When it comes to producing world-class cabernet sauvignon, Sonoma County has long played second fiddle to Napa. An Alexander Valley winery owner is looking to turn the tables.
The Alexander Valley Film Society has launched a Shelter in Place series featuring live Q&As with movie stars like Ron Livingston of "Office Space" and his wife and fellow actor Rosemarie DeWitt.
There's a lot of great rosé in Sonoma County. Here are a few favorites from Healdsburg and Geyserville.
For a brief and ill-advised moment, I considered describing the luscious and outrageously good Chardonnays being crafted over in the Alexander Valley as phat rather than fat, mainly because pretty hot and tasty summarily describes the better ones, but also because I'm hopelessly ignorant when it comes to the etymology and demographic appropriateness of modern slang.
Google "ABC Anything But Chardonnay" and you'll get something on the order of 19,000 hits in the first few tenths of a second. The oldest reference I could be bothered to find dates to 1995 in a column by Frank Prial for the NY Times, but as recently as 2008, someone actually took the time to write a book with the same dated and misguided tag line, so