It’s a slow time in the industry and not much to report with the 2018 harvest all safely in tanks and barrels, wine makers and their staffs are on vacations or at least on short weeks But there is wonderful news from the fine folks that grow and make wine in Bordeaux. That and more is the subject of my Whine.Click to read more
Thought that would get your attention, yes we do beer talk here too but in this case it’s for business not taste. We also have news and notes from a wine industry expo regards supply and demand as well as another round of sparkling wine and Champagne lists, that and more is the subject of my Whine.Click to read more
This month, Woody’s Whine brings us stories of the wine harvest this year, news about restaurant closures and other troubles in the Napa Valley, and three great-tasting recipes that you’ll want to try!Click to read more
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 in good shape, even with a little rain, egad! That and more, he said, is the subject of my WhineClick to read more
Why you may ask, is this man with a cheeseburger and a trophy smiling, has he won something, have you won something and is he looking for you??? Well the answer is yes and no but you have still won the opportunity to read this edition of Woody’s Whine and the story of two winners – funny place to put a window.Click to read more
I made a meatloaf the other day from what might be called an old fashion recipe that I found to be credited to the late fashion designer, Bill Blass. I have no idea where he got the recipe or why his name is attached…Click to read more
My curiosity has been at a “burger pitch” over wanting to try the new “Fresh Beef” quarter pounder to see if in fact there is a difference as frankly I am not a regular customer. So I thought who better to share my tasting with than you “Whiner’s” and of course I had to do a comparison tasting with Burger King and Wendy’s and I threw in the In-N-Out folks for my NorCal followers. Hope you’re hungry! Enjoy.Click to read more
I’ll be offering several veins of travel and information (think about it for a moment) relating some good insight into cheese and wine pairing, bubbles with brunch and Zinfandel from the Sierra Foothills. There’s a great new chicken recipe for you from Ian Garten matched with a Scotto Lodi Chardonnay, one of the best matches I’ve ever made – love it when a plan comes together, enjoy.Click to read more
Folks are you aware that most of you are buying your wine at grocery stores – really grocery stores where there is no chance of you getting any kind of qualified advice, much less a real discount, really a shame. But first let’s start with a great recipe and trends in wine sales from one of the big boys then some cheese news.Click to read more
The stark and gnarly vines you see may be as old as I, in fact they may be even older and that’s good, as Lodi is the “Old Vine Zinfandel Capital of the World” producing over 32% of California’s premium Zinfandel. Yet by total volume the area produces more Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay but that production goes into somebody else’s wine…and that he said is the subject of the my Whine, please click for more.Click to read more
The 2015 vintage from Beaujolais is terrific all around and these lighter, fruity wines that can take a bit of a chill love turkey and most all of the side dishes we will challenge it with.Click to read more
Wanting to do a complete dinner in advance I happened on the bright idea to serve everything cold or let’s say room temperature, appetizer, vegetable, seafood and meat course. It worked so well I served it twice, little did they know. You’ll also find a few more thoughts on the wine and weed situation, smoke’m if you got’m.Click to read more
We literally live about seven minutes from grape vines at the edge of the Russian River yet Santa Rosa is not really a wine town, you’d hardly notice the industry if you didn’t know it was all around you. Actually beer making and drinking is the big deal in SR. The Sonoma sign and I are at the edge of the Kenwood wine area moments to the east of SR on your way to the city of Sonoma.
Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma With the 2018 harvest all safely in tanks and barrels wine makers and their staffs are on vacations or at least on short weeks as the whole process starts again soon with pruning and field…
Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma As you craft your drinking and dining plans for the last two big holidays of the year I offer you some thoughts on what beer you may want to consider , a report on the…
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 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…
The best match for the tart is your partner’s eyes, shining happily, pretty good huh. Try Madeira with some caramelly flavor and bit of a grip. Port would also be right on.
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…