We were quite looking forward to a very nice Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association tasting event as part of my birthday celebration; damn Covid surge forced another cancelation.Click to read more
Woody’s new business cards have come in!
It was some 14 years ago when I met Chef Bruce Riezenman at a Sonoma Vintners Association luncheon in Chicago. I featured him in that months Woody’s Whine – he still has a photo from that interview on his computer…Click to read more
The Wall Street Journal’s wine writer recently tutored a 22 year old magna cum laude college graduate through wine tasting 101. I thought you might like to audit the class through my lens.Click to read more
Wine lists come in all formats and sizes from the little fake leatherette “distributor “ booklets in small mom-and-pop Italian restaurants and little Chinese or Thai places or truly overwhelming at Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa where the list draws from a cellar of a half million bottles and is chained to the table.Click to read more
“The 8 days in May Tasting” offered the opportunity to schedule tastings for one ticket price which included a “club members discount”.Click to read more
All in-person wine tasting events and still canceled for this year, but there’s lots of news in the wine and beer world to past along and oh chicken sandwich news too, enjoy.Click to read more
We took advantage of a weekend opportunity to visit wineries and sample from their vintage libraries, a sort of behind the curtain opportunity that doesn’t come along too often. Oh, and we found some good chicken.Click to read more
It amazes me that two fast food companies with all of the same equipment and product in front of them can’t just out right copy a process and make the product their ownClick to read more
Gallo Winery has completed an acquisition of low-price wine brands from Constellation Brands Inc. in okay an $810 million deal that still is one of the biggest in the U.S. wine industry.Click to read more
Join us at Coyote Sonoma for a new pairing experience! An array of seasoned Applewood smoked bacon expertly paired with our Zinfandels” so brags the promotion – what could be wrong with that, could be alcohol.Click to read more
Our lovely and attractive favorite store is the Bottle Barn, located in a warehousing district that you can see draws you in with their delightful entrance located next to a large electrical transformer.Click to read more
Hope you all are hungry as a good portion of this month’s whine is centered on food assuming you call a Costco hotdog food and I found a list of the 20 best sandwiches in AmericaClick to read more
Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County So We Thought We’d do a Little Wine Trail of Our Own We were quite looking forward to a very nice Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association tasting event at the end of August as part…
Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County It was some 14 years ago or so when I was invited to attend a luncheon hosted by the Sonoma Vintners Association in Chicago at a boutique a hotel up on N. Michigan Ave….
Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County I’ll get to discounted wine in a minute but thought I’d let you know I’ll also be sharing info on food friendly wines; Popeyes a year later; how Trumps bad tariffs are killing wine…
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”…..
About six servings Stew can be made up to a day in advance and reheated, starting your seasoning early — an hour ahead or up to 24 The peppers go especially good with chicken but would also be good with fish and even a burger
I love to serve this roast cold as well as hot and if you want to serve cold it will be best to cook the day before and allow it to chill overnight. A simple mayo and mustard sauce is terrific with this, recipe follows….
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…
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…