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Sonoma County Holiday Small Shops Guide

COVID has either wiped out small businesses or put them so at risk that making it through winter could be impossible. It’s normally important to support our local economy, but this year is ESSENTIAL. I know, sitting at home on your computer is the safest shopping you can do. And in some cases, you can… Keep Reading

Napa’s Wineshipping inks pick-your-delivery-date tech deal; other North Bay business news

Wineshipping in Napa and Commerce7 in British Columbia have announced a new partnership in the form of an application programming interface, or API, which empowers end customers to choose their own delivery dates. Wineshipping is a direct-to-consumer company, and Commerce7 operates a direct-to-consumer platform. The announcement touted the partnership as one that will result in reduced failed delivery… Keep Reading

Sonoma under curfew

Sonoma County was on the cusp of hitting the data requirements to move into a less restrictive tier when the rest of the state saw a surge in coronavirus cases leading the governor to call for a curfew that started on Saturday, Nov. 21. The curfew, which started Saturday and is set to expire Dec.… Keep Reading


SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, – November marks the beginning of the best parts of the season ahead: Festive celebrations, seasonal pop-ups and activities, the joy of giving, and lots of delicious ways to wine and dine with friends and family. ‘Tis the season to enjoy the spoils of autumn, from savoring cozy winery experiences to catching… Keep Reading

Gift Card Giveaway: FoodMaxx Celebrates Santa Rosa Renovations

SANTA ROSA, CA — FoodMaxx officially welcomes shoppers at 6 a.m. Wednesday to its newly renovated Santa Rosa store at 2055 Sebastopol Road in the Stony Point Plaza. Designed to keep costs low, the store’s interior has been renovated in a warehouse-style format with steel shelving for efficient pallet and case stocking. Upon entering, customers… Keep Reading

How California Pinot Noir Became a Global Phenomenon

Paul Sloan first fell in love with Pinot Noir as a busboy. It deepened in the early 1990s, when he was an assistant wine buyer at John Ash & Co. restaurant in Santa Rosa, California. It was there that Sloan tasted the classics of California Pinot: Calera, Joseph Swan, Williams-Selyem, Dehlinger and Mount Eden, all passion projects devoted to small-production wines of place, with Burgundy as inspiration. But… Keep Reading

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