Coming up this weekend in Santa Rosa: taste vodka, gin, whiskey, bourbon and more from nearly 20 artisan distilleries.
Whiskey, vodka and gin flow freely from these spiritmakers. Now you can visit their tasting rooms.
Like a little caviar or truffle in your vodka? Or perhaps a touch of wine with your gin? Eccentric vintner and luxury lover Jean-Charles Boisset has an elixir just for you.
'Tis the season for holiday hangovers. Here's where to find the cure.
From movies to wine to a craft spirits line.
It turns out wine can make allergies worse. But there's still hope - we've listed local adult drinks (including wines) to enjoy during sneezing season.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert in a glass.
If you've already got Champagne and caviar lying about, then by all means, use it, and with neither apology nor reservation. But here is my contribution: Whatever you do, make sure you serve something that will get you lucky. As it happens - to nobody's surprise, at least if they're regular readers - we in the Proximal Kitchen are nothing if not opinionated, and we love most of all to pontificate about which foods and wines are most likely to earn you flirty looks and even messier sheets, and we've got just the ticket:
Whipped cream for dinner, because Saturday night, with any luck at all, means date night. Date night - at least around our house - is at least as likely to mean a raid on the wine cellar and a bag of tricks from the farmer's market as a babysitter and a night out on the town, because we live in a sleepy wine country town where most of the bars shutter their doors around the same time my kids shut their eyes...