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Wine Sonoma County

J Vineyards & Winery Cultivates Inclusivity With “Shifting The Lens” Guest Chef Series

Healdsburg based J Vineyards & Winery has had female leadership since 1986, when Judy Jordan founded the business. J continues to have women in key positions and now spans six estates in Russian River...
River Sonoma County

Healdsburg Food + Drinks Worth Seeking

Healdsburg is a scenic Sonoma County town located along Russian River that often infirm entrepreneur Harmon Heald established in 1857 after making a highly questionable land grab. Russian River Valley AVA was established in...
Winemaker Sonoma County

Interview: winemaker Nicole Hitchcock (J Vineyards & Winery)

Nicole Hitchcock has set her sights on wine for over two decades. The Carmel native earned a B.S. degree in Viticulture & Enology from the prestigious program at University of California, Davis. She recently...
Chefs California

Interview: chef Douglas Keane

Chef Douglas Keane spent years climbing the culinary ladder, beginning at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, for legendary New York restaurants Four Seasons and Lespinasse, and later at Jardiniere and Gary Danko in...
Chef New York City

Interview: chef Charlie Palmer (Aureole, Dry Creek Kitchen…)

Charlie Palmer has become one of America’s culinary giants. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, initially started working at New York’s legendary La Côte Basque, helped helm Brooklyn’s River Café and eventually...
Bartender Bay Area

Interview: bartender Scott Beattie (Spoonbar)

A man who’s been at the forefront of the market-driven cocktail movement is unquestionably Scott Beattie. The San Francisco native flipped the seasonal switch in 2001, and beginning in 2005, he stepped up his...