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Cabernet Franc

In Celebration of Cabernet Franc

Today’s the day. December 4. Cab Franc Day. Also known as #CabFrancDay on Twitter. The day officially designated to celebrate the grape variety Cabernet Franc.

Neal Brothers Chips

Chips and Wine – Do they pair?

We don’t usually write articles on potato chips but when we were offered samples of Neal Brothers Foods Kettle Chips with a request to find a wine or other beverage pairing we were intrigued.

SnoothThanksgivingWines

What to Drink on Thanksgiving Day — and Under $30 Please

Just in time for Thanksgiving Day here is a list of wines to accompany what might be your biggest meal of the year.

FieldsFamilyCenturyBlockZin

2012 Fields Family Old Vine Zinfandel The Century Block

The Century Block vineyard is located on the east side of the Mokelumne River AVA (a sub-AVA of the Lodi Appellation) and was planted in 1905. The 3-acre vineyard is a tiny island among cherry orchards and much younger Zinfandel used for bulk wine production.

Sessions

Live Wine Blogging at #WBC16 — not for the faint of palate

How do I most enjoy a glass of wine? With a leisurely meal, always. On a warm afternoon sitting in the shade after finishing the yard work. Give me a glass of red wine on a chilly evening as I watch the flames of a fire in the fireplace and I’m a happy gal. I like to take my time with a glass of wine; to pay attention to how it changes in the glass over time. Quality is much more important than quantity.

Blue Oak at Heritage Oak Vineyard

Keeping it Local: Heritage Oak Old Vine Carignane and Greek Lamb for #winePW

Our Wine Pairing Weekend (#winePW) challenge for November came from Camilla Mann who blogs at Culinary Adventures with Camilla. The Feast Nearby – Grateful for Local Vintners and Seasonal Foods is the theme this month. Perfect for the Thanksgiving month of November.