The Taste of Sonoma, offering an immersive experience for wine and culinary enthusiasts, will be held this year at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park.
More than 200 wineries will share their wines, and about 60 local chefs will serve bites, during the all-day Grand Tasting event held both afternoons. Each afternoon also features Wine Talk seminars, panel discussions and a blind tasting challenge.
One- and two-day tickets range from $150 to $300 per person, with Club Reserve tickets providing special access to the people behind the brands and their limited release wines. To reserve, go to sonomawinecountryweekend.com.
The weekend also includes winemaker lunches, dinners and barbecues. The Sonoma County Wine Auction will be held Sept. 16 at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard. Tickets to that event will be available in mid-June. ... See MoreSee Less
While snap peas are excellent in salads, stir fries, and rice dishes, English (or garden) peas are superior in sweetness and flavor, at least if they’re picked right off the vine. English peas start losing their sweetness the moment they’re picked, so what you will find at the stores now are peas that have lost some sweetness. You may find sweeter peas at the farmer’s market. ... See MoreSee Less