Archive for January, 2018

My First Tour, Thought I’d Gotten A Fish Sandwich, Half a Glass and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County…obviously with no help from AI My First Tour So of course we’ve taken friends on little wine cruises as they come to visit us but this was my first experience as a “compensated guide”…

Reuben Soup with Sauerkraut Corn Beef and Swiss Cheese

Adult Grilled Cheese with Cheddar Brie and Shallot

Look for a cheddar aged for about one year (avoid cheddar aged for longer; it won’t melt well). To quickly bring the cheddar to room temperature, microwave the pieces until warm, about 30 seconds. The first two sandwiches can be held in a 200-degree oven…

Where Were You on Jan 1, Wendy’s No But Burger King Not So Bad, Still Can’t Get the Kids to Drink Wine and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County    Bubbles on New Year’s Day and The Lady Who Made Them Don’t know where you were at noon on January 1, 2023 but we were at the Breathless Winery in Healdsburg enjoying sparkling…

Burger Classic Sliders on Griddle with Onions and American Cheese

Burger Shrimp Cake Slider with Panko Scallions Spicy Mayo

Top Two Wines of the Year From California, Not as Many Wine Drinkers and That’s a Problem, Failed Turkey Recipe From the Wall Street Journal and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County  Two of the world’s most respected wine publications have chosen Cabernets from NorCal as their “Wine of the Year” and it cost one winery $700,000 to make it happen. You wine drinkers out there…

Beef Roast Seasoning

No matter what style of beef roast you plan to serve you’ll find this rub and garlic infusion works quite nicely to add flavor. To insert the garlic cloves into the roast simply use a sharp knife to cut nice deep slots into the roast…

Meatballs from Pizza Today Magazine

He’s Referred to as The Godfather, All You Need to Know About Lodi Zin, Believe It or Not Burger King is Making a Decent Chicken Sandwich and More in Half a Glass

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County The Godfather of Zinfandel Winemaker Joel Peterson discovered vines in Sonoma County that had been planted in 1888 and were going to be removed and replanted with Cabernet Sauvignon. He purchased the 152 acres…