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Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards

Love the Wine You’re With… Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards Stepping out into the warm sunshine, and walking toward the entrance to Materra | Cunat, I was greeted by a smiling, welcoming lady carrying a glass of perfectly chilled sauvignon blanc wine. The lady was Neena, daughter

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Il Fiorello

Il Fiorello Interview with Ann Fiorello Sievers In Italian, Il Fiorello means little flower. Look closely at an olive tree in bloom and you’ll see those little flowers. They turn into olives just waiting to be milled into delicious olive oil at the place named for them…Il

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Morningsun Herb Farm

Morning Sun Herb Farm

Morningsun Herb Farm Interview with Rose, owner Greenhouses full of tiny, baby plants welcome you when you drive in to Morningsun Herb Farm, especially this time of year. Wait a couple of months or so and those tiny plants will be ready to go home with you.

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Farm to Table Dinner Shines Light on Vacaville Area Farmers & Suisun Valley Wine Region

Pleasants Valley quietly hums with life on the outer edge of Vacaville, snaking alongside rolling hills and through acres of unspoiled farm land. With mighty oak trees, cows and chickens peacefully grazing, and seemingly endless olive and fruit orchards, Pleasants Valley feels like a whole other world—miles

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Spring Cleansing: 7 Key Foods to Purify Your Body

Besides reminding us to clean and refresh our homes, Spring also gives us a prime opportunity to rejuvenate and cleanse our bodies. Spring represents a new beginning, a transformation from the hibernation and stillness of winter into fresh life and new energy. If we take a hint

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The Big Fat Myth: Eating for a Healthy Heart

Most of us grew up believing that foods like red meat, eggs, and bacon are detrimental to heart health; an idea so deeply ingrained in our cultural psyche that few people even question it. But is it really true? Over the past 50 years, Americans have cut

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Riesling Wine…What’s Not to Like?

Riesling Wine…What’s Not to Like? by Wendy VanHatten If you think all Riesling wine is sweet…you haven’t tasted Riesling from the Finger Lakes region of New York or from Austria. As a grape, Riesling originated in Germany, where the highest concentration of plantings still exists. It is

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Fun Wine Facts

Some Fun Wine Facts by Wendy VanHatten Let’s say you just picked a ton of grapes in preparation for making wine. Do you know how much wine you’re really going to get? A ton of grapes usually makes about 60 cases, or 720 bottles, of wine. Since different

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French Onion Soup and Crisp White Wine

By Wendy VanHatten What better combination than a steaming bowl of French Onion soup paired with a crisp dry white wine. One like the Chenin Blanc from the Terraces Winery is a great pairing. So is an Alsace Pinot Gris. French Onion soup takes a little time

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What Wine Should I Bring?

Looking for yummy new wine for your holiday party? Maybe you’re going to a party and want to bring a gift for the hostess but aren’t sure what wine is appropriate. Do all the bottles in the store confuse you and you end buying one that has

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