Tag: wine & food pairings

Bottles of Pinot Noir on a deck with blocks spelling out Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir: Varietal of the Month

Here in Sonoma County, in the Russian River Valley and along the Sonoma Coast, we have some of world’s best vineyards and growing conditions for producing classic Pinot Noir of elegance and complexity.

/ July 27, 2020
Zinfandel bottles lined-up against a toy fire truck

Zinfandel: Varietal of the Month

It’s getting hot in here! So let’s open up all the Zin’s! Although Zinfandel originated in Croatia where it’s known as Tribidrag—the grape is embraced as All-American and has been grown and cultivated in California since the 1800’s. This medium-bodied...

/ July 1, 2020
Four people toasting with wine glasses on the patio of Robert Young Estate Winery.

Enjoy Wine Tasting Again

Ready to venture out and enjoy wine tasting again? Please keep reading. They’re Open By the end of May, a few wineries had reopened their doors for tasters. Others needed more time to retool their tasting venues to accommodate social...

/ June 29, 2020
Car Hop Wine Shop web page

Reconnect to Wine Country

Ready to reconnect to Wine Country? Is your wine supply a bit depleted after weeks of sheltering in place, aka SIP? I’ve found my wine cellar is missing many of my favorites after the holidays, and now weeks of SIPping...

/ May 5, 2020
Row of Sangiovese bottles on a barrel head with river rocks in the foreground

Sangiovese: Varietal of the Month

Summer is the season of the grill and a great red wine for pairing with things from the BBQ is Sangiovese. Originating in Italy, Sangiovese derives its name from the Latin  —Sanguis Jovis— meaning “the blood of Jove”. This medium-bodied...

/ April 14, 2020
Sign for #SIPSonoma Wine Road

SIP Sonoma — Options Abound

As you shelter in place, you can still SIP Sonoma!

/ March 31, 2020
Wine Road glass with food.

Celebrating Wine and Food

Celebrating with wine and food is an ancient tradition. Over 20 years ago, the Wine Road created a marvelous two-day tasting event called Wine & Food Affair. This event is held the first full weekend in November, and focuses on...

/ September 3, 2019
A kettle barbecue grill filled with kebabs of meat and veggies, plus corn on the cob

Get Your Summer Grilling On

Every year I have great intentions of trying out new recipes during the summer grilling season. But my reality doesn’t always match my intentions. This year, I decided to do a little research early on, and found so many delicious...

/ July 2, 2019
A waterfall and pond amid the gardens at Ferrari Carano Winery.

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Charming Gardens

Taking Mom out to view the charming gardens along the Wine Road is a wonderful way to help her celebrate Mother’s Day. And, while you visit the winery gardens, you can pop into the tasting room for some happy sipping...

/ April 30, 2019
Skewered grilled meats & vegetables

Perfect Recipes to Pair with Your Favorite Wines

What should I make for dinner? How often do you ask yourself that question? Do you base your answer on what’s in your refrigerator or freezer? On who’s coming over for dinner? Or, on what wine you want to enjoy...

/ February 6, 2019