What kind of sparkling wine goes well with Thanksgiving dinner? On this quintessentially American holiday try serving an American bubbly. A few years ago I wrote about the Best Thanksgiving Wines [ … ]
I’m always on the look out for new “green wine” trends. And now that I live here, I am especially interested in what’s happening in California. Two wineries have new [ … ]
One important vote that national Election coverage wasn’t following so closely last night was California’s Proposition 37: The GMO Right to Know Act. Prop 37 might seem like it was only relevant in California, but had it passed, it would have set a precedent for GMO labeling – and transparency – here in the U.S.
Located in the heart of the San Ramon Valley, just a quick jaunt from San Francisco, is a great little town called Danville. Peaceful, scenic and full of great American west history, Danville is a perfect place for history geeks to slip away from the city for a tasty meal and take in some fun shopping, parks and museums. There’s also plenty of delicious vegan food in Danville! Here are a few of my faves.
Located near the majestic Monterrey Bay, you’ll find Aptos. A great little seaside town, sandwiched by beautiful beaches and pine lined mountains, Aptos is a close home to many agricultural farms and businesses.
Since I was in Aptos for a few days, I got to dine at a several places that were super accommodating to this hungry vegan!
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of checking out the ultra sustainable Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma County, CA. With so many fabulous wineries to choose from you might wonder [ … ]
A 2010 study from researchers at the Southern Oregon University and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife showed definitively that the climate in wine grape growing regions of the Western United States has been getting warmer.
California’s groundbreaking foie gras ban went into effect on Sunday, making it the only municipality in the world to ban the product as well as the production of the deadly dish. (Chicago temporarily banned foie gras in 2006, but the ban was repealed in 2008.) Some of the Golden State’s chefs are campaigning to overturn the California ban, but for now, only one state senator, Lois Wolk, is expressing any interest in their cause, and even she will only commit to amending the law to “create an acceptable humane standard for the production of this agricultural product.”
California often leads the county in sustainability efforts and our wineries are no exception. If you’re traveling in wine country this summer and wondering which wineries to visit that are leading the way in sustainability, The Wine Institute offers this run down by region.
Last week, when I wrote about the recently renovated, fun and sustainable Francis Ford Coppola Winery, I learned about a new trend. The Coppola Winery boasts two electric car charging stations. And as they pointed out, they are not the only wineries promoting green driving : several other California Wineries have also begun to cater to the electric car crowd, installing their own charging stations. Here is a run down…
Not just a place for fun, the winery is also squarely committed to sustainability. Along with everything else, visitors to the Winery Park will “discover a place dedicated to responsible, harmonious stewardship of the land.”
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with good sustainable food and wine? Check out these events near you.What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with good sustainable food and wine? Check out these events near you.
Next week, the California state legislature will vote on the California Homemade Food Act, AB 1616 (also known as the Cottage Food Bill) that allows for homemade production and sale of “non-hazardous foods.” The bill is being voted on next week, so please call or write today.