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Film Festivals Are Going Virtual. Here’s How to Watch

Film Festivals Are Going Virtual. Here’s How to Watch

Film festivals, where artists meet other artists, mingle with new fans and talk about their work in front of an enthusiastic audience, have been flipped on their heads since March. But the savvy crews behind the many festivals that typically happen in the Bay Area…

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Free Local Delivery

Free Local Delivery

Wineries in the Santa Clara Valley are offering free delivery throughout the area to residents who are sheltering in place due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The following is a list of those that are offering the service. More local wineries are also providing curbside pickup…

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Freed Cocktails: Your Drink Followed You Home From the Bar, and Isn’t Leaving

Freed Cocktails: Your Drink Followed You Home From the Bar, and Isn’t Leaving

Santa Clara County’s mandatory closure of bars and restaurants has left a bit of a void for many. Some miss the food. Others, the socializing. For me, I miss the cocktails. While I am no stranger to executing high quality cocktails in a home setting,…

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Monterey Wine Competition Winners

Monterey Wine Competition Winners

South Valley wineries that entered the Monterey International Wine Competition, held March 14 in King City, scored well. Alara Cellars pulled a Gold for its 2017 Cabernet Pfeffer and Silvers for their 2017 Barbera, Grenache and Montepulciano, all from San Benito. Lightpost winemaker Christian Roguenant and…

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Wineries offer deals during COVID-19

Wineries offer deals during COVID-19

While tasting rooms are currently closed, most local wineries are ready to supply the wine people need to sip while sheltering. Local restaurants Maurizio’s, Odeum, Rosy’s, Siam Thai and West Side Grill are all offering local bottles to go with food orders. Visit santaclarawines.com for…

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Red, Like a Ferrari

Red, Like a Ferrari

Everyone knows Guglielmo Winery, perhaps for its estate Zinfandel or Petite Sirah, the latter soon to be on local Trader Joe’s shelves. Assistant winemaker Niklas (Nik) Zorn is not just about making old world-style wines from Santa Clara fruit, though. He looks far and wide…

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Verde Vineyards Makes for a Great, Green Winetasting Getaway in Gilroy

Verde Vineyards Makes for a Great, Green Winetasting Getaway in Gilroy

As March 17 draws near, many will have green on their minds and very specific thirst on their tongue. It doesn’t get much greener than this lush Gilroy spot out on Buena Vista Avenue, directly across from the colorful Satori Cellars. George and Lynda Green,…

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Lightpost Winery Boasts Four Award-Winning Pinot Noirs

Lightpost Winery Boasts Four Award-Winning Pinot Noirs

Morgan Hill-based Lightpost Winery pays tribute to the power of California-grown pinot noir with four new wines, made from grapes harvested in some of this state’s best-known pinot regions—including San Luis Obispo, Sonoma and Santa Cruz counties. Together, the quartet speak to their respective terroirs…

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Changes Coming to Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail

Changes Coming to Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail

The non-profit booster organization dedicated to championing wine and winemaking in the South Bay is making a big change to its collective winery membership program. The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley plans to discontinue their seasonal programs—the spring and fall passports—in favor of a year-long…

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Calerrain Wines: A Rising Star on the Gilroy Scene

Calerrain Wines: A Rising Star on the Gilroy Scene

While the Calerrain wines has yet to bottle the fruits of its labor from the vineyard neighboring its months-old tasting room, the wines they have on offer cut a wide swath across the grape-growing regions of Santa Clara, San Benito and Monterey counties. Husband-and-wife winemakers…

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