23, 2014

The Nose Knows.. maybe

The first time playing the “Smelling Game” at Stryker Sonoma I failed miserably. It went something like this:  A row of 10 little unmarked fragrance pots were covered with upside down wine glasses.  One by one our host Michael instructed...

/ June 20, 2014

Exploring Grape Possiblities

Grapes are the fruit snack of childhood and, in adulthood, the fruit snack that ferments into delicious and more expensive grape juice that we call wine.   With the growing popularity and interest of wine, many people have learned what...

/ June 16, 2014

The Best Date at Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

Dating is, in itself, like having a part-time job: scheduling appointments, remembering names and “fun” facts about each person, trying to convince your date you are an interesting person, and picking spots to meet where you are least recognizable.  It’s...

/ June 9, 2014

Rosé in my inbox

Every now and then it’s good to zoom out and get a larger look at my life here in Sonoma County. Driving to work in the morning hot air balloons are floating a thousand feet above my Chevy Cruz.  I...

/ June 3, 2014
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Blog Fails

  Recently I’ve been finding it difficult to pick engaging topics that pertain to the Wine Road brand, and in my opinion I have completely failed.  I pick a topic and fall flat with a dry disconnected voice that ends...

/ June 2, 2014

What are AVAs?

What are AVA’s?   When you visit Wine Country, people start talking all about these AVAs.  The acronym is a normal wine country folk term but may confuse a wine newbie.   AVA: A: American V: Viticulture A: Area Or...

/ May 26, 2014
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We are Sonoma County Wine Country

We are Sonoma County! But what does that mean? There are many things associated with the words “Sonoma” and “Wine Country.” There is a town called Sonoma – this town is South East of Sonoma County.  It is well known...

/ May 19, 2014

Earn street cred and become popular at wine gatherings

Did you know that you can be part of the winemaking process for free?  You can dress up in your Saturday chore best, put on your third favorite pair tennis shoes, and join the winemaking labor pool? Mark Blanchard of...

/ May 15, 2014

Wishes in Wine Country

You may have read about my trip to Treasure Island for the Wine & Wishes event hosted by Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.  Well, they are at it again – raising money for children to make their wildest wish come true!...

/ May 12, 2014