The hot days of August herald the annual harvest of wild blackberries that grow plentifully in the hills of Northern […]
Archive for ‘Craft Beverages’
Sonoma County Cider Week: Celebrating like Spaniards at TXOTX!!
I’m a sucker for tradition. I figure only the best ones have survived through the ages, and for good […]
Getting Buzzed at Heidrun Meadery: A Flower to Flute Adventure in Beekeeping
If mead is the new darling of the craft beverage market, then accomplished artisan meadmaker Gordon Hull is certainly leading […]
Fresh Cherry & Tequila Cocktail for Cinco de Mayo!
Are you planning a Cinco de Mayo celebration? Get the party started with this refreshing and festive cocktail starring fresh seasonal cherries, […]
Here We Go A Wassailing!
Chanted incantations rise with the full moon over Devoto Orchard in late January. A procession of caped revelers, with voices raised […]
Hard Cider Holidays at AppleGarden Farm
Are you a cider lover? Not to be confused with spiced apple juice, hard cider is a light, refreshing […]
Tilted Shed Ciderworks: The Art of Making Cider
Meet Ellen Cavalli and Scott Heath. They are the innovative husband-wife team behind Sonoma county-based Tilted Shed Ciderworks; one of […]
Wassail! Health to the Old Apple Tree!
If you ventured outside last Saturday night within earshot of an apple orchard, you might have heard the raucous sounds […]
Discovering Silk Road Teas
Like many people, I derive daily pleasure from a nice cup of tea. Tea is perhaps the oldest and […]
Artisan Cider & Cheese: A Heavenly Pairing
It was East meets West at last Sunday’s hard cider and cheese pairing event at the SHED in downtown […]
Discover Baeltane Brewing
Alan Atha knows ale. Try repeating that fast after a glass or two of his stellar beers! A former USA […]