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For those who live and play in Sonoma County

In This Issue | November/December Issue 2016

The Right Cut – A Master Pruner’s Journey
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The Right Cut – A Master Pruner’s Journey

By  •  home+

Aesthetic pruning is a living art form combining the skill of the pruner, the science of horticulture, and the essence of a tree. While the emphasis is on beauty, maintaining …
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Antiquing: Passion  or Obsession
1 month ago

Antiquing: Passion or Obsession

The more you look, the more you may be hooked Whether you are a collector of vintage vinyl, a stagehand seeking the right theatrical prop, a homeowner looking for atomic-age …
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Leavin’ it all Behind…  On a Horse
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Leavin’ it all Behind… On a Horse

Trail rides for the timid to the adventurous

In front of us were two wide-open lanes split only by an aisle of short green grass. Apple trees, sometimes blooming but …
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Wings Over the Vineyards
1 month ago

Wings Over the Vineyards

By  •  feature

John Hawley, winemaker, falconer and founder of Hawley Cellars in Healdsburg, sits on the deck of his home overlooking Dry Creek Valley. A goshawk perches on his gloved fist. Still …
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The History of Asti
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The History of Asti

Legacy of winemaking and Italian-American entrepreneurship continues

The unincorporated community of Asti is a village rich in history. Located in the Alexander Valley AVA between Geyserville and Cloverdale, alongside Russian …
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The Italian Influence
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The Italian Influence

American drinkers waking up to ‘new’ Old World varieties

In a county where Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon dominate, it takes guts to decide to make and sell …
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Scopa – Keeping it Simple
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Scopa – Keeping it Simple

By  •  taste+

Traditional Neighborhood Italian Food

Scopa is a somewhat hidden gem of an Italian restaurant tucked into a narrow space on the north side of Healdsburg Plaza. The walls of the …
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The Legacy of  M.F.K. Fisher
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The Legacy of M.F.K. Fisher

Remembering an inspiring local culinary writer and hostess extraordinaire

As an aspiring young chef at the age of 15, I began a job with a lady in Glen Ellen, where …
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