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Cocktail nation

Posted on December 15, 2018
Cocktail nation

Cocktail Nation Signature drinks for a new generation When life hands Fred Johnson lemons, they better be of the Meyer variety, so... Continue

Austin and Missy Lely go back to the land, into the future

Posted on December 6, 2018
Austin and Missy Lely go back to the land, into the future

By Jonah Raskin At Bee-Well Farms on Highway 12, between Trinity and Nun’s Canyon, Austin and Melinda (Missy) Lely are taking stock... Continue

The wines we were – a 1970s flashback

Posted on November 30, 2018
The wines we were – a 1970s flashback

By Windee Smith | From The Sun archives When regular people look at a picture from the past, the 1970s to be more specific, they blurt... Continue

Sun taste test: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Posted on November 28, 2018
Sun taste test: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Lots of coffee joints make a version of the PSL, but our panel of experts (as in, regular people who like coffee) made it a two-cup... Continue

Two Sonoma area wines make Wine Spectator’s Top 10 list

Posted on November 25, 2018
Two Sonoma area wines make Wine Spectator's Top 10 list

Only two California labels ranked on the Wine Spectator’s Top 10 Wines of the Year, and both come from the immediate Sonoma... Continue

What, no pretzel salad? The very first Thanksgiving menu

Posted on November 18, 2018
What, no pretzel salad? The very first Thanksgiving menu

Today, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes any number of dishes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry... Continue

Sonoma’s newest restaurant: Mint and Liberty

Posted on November 15, 2018
Sonoma's newest restaurant: Mint and Liberty

Sonoma Valley also has its share of upscale restaurants, writes Jonah Raskin. What’s been missing from the area since the closing... Continue

Anatomy of a Food Truck

Posted on November 2, 2018
Anatomy of a Food Truck

By Kira Catanzaro | Sonoma Valley Sun Since the recession of 2008, the idea of selling food from a vehicle has surged in popularity.... Continue

Family Album, Italian Style

Posted on October 18, 2018
Family Album, Italian Style

Family Album, Italian Style The story of Mary Fazio has a little of everything — even her meatball recipe For over 60 years... Continue

Wine, Women and Rock and Roll

Posted on October 8, 2018
Wine, Women and Rock and Roll

This all-female band doesn’t make music, but a beverage that’s as intoxicating as a great rock song. By Jonah Raskin Cyndi Lauper... Continue