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Healdsburg Restaurant Patios Reopen for Outdoor Dining in Wine Country

Enjoying an outdoor meal in the summer months in Healdsburg is always on my list of things to do–many day-trippers and out-of-state travelers would agree. After being… Continue Reading

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A Wine Country Chef’s Elegant Picnic Snack Ideas

Good friends and great scenery are two key components of a memorable summer outing, for sure, but the picnic snacks are the main event. The very best… Continue Reading

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Chardonnay Characteristics: Pairing Cheese and Food with Different Styles

Out of the many thousands of grape varieties grown on the planet, chardonnay is the champion chameleon. Depending on Mother Nature, the winemaker’s whims and the place… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Living Wreath with Succulents

Wreaths are a beautiful way to decorate your home not only for the holidays, but all year long. Starting with a base of natural moss, you can… Continue Reading

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Duck Confit Recipe: Substitute Olive Oil for Duck Fat

There is always a batch of duck confit in some stage of preparation in our kitchen at Jordan. It’s a French-inspired winery after all. One of the… Continue Reading

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Our Favorite Heirloom Tomato Varieties

Supermarket tomatoes may be perfectly uniform and beautifully red in color, but they’ve got nothing on the lopsided wonder of heirloom tomato varieties. Bursting with flavor and… Continue Reading

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Food Pairing for Cabernet Lovers: What Spices Go Well With Red Wine

Cabernet sauvignon was made for food. Layered and complex, it pairs seamlessly with dozens of dishes, from steak au poivre to herb-crusted lamb. Along with the classics,… Continue Reading

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The Official Healdsburg Lodging Guide 2020: Top Healdsburg Hotels, Inns and Bed and Breakfasts

As the de facto capital of northern Sonoma Wine Country, Healdsburg has a variety of different lodging options. The best of the bunch are included in our… Continue Reading

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Wine Bottle Gift Wrapping Idea – Sonoma Style (Video)

Next time you gift a bottle of wine, take a few minutes to make your present that much more personal. A creative touch with elegant wine bottle… Continue Reading

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