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

The Birthday Wine Tour, Gallo Going Long, KFC Nugget Update, Drinking Rose’ and More!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County August is my birthday month on the 31st and as fate would have it opportunities developed in June and July that allowed us to create a months’ worth of wine tasting adventures. It turns…

40 Years of Food and Wine Matching, The Egg & I, Pink Wine, Bubbles at The Grand Prix, KFC Tries Real Chicken Nuggets and More!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County You’d better get a glass because we’re going to cover a lot of ground in the next 2,ooo words or so, from a new way to match wine and food to wine in an…

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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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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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