Creative Wine Offerings Boost Revenue and Keep Costs Low

Bars and restaurants throughout the country are ditching traditional wine lists for more innovative offerings, like wine walls and wine on tap.

 Region in Sebastopol, California—another Sonoma County town—skews from traditional wine service in favor of self-serve taps. A wine wall of only Sonoma County selections is vetted by owner/founder Kerry Thedorf and dispensed by the customer in various size pours. Most wineries are new to the customer.

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Got a New Hobby? We’ve Got a Trip for That
From cooking to painting to developing a palate for fine wine, or a new appreciation for music, the extra time spent at home has encouraged many of us to take up a new hobby – or delve deeper into an old one. With the world back open, here are vacation ideas for travelers eager to take their new skills for a test drive out in the real world.
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SF Date Ideas You’ll Both Actually Enjoy Right Now
Take a stroll with your date through the Barlow, 12 acres of spots that are perfect for getting to know someone (or hanging out with someone you already know). Take a tour of the Spirit Works Distillery before enjoying a tasting flight or a cocktail. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Blue Ridge Kitchen, a farmhouse-style wood grill and cocktail bar with the best ahi tuna tartare you’ll ever eat...
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Sebastopol, The Apple of Sonoma's Eye and Artistic Spirit
Situated just west of Santa Rosa and a quick, one-hour drive from Napa, the small town of Sebastopol is an easy day trip and a one-stop-shop for locally made artisanal products and goods, from wine, beer, and spirits, to clothes, home goods, art, and farm or sea-to-table meals. 
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What's New In... Sonoma County
The slogan on Sonoma County Tourism’s website is “Life Opens Up,” and that’s exactly what’s happening throughout this gorgeous county at the heart of northern California’s wine country. With places reopening, there’s been a return of the vibrancy that has always marked this mellow region. Life is truly opening up in Sonoma County, and visitors are returning in droves to check out new and familiar spots.
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