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In case you didn’t know, April 17 is Malbec World Day. So designated by Wines of Argentina since 2011. Wines of Argentina is an organization that promotes Argentinian wine worldwide and assists Argentinian wine producers it developing their export strategy. Continue reading
Birthdays are a very good reason to celebrate with good food and wine. Continue reading
We enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving with family in San Francisco. It was a gloriously clear day. The view from the City to Marin County was crystal clear, it couldn’t have been a nicer day. Continue reading
Pete and I had a great introduction to the wines the Languedoc region of France during the Wine Bloggers Conference in August. This made us curious about the region, its climate and food as well. We decided to build a wine and food tasting from this experience. Continue reading
Dave brought a 2005 Burrell School Valedictorian, a wine from the Santa Cruz Mountains. Continue reading
Does the glassware you drink your wine from really matter? Is a jelly jar or a shot glass just fine for tasting and drinking wine? These were the burning questions that we, and another 50 plus wine tasters, gathered at Sterling Vineyards to answer this past Saturday. Continue reading
Do you have some special wines that bring back memories? Maybe a wine you had on vacation or for a special occasion? Continue reading
Our trip to the Annual Wine Celebration held by Diageo Chateau & Wines. Continue reading
Years ago we purchased Chalone Wine Group stock so that we could participate in their annual summer picnics. They were a fun affair in the vineyards of Chalone outside Soledad near the Pinnacles. A large tent was pitched, wines from … Continue reading
We had a pretty quiet new years eve. Just the two of us. Sometimes we throw a small dinner party, or attend one, but this year we just felt like taking it easy. Nancy made Marie-Helene’s apple cake from the … Continue reading
We usually host Thanksgiving at our house but one of my sisters wanted to host it this year so we all went to her place in Soquel. This allowed some of our other relatives who don’t usually make it to … Continue reading
We have been pretty busy this week so I’m going to write an abbreviated version of our Saturday night dinner. We had some interesting wines that I primarily want to mention. We started out with 2008 New Harbor Sauvignon Blanc … Continue reading