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Bistro Don Giovanni

Just off Highway 29 on the outskirts of Napa, Bistro Don Giovanni is popular with locals and visitors. The food here is rustic and hearty. Eat indoors in the big, warmly decorated dining room or dine in a glassed-in terrace where a log fire crackles in winter. On warm days, you can sit on the…

Wine of the Week: Smith-Madrone 2009 Riesling

  The good news about the WOTW, Smith-Madrone 2009 Riesling, is that it’s a very nice wine. The bad news is that there isn’t a lot of it around, only 302 cases made. The wine, which was sent to me as a sample, has a suggested retail price of $27, and is a dry (meaning…

ZIN Restaurant&Wine Bar

  It’s a gamble ordering greens and grits. You might get something bland, boring and bitter. Or you might, as I did this week at ZIN Restaurant & Wine Bar in Healdsburg, get something sublime. The restaurant is just north of the square in Healdsburg and parking wasn’t too hard to find. The decor is rustic with a tall ceiling, wooden…