Woody's Whines // Woody's thoughts and opinions on a variety of subjects

News of the Crush, Costco Liquor, Big Mac Sliders and Lagunitas Layoffs

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County I’ve seen, heard and cooked a lot in the past few weeks and wanted to share with you what I’ve learned and eaten. We are surrounded by the grape  harvest that is in full swing…

And the Winner is…

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Actually loyal readers I have two winners to report on in what is a unique situation for this edition of the Whine. You hopefully will recall that the last addition of Woody’s Whine was…

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Wine Reviews // Tasty and reasonably priced reviews

Bordeaux You Could Actually Buy

Research tells me that the second label bottles of many Bordeaux wines – that’s what doesn’t fit in the first blend of major Chateaus, will be outstanding and probably at very good prices, a reflection of the old saw, “a rising tide lifts all boats”…..

A Whine of Wines

A Whine of Wines What follows is not truly a full Whine but it’s sort of a Whine and it’s about wine or should I say it’s information about wine that has come passed me recently and I as your faithful scribe am passing on…

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Woody's Recipes // Great meals to go with great wines

Big Mac Burger Pull-Apart Sliders Baked on a Sheet Pan

Linguine with Tuna Arugula Anchovies and Capers

Have everything prep and ready to go as this comes together pretty quickly. I’m thinking you could use domestic tuna packed in oil to save a few dollars as tuna is not a major flavor component and melds with all the other flavors. I might…

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Latest Podcasts // Audio from interviews with the industry greats

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Our most recent wine adventure was a week long visit to the Willamette Valley wine country of western Oregon, what a remarkable area and what spectacular wines. It was the first week of October and the weather was terrific, sunny, warm and windy – they…

Michael Chiarello

Chef and Retailer Michael Chiarello

As I travel and taste I always have my recorder and camera with me and I share those interviews with you at What Goes With What. We met at a wine tasting event in Chicago and on a trip to Napa and Sonoma I had an opportunity…

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