Oakland Reclaimed

Urban energy and investment draw winemakers, chefs and tourists to this East Bay city
From the Sep 30, 2015, issue

Oakland has long existed in the shadow of the more glamorous San Francisco. The gap between the two is narrowing, however, as neighborhoods near the waterfront have seen the rise of destination dining and the arrival of urban wineries. Wine Spectator's Aaron Romano explains.

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