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Making Wine Green

What: The world’s greenest wineryWhere: UC DavisDetails: The first LEED Platinum winery is under construction at UCD’s Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. (LEED is a green building rating system; platinum is...

For Wine Drinkers, Small Is Big

Small pours are a big trend in wine. “It gives people the opportunity to get the full experience of something without having too much,” says Matt Parker, general manager at 58 Degrees & Holding...

What Ales Him

Peter Hoey has been brewing beer for more than a third of his life—and he’s only 30. Formerly the brewmaster at the now-defunct Sacramento Brewing Company, he currently co-owns Odonata Beer Company, where he’s...

Tasting Tequila

Blame it on Jimmy Buffett. Thanks to his immortalizing margaritas in song, tequila has, perhaps unfairly, earned a reputation as the beverage that spawned a million hangover legends. But the spirit made from the...

Where the Bargains Are

Bargain shopping has always made practical financial sense. But now, with the economy in the tank, it’s a necessity. So we scoured the Sacramento area, searching for great buys for every type of shopper,...

Make Mine a Double

Finally, teetotalers can take their rightful place at the bar, thanks to the trend in well-crafted, nonalcoholic “mocktails.” Whether you’re abstaining from the hard stuff for the evening or for good, these creative concoctions...

Mix Master

A good bartender possesses both finely tuned people skills and a knack for mixing and matching flavors. Vince LaForm, lead bartender at midtown’s Lounge on 20, discusses his approach to this sometimes-underappreciated craft.What makes...

On Wine: Four Questions for Marcus Graziano

At Capitol Cellars, his Roseville wine shop, Marcus Graziano turns customers on to great wines. (A second location, in Granite Bay, is scheduled to open in May.) We recently chatted with him about his...

A Sip of Old Ireland

If hitting the rowdy pub scene for a pint of green beer in a plastic cup isn’t your idea of a pleasurable way to spend St. Paddy’s Day, you’re in luck. There are plenty...

15 People To Watch

These individuals are changing the face of Sacramento.If it’s the people that make a city, then Sacramento has a whole lot going for it— and this collection of fresh faces proves it. Their life...

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