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Peg Melnik

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Santa Rosa, CA, United States

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Try six wines with global flavors from these Sonoma County wineries

The restless can explore the rare bottlings of Sonoma County wineries that are crafting varietals with origins in other countries. → Read More

Like mother, like daughter: Sonoma County mother-daughter lookalikes 2020

See all the submissions, and who won this year's sweepstakes. → Read More

This Mother’s Day, give mom armchair culture and a glass of wine

Peruse these 10 films of Broadway musicals and their wine pairings, a wealth of options for mom to consider this Mother’s Day. → Read More

Past winners of the North Coast Wine Challenge look back on being the 'Best of the Best'

In anticipation of the Press Democrat’s 2020 North Coast Wine Challenge, past top winners share how being named the “Best of the Best” has impacted them. → Read More

How a canine wine squad combats cork taint in California

Dogs are being trained to detect TCA, also known as "cork taint," the compound that makes wine smell and taste like wet cardboard or cement. → Read More

Meet under-the-radar wine producers at Sonoma's Garagiste Festival

The Sonoma festival showcases winemakers who produce 1,500 cases and fewer. → Read More

An unorthodox New Year’s resolution for wine lovers

Spice up your wine life with an impromptu blind tasting or a leisurely stroll with your favorite rosé. → Read More

Billionaires in wine caves? Vintners, growers share what Wine Country is really like

There’s more to Wine Country than caves and crystals. We asked some notables in the industry about wine life in Sonoma County. → Read More

Wine of the Week: Pfendler 2018 Petaluma Gap, Sonoma County Pinot Noir

Pfendler and Trombetta winemaker Erica Stancliff said being raised by a chef is what makes her pinots food-friendly; she sees wine through a food lover’s lens. → Read More

Gina Gallo, Chris Jackson team up to chair Sonoma County Wine Auction

Now in its 27th year, the auction will be held at the La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard and Richard’s Grove outside of Windsor. → Read More

Everything you need to know about grape harvest time

Check out our quick hit primer to help you step into the harvest experience. → Read More

Wine of the Week: Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery 2017 North Coast Chardonnay

David Nakaji, the winemaker of Sonoma’s Sebastiani, considers Chardonnay a multifaceted grape perfect for experimentation. → Read More

Why wine is being rebranded as the hot new health drink

Some industry creatives are rebranding wine so that it appears more healthy. → Read More

Singer Josh Groban teams with Sebastopol's Halleck Vineyard for charity pinot noir

The 2015 Halleck Vineyard, Find Your Light, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir raises money for art programs in American public schools. → Read More

Sonoma’s Benziger bridges gap between wine and weed

Mike Benziger said four pairings reveal the synergy between wine and strains of cannabis to smoke. → Read More

The Harvest Card gives you VIP treatment

Landon McPherson created the 'Harvest Card' so people can reap a bundle of perks from the hospitality industry. → Read More

Celebrate spring in Sonoma County with garden walks and workshops

Opportunities abound for garden lovers. → Read More

Celebrate spring in Sonoma County with garden walks and workshops

Opportunities abound for garden lovers. → Read More

How a Northern California woman broke winemaker’s glass ceiling

Sonoma County's female winemakers pay tribute to Mary Ann Graf, the first woman at UC Davis to earn a degree in Fermentation Sciences. → Read More

Cork ‘pop’ still holds most romantic sway for North Bay winemakers

A small-but-mighty group wants to re-establish the value of the original cork, the romance, provenance and yes, even the pop. → Read More