Entries by Barbara Barrielle

Create Your Own Sonoma Wine Salon

100 things to do in Sonoma County With a book launching this Fall about the Top 100 Things to do in Sonoma County (before you die), I have been exploring the wonderful small, under-the-radar wineries of this luscious grape-growing area. (More about the book from Reedy Press later.) For those not familiar with Sonoma County, […]

Quick Cucumber Tzatziki Recipe

This Sonoma County version of the classic, Greek cucumber salad is my pick for an accompaniment to a meal of garlicky lamb and Pinot Noir. The base of a Tzatziki recipe is the aphrodisiac of cucumber. You may think cucumber is just a crunchy, water-packed fruit of summer. (And yes, cucumber is actually a fruit, […]

Greek Bean Salad

A seductive summer side What vegetable do you serve with a summer meal of lamb and Pinot Noir? In Sonoma County, peak of season green beans with scarlet summer tomatoes make a great side dish. This Greek Bean Salad is what we chose to round out the meal of my first Sonoma Wine Salon. (Be […]