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Chef Sonoma County

Interview: Preeti Mistry (Chef, Author & Speaker)

Preeti Mistry was born in London, mainly raised in Ohio, and moved to San Francisco to study film at the New School of California. They soon became more interested in cooking and worked at...
Brewery Sonoma County

Craft Beer North of the Bay in Sonoma County

Just north of the beautiful and foggy Golden Gate Bridge, in Sonoma County, you’ll find three very prominent California breweries.  And yet, until this year, I had never visited any of them, so last...
Cheese Sonoma County

Interview: Cowgirl Creamery co-founder Sue Conley

Since 1997, Sue Conley and business partner Peggy Smith have grown Cowgirl Creamery into one of the most recognizable cheese brands on the West Coast. Along the way, they’ve grown their creamery from Point...
Brewmaster Sonoma County

Interview: Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo

Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo has become a beer industry giant, but he started out making wine. It wasn’t until he grew impatient with the fermentation process that he embraced beer. The self-taught brewer...
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Russian River Brewing Company: Drinking Craft Beer in Waves

If beer geeks ever decide to chisel a Mt. Rushmore of California brewmasters, there’s a good chance that Vinnie Cilurzo will make the cut. He started in San Diego at Blind Pig, where many...
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Bear Republic Brewing Co.: Heaping Hops on Healdsburg [CLOSED]

In the West Coast hop wars, Bear Republic Brewing Company is known for packing some serious artillery. We drove north from Lagunitas Brewing Company to taste some of the Bear’s bolder beers, some hoppy,...