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Austin City Limits: Ryan Adams and Shakey Graves

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 pm - It’s been three years since prolific singer/songwriter Ryan Adams released an album. To his fans’ delight, this past September “one of the few truly great roots-rock…

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KRCB and First 5 Sonoma County are partnering to bring awareness to the urgent need for universal access to high quality early childhood education. Together, we have created three learning videos…

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California Senate Democrats Introduce $13 Billion Infrastructure Proposal

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Sonoma County Appellations Series

This series introduces viewers to Sonoma County California's wine country, a region long known for superior quality of its agricultural products. Today, the many appellations of Sonoma County are recognized as producing some of the world's finest wines.

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Alexander Valley Appellation
Nearly every variety grows here with some success, but it is Chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon that have brought the former prune-growing region its current acclaim

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Dry Creek Appellations
Farming and viticulture extend back to the 19th century, when Italian immigrants planted fruits and vegetables for market and grapes for their own table.

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Russian River Appellations
The Russian River Valley, with its cooling marine fog and fertile soil, produces some of America's finest wines, including pinot noir that ranks among the best in the world

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Green Valley Appellation
The famous grapes of Burgundy pinot noir and chardonnay, for both still and sparkling wines are responsible for Green Valley's reputation as a world class wine region

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Knights Valley Appellation
The unique character of this appellation can be discovered in its mountain vineyards, where ideal growing conditions have resulted in cabernet sauvignon of regal quality.

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Sonoma Valley Appellation
Christened 'Valley of the Moon' by writer Jack London, Sonoma Valley, the fertile arm of land that arcs between the Mayacamas Mountains and the Sonoma Mountains

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Sonoma Mountain Appellation
The mountain rises above Sonoma Valley's fog line, allowing for slow and even ripening that results in suave, complex cabernet sauvignon with soft tannins and full fruit flavors

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Los Carneros Appellation
Sparkling wines from Carneros enjoy considerable praise, but in recent years, imaginations have turned towards still pinot noir, grown here with spectacular results.

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Chalk Hill Appellation
In the hilly terrain due east of Windsor, nestled in a far corner of the Russian River Valley appellation, is the small viticultural area of Chalk Hill

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Bennett Valley Appellation
Olive trees and a lavender farm thrive side by side with vineyards in our newest viticultural area, Bennett Valley, situated on the northern rim of Sonoma Mountain.

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Sonoma Coast Appellation
Marine influences define this sweeping appellation, an area that stretches from the hauntingly beautiful San Pablo Bay all the way to the Mendocino County line

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Northern Coast Appellation
History defines this large appellation, with Italian immigrants shaping both viticulture and agriculture more than a century ago.

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Rockpile Appellation
Rockpile is a true mountain appellation and the only viticultural area in Sonoma County planted exclusively to red grapes.

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Sonoma County
Our most important appellation is Sonoma County itself, with five major valleys, hundreds of microclimates, and 13 smaller viticultural areas in its vast embrace.
 

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North Bay News

Vote on Sonoma County’s Medical Marijuana Cultivation Rules Stalled

Sonoma County’s Board of Supervisors are close to making a decisive decision on where and how much medical marijuana can be grown in parts of the county. It’s a step towards bringing this largely…

California Lawmakers Declare They Will Fight Trump Policies

Monday's typically-ceremonial session included the sharpest call of defiance yet from the state’s Democratic leaders against the Trump Administration.

Preserving and Sharing Rancho Mark West

For 50 years, Jim Doerkson has managed and maintained a small mountainside covered in fir and redwood, and narrow footpaths.

Immigrant Advocates Brace For Trump Administration, Others Call For Patience

Speculation over how the incoming Trump Administration may handle immigration issues has civil rights organizations in California planning for the possibilities.

Educating ‘Fellows’ to Counter Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences, such as abuse and neglect, have life-long effects on both mental and physical health.

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'Morricone 60': An Orchestra-Infused Look At A 60-Year Career

Ennio Morricone is as about close as a film composer can come to being a household name — and, at age 88, he's still going strong.
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6 Jazz Virtuosos Share The Stage In 'The Concert Of The Century'

Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.
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Dwight Yoakam Says New Album Was Inspired By Coal Mining And Mountain Music

Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.
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Grammy Nominations Pit Beyoncé Against Adele

You'd be forgiven for viewing nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday morning, as a battle between two powerhouse singers: Beyoncé, whose Lemonade leads the field with nine, and…
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Miranda Lambert Mixes Assertiveness With Vulnerability On Her New Record

Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air. TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. There's a lot of music on Miranda Lambert's new album "The Weight Of These Wings," 24 songs over two CDs.

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