The Donum Estate in Sonoma County

To the ordinary wine drinker, a glass of red pairs most naturally with a fine cheese. At the Donum Estate in Sonoma County, however, the preference is less obvious partners for their distinguished wines. These include a 9-foot stainless steel rhino (Captured Rhino, Li Hui, 2012). Or even a massive heart sculpture made of polished mirrored steel (Love Me, Richard Hudson, 2016). With an outdoor sculpture garden boasting of nearly ...

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Barware 101

Whether serving a glass of merlot, a skinny margarita or a whiskey sour, we’ve distilled down the basics for a well-stocked bar   Yes, one could drink a beer out of a tall water tumbler, salt the rim of a martini glass or serve a shot of tequila in a double old-fashioned. But why oh why would you want to? Like every rose has its thorn, every drink has its barware. Not ...

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Wish You Were Beer

Beautiful flower varieties may or may not be found in these traditional outdoor areas, but you will find a wonderful variety of beer and food blooming here. Originating in Munich in the 19th century, beer gardens (biergartens), which were often attached to a brewery, beer hall, pub or restaurant, are al fresco spaces where beer and food are served. Here are a few local establishments that combine the tradition of ...

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