What Goes With What // Food and wine pairings recommended by Woody

Here’s Some Sparkling Winners for the 2017 Holidays

Bouvet Signature Brut 2015 fruity and rather soft “a good party wine” – $13 Korbel Brut California Organic Grapes NV  – Crisp and lively with easygoing flavors – $14 Scharffenberger Brut Rosé Mendocino County Excellence NV – Fresh and festive with floral strawberry aromas –…

Pairings with Chinese Food

I have come across some more specific recommendations for wine and Chinese and still can’t believe how little is actually written about it. Again my reminder stay away from big tannic wine and think soft and fruity as in a fruity rosé – the Merlot…

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

“Oh lord, stuck in Lodi again” Yes!!!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma The plaintive lament from Credence’s “Lodi” song of 1969 dealt with the failure of traveling musicians having to stay in what was and still is a flat and dusty town that was primarily irrigated dirt…

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Writing from the burnt edge of the Russian River in Sonoma By the time you see this Whine the fires will be old news, hopefully long out, we are safe and life is ongoing but the loss of the homes, business and life will change…

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Wine Reviews // Tasty and reasonably priced reviews

In Oregon It’s All About Pinot

2010 The Year of Growing Wonderfully

I tasted wines that are $30 and wines that are $300 and everywhere in between, almost all of them were tremendous, it was a great year in Bordeaux!  

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

Meatloaf Plain and Simple as it Should Be

Meatloaf can be made 3 days ahead; wrap in foil and chill, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Soup French Style with Three Kinds of Onions

The soup gets better after a day so consider making in advance and do your best to use all three colors of onions. Wine match – Beaujolais, a light Pinot Noir or even this cab will work well with the soup Pedroncelli, 2015 Three Vineyards…

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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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