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

Top Two Wines of the Year From California, Not as Many Wine Drinkers and That’s a Problem, Failed Turkey Recipe From the Wall Street Journal and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County  Two of the world’s most respected wine publications have chosen Cabernets from NorCal as their “Wine of the Year” and it cost one winery $700,000 to make it happen. You wine drinkers out there…

He’s Referred to as The Godfather, All You Need to Know About Lodi Zin, Believe It or Not Burger King is Making a Decent Chicken Sandwich and More in Half a Glass

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County The Godfather of Zinfandel Winemaker Joel Peterson discovered vines in Sonoma County that had been planted in 1888 and were going to be removed and replanted with Cabernet Sauvignon. He purchased the 152 acres…

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Wine Reviews // Tasty and reasonably priced reviews

How I’m Buying Wine These Days at a Great Discount

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…

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”…..

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

Beef Roast Seasoning

No matter what style of beef roast you plan to serve you’ll find this rub and garlic infusion works quite nicely to add flavor. To insert the garlic cloves into the roast simply use a sharp knife to cut nice deep slots into the roast…

Meatballs from Pizza Today Magazine

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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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