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

Tough Wine Year Gets Tougher From Two Perspectives, Thoughts From a Prominent Wine Writer, a Full Half a Glass and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County The wine industry in California was warned last year to start making changes and adjust to lower demand and sales and it failed to do so. It’s no surprise then that reports from a…

Sonoma Wine Celebrates 40 Years, Sparkling Note to Finish, Cheese Burger Heaven and a chock full Half a Glass and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine!

 “l like the “Whine” because it’s about good food and drink and has interesting tidbits.” MarMar – suburban Chicago By  Woody Mosgers Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Sonoma Celebrates 40 Years of Special Names 40 years ago I was…

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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

Deviled Eggs BLT from the Oakville Grocery

Baked Feta Bites

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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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