The Bird is the Word and We have the Wine

The Bird is the Word and We have the Wine

It’s almost here! My favorite holiday is upon us. One day a year designated to family, food, football, and, just to break up the alliteration, WINE!  We are here to help you find a great bottle for your feast. Actually, we will help you figure out how many...

Iconic Sonoma Winery Prospers in New Era

The history of the Sebastiani winery goes back to the 1880s with the arrival of Samuele Sebastiani from his native Tuscany. The hardworking and frugal stonemason parlayed his quarry cobblestone business into a great Sonoma County winery and vineyards. His descendants...

Substance and Style

The Substance Cabernet Sauvignon from Charles Smith is very aptly named. It is bold and full of flavor and texture. I recently stopped in at the Walla Walla based winery and was reminded that substance is a recurring theme with all of the Smith wines. He takes a...

After the Fires, The Road to Recovery

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country is open for business! I have received many emails and phone calls from concerned folks regarding the tragic wildfires in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. This event was far more serious than the Napa earthquake of 2014. According to...

A Dispatch from Washington State

As you read this I am on a plane with eight of my colleagues returning from a trip to Washington. I’m very grateful to have spent the week in Washington rather than in Napa and Sonoma. My heart goes out to everyone in Northern California affected by the wildfires....

Big Red Bargains

It’s time for comfort foods once again. Stews, pot roast, the iconic “hot dishes”, and lots of other oven-baked favorites are back in line. It is thoughts such as these that make me dread the coming Winter a little less. That and hockey. All of the cuisine mentioned...
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