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    Join Me at the 2024 Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience, May 16–19

    By Leslie Sbrocco–

    Looking for weekend plans? I have just the answer. Head to Healdsburg in Sonoma’s wine country to enjoy a few unforgettable days at The Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience from May 16–19, 2024.

    This weekend-long experience is a celebration of all things Sonoma from local farmers and growers to winemakers and chefs. But as Sonoma County is a world-class destination, this experience welcomes and showcases top global wineries, too.

    Events include a live outdoor concert with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram at

    Rodney Strong on Friday. Add to that Saturday’s Grand Tasting and a series of unique seminars, wine tastings, celebrity chef demonstrations, and cocktail experiences; it’s an event not to be missed.

    Fancy bubbly and caviar? If so, join me and my wine writer colleague, Ray Isle, as we host a seminar entitled Battle of the Bubbles “He Said, She Said” on Friday afternoon, May 17. We will be pouring gorgeous bottles of champagne and California sparkling wines from luminaries such as Nicolas Feuillatte, Louis Roederer, Taittinger, Domaine Carneros, Iron Horse Vineyards, and Roederer Estate. Each wine will be paired with sumptuous caviar from the California Caviar Company.

    Can’t attend this year? No worries. Pick up my May wine recommendation from Sonoma’s elegant Domaine Carneros.

    2023 Domaine Carneros ‘Avant-Garde’ Rosé of Pinot Noir, Carneros, California $32

    Class in a glass is the best way to describe this lush and lovely pink. A blend of four different pinot noir clones that has been barrel fermented, it is overflowing with red berry fruit freshness and has a complex finish. It is a wine to sip and savor all summer long.

    Author, speaker, wine consultant, and television host Leslie Sbrocco is known for her entertaining approach to wine and food. She has won multiple Emmy Awards for her work on PBS, which includes hosting the series “Check, Please! Bay Area,” “Check, Please! You Gotta Try This!” and “100 Days, Drinks, Dishes & Destinations.”

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    Published on May 9, 2024