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

What Started Out Big is Better Small

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County So with all the big wine tasting events around here canceled due to the Covid thing I’ve been working to doing a more food centric feature article for the Whine. I see the Shake…

So What To Do When a PR Lady Offers to Send Three Bottles of Wine?

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County So I get an email from a woman with a public relations and marketing firm on the East Coast that represents a number of fairly big time wineries asking me if I would entertain…

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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

Shake Shack Fried Chicken Sandwich

Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese Pasta

FOR A CRUNCHIER TOPPING AND FIRMER CONSISTENCY Prepare recipe as directed but bake at 350 or 375 F degrees for 20-30 minutes.  Broil at the end of baking for approximately 2-5 minutes, until golden brown and crunchy.  

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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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