Wine Country

April 11, 2011

Culinography: Dim Sum Charlie’s

by Erin Gleeson

I was recently in my hometown of Santa Rosa (Sonoma County, CA) and a bit of a buzz has started about a gathering of food trucks on Monday afternoons in one parking lot in town. Serving fare from their adorable airstream trailer, Dim Sum Charlie’s had the longest line by far- which of course we […]

August 9, 2010

Culinography: Holy Wine Country

by Erin Gleeson

Sipping and sharing wine plays a big part in many religions. So to go wine tasting near Jerusalem, perhaps drinking from the same vines that produced wine in biblical times, had more historical significance than your average day at the vineyard. Three friends and I went to a few vineyards in the Ella Valley and […]

October 21, 2009

Packaging Whore: Guadagni Jug O’ Wine

by Kayoko Akabori

A few weeks back, my bff Kristi, Nate and I stopped by Preston Creek Winery on our way back from the Ladhabhoy nuptials in Healdsburg, Sonoma County (I went to a total of seven weddings this year- that’s IT! NO MORE PLEASE!). Nate had heard about Preston and their organically grown wines from his vino […]

July 17, 2009

Daytrip to Calistoga: Yo el Rey Roasting

by Kayoko Akabori

Erin needed to get online for work, and we sauntered around town looking for wifi. We saw a little cafe, Yo el Rey (YeR), off the main road and what a lovely surprise- not only did they have free internet, but it turned out to be such a peaceful coffee-lover’s haven. Owner and founder J. […]

July 15, 2009

Daytrip to Calistoga: Cafe Sarafornia

by Kayoko Akabori

Erin was in town for a few weeks and I went up to see her in her hometown near Santa Rosa. What a trip! We killed some roosters together, ate her first meat meal together, and enjoyed the gorgeous Sonoma County sun. One day we decided to go “into town” to Calistoga- which is a […]

March 7, 2007

Barrel Tasting Weekend 2007

by Erin Gleeson

In California this weekend, my family joined my friend Megan’s family in their annual tour of Sonoma County’s wine country. It was Barrel Tasting weekend, and the Dry Creek Valley was glowing, golden and glorious! Blossoms everywhere, 70 degree weather….I think everyone should go next year. It happens annually, the 1st weekend of March. You […]