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Jeff Cox

Cox: Tasty Italian food lives on at Napa's Bistro Don Giovanni

The tasty Italian food at Bistro Don Giovanni continues to wow.

Family

Meet Sonoma County's creature creator

Ask Rio Nido's Lex Rudd what she does for a living and she'll reply in her gentle British accent, 'Creature Maker.' After 20 years perfecting her art, Rudd has cracked through the golden door for puppeteers.

Celebrations

Lawrence and JoAnn White

Lawrence and JoAnn White celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their ranch in Little Lake Valley with family and friends.

Food

Late summer picnic picks

Tips for dining al fresco this season.

Bite Club

Rosemary McCreary

Homegrown: Bold and beautiful vines

Vines can be beautiful and fast-growing problem solvers, but they can also become a mass of tangled twigs and a maintenance hassle.

Lifestyle Galleries

Wine

Wine of the week: Foppiano winemaker tames petite sirah

Natalie West, the winemaker behind this week's winner, has what it takes to tame the spirited grape.

Dan Berger

Berger: How to deal with older vintages

Alcohol levels are important when considering older wines.

Home and Garden

Workbench: Fall yardwork tool roundup

A few Santa Rosa experts recommend the yard tools they can't live without.

Outdoors

From Sonoma Magazine: Russian River reflections

Summers are the stuff of legend for generations of river rats.

Peg Melnik

This week's wine picks

A snappy zin and a tasty pinot lead the list of favorites.

Michele Anna Jordan

Seasonal Pantry: Enjoying the foods of summer

Inspiring ideas for some favorite seasonal eats.

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