Archive for March, 2016

Wine, Wine Everywhere – But Not So Great Chicken Sandwich News

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Yes I know the title says there’s too much wine and the picture is McDonald’s Chicken Sandwiches but… I’ve had “boots on the ground in Knoxville TN where they were testing the new sandwiches…

Mushroom Tart with Three Cheeses

I’m thinking a mild Pinot Noir or a sparking Rosé.

Bubbles and Bubbles and Bubbles 2019

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma There’s an old saying in Champagne: ‘A magnum is the perfect size for two people, especially when one of them isn’t drinking.’ In the wine world, it’s widely accepted that wine ages differently in magnum…

Classic Crab Louis

Sriracha and Wasabi Deviled Eggs

The deviled eggs can be refrigerated overnight. Garnish with the snipped chives and Chinese five-spice powder just before serving.

A Fowl Report – “Now That’s a Piece of Chicken”

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County If you were living in a cave on the top of a mountain you might have missed the dust up late this past summer when fast food restaurant Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen busted into the…

Thanksgiving Flavored Turkey Slider with Cranberry Mayo

Note: use a food processor to finely chop the onion and celery and then the mushrooms separately. Not a bad idea to give the dry stuffing mix a few turns to break it up into smaller pieces. 

Shrimp Cake Slider Burger with Panko, Egg, Scallions and Spicy Mayo

My Evening with Two Notable and Opinionated Sonoma Wine Legends

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County It was my good fortune to have recently attended a forum that featured five great Sonoma County winemaking pioneers and it was also my pleasure to have had a few moments with two of…

“Whose Bubbles are These?”

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County It has come to my tasting attention over the last year or so that a number of wineries known for their big reds and luscious whites are now featuring a sparkling wine when in…