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Beer Wine & Spirits

East Bay Spice Company Surprises With Its Golden State Curry

Curry and other ingredients come together nicely for this cocktail.
August 28, 2018

Nosh Box: Nothing to Wine About

More than 85 kinds of grapes grow in California. And the seven leading varieties—in order of popularity and bulk sales—are all wine grapes: cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir, sauvignon, syrah and zinfandel. When it comes to the fruit of the vine, all the splash and glory reside with those grown to ferment into wines.
July 1, 2018

Where to Try Génépy in the East Bay

The mysterious Swiss Alps herbal liqueur is having a moment.
June 29, 2018

Beer, Whiskey and Duck-Fat Fries at Beer Baron

The Rockridge newcomer brings craft cocktails, farmers market-sourced fare, and beaucoup beer to the neighborhood.
June 11, 2018

Buzzworthy Eating and Drinking in Hawaii

Heliforaging, poi biscuits, and Organic Shave Ice are Hawaii’s hottest culinary trends.
May 25, 2018

Napa and Sonoma Wineries Enhance Their Offerings

In the post-fire world, wineries and tasting rooms increase their appeal with art, food, hikes, and forest bathing.
May 21, 2018

Adult Milkshakes Are a Thing Now

The Hideaway has taken the plunge and feature milkshake cocktails on its menu.
May 16, 2018

Seawolf Does Pub Grub With an Ethnic Bent

A dive bar popular with cops becomes a hip neighborhood hangout that puts an ethnic twist on bar food.
May 11, 2018

Penelope Bar & Lounge’s Better-for-You Cocktail Is Ahead of the Curve

What makes The Penelope different from any other cocktail — and better-for-you — is its key ingredient: freshly juiced beets.
April 27, 2018

Lake County Turns Heads With Sauvignon Blancs

The region is even starting to give New Zealand a run for its money — and market share.
April 6, 2018