Monthly Archives: December 2014

Week 10 of 52. Reality Bites: Life in the “Ordinaire” Lane

When did it happen? When did I become that “selective” type who feels that life is too short to drink bad wine? Still, I haven’t ventured into snob territory – you know, expensive- Napa-cab-or-bust! land – but last minute runs … Continue reading

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Week 9 of 52. Holiday Rituals & “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!”

My husband and I have come to realize that we need rituals in our lives. We don’t do the normal holiday thing and so it used to be lunch at Chez Panisse. Then we moved to dinner at Chapeau and … Continue reading

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Week 8. Off the Beaten Wine Track: On the Oakland Wine Trail

Oakland California hosts an annual event called “art and soul” and so seems like the perfect place to explore my namesake “wine and soul.” Who would have thought that Oakland would be a thriving place on the urban “winescape”? Being … Continue reading

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No, Not the Wine Tasting Test!

“I don’t know anything,” she said. “You don’t have to, it’s not a test – what do you like?” I decided to share my love of wine with people I have never met at a party hosted by a new … Continue reading

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A Simple Gift: Wine & Time

This week I made the trip to my wine locker. It’s a modest storage space that I rent in part because my home is a tin box that kills wine with heat. Living in San Francisco, I don’t have that … Continue reading

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