Monthly Archives: February 2015

Odds & Sods The “Accidental” Zinfandel & the Intentional Festival

So I am on the mend – still dealing with a doozy of a cold/flu. So this post is based on memories of Super Bowl Sunday 2015 when I made my “world famous” BBQ ribs (St. Louis cut, no baby … Continue reading

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My Trusty Red Cup

[Down with the flu and so I bring you a reprint of a 2011 post. So much has happened since then – including my evolving taste-  and so perhaps a revisit is in order for 2015? ] The ubiquitous red … Continue reading

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SOMM Surprise: Shock the Wine Geek!

Lately, every time I disclose my wine side to someone new, I get this: “Have you seen the movie SOMM? You have got to see it.”” So after hearing the same promo a dozen times, it finally sunk in and … Continue reading

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A NIGHT IN NAPA (BY WAY OF OAKLAND)

Last week, I attended a workshop at Bay Grape in Oakland titled, “Napa Valley Terroir and the Evolution of Napa Style.” This event featured producers Jill Matthiasson of Matthiasson wines and Stuart Smith of Smith-Madrone wines who shared their stories. … Continue reading

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