DRINK
Vern Fisher, Herald Archive
A TOAST TO BOUTIQUE WINERIES. They are typically small, run by one or a handful of people, measuring their output in a few hundred to a few thousand cases — and where the production process truly is a labor of love.   READ MORE
 
 

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Vern Fisher, Herald Archive
A TOAST TO BOUTIQUE WINERIES. They are typically small, run by one or a handful of people, measuring their output in a few hundred to a few thousand cases — and where the production process truly is a labor of love.   READ MORE
 
River Road winds along the base of the Santa Lucia Range, connecting Salinas to Soledad. For generations this road cut a swath between a rich, fertile valley — the world's salad bowl — and the rural, largely uninhabited highlands above.   READ MORE
 
The original plan called for The Parsonage to develop a positive bottom line in five to six years. In reality, it took a decade, and, in the process, Bill Parsons learned a huge amount about the financial realities of running a boutique winery.   READ MORE
 
 
Bars Clubs and Pubs
From piano bar to reggae, the club-music scene in Monterey County is varied. Some acts are regulars, but others change each week. Some clubs have music regularly, others do special-occasion acts. For up-to-date listings, call the venue or see Go! magazine every Thursday in The Monterey County Herald.   READ MORE
 
 
Wine
River Road winds along the base of the Santa Lucia Range, connecting Salinas to Soledad. For generations this road cut a swath between a rich, fertile valley — the world's salad bowl — and the rural, largely uninhabited highlands above.   READ MORE
 
DAVID ROYAL/The Herald
Midway through his cooking demonstration Saturday at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival, celebrated chef Masaharu Morimoto was grating wasabi for a sushi dish. "This is a lot of work," he said after a few seconds of labor. Then he turned to one of his sous chefs. "You do.   READ MORE
 
You just may recall the pairing accolades I have heaped upon two downright delicious Riesling, Moscato and Chardonnay blends, and that would be nonvintage Cheap White Wine ($6.95, 11percent alcohol) and 2011 Apothic White ($11.95, 12.5percent alcohol).   READ MORE