Archive for March, 2018

How High Can Napa Go? What’s Rhone Got to do With That?, Bubbles for All, 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 Rising Prices for Napa Visitors and Wine Buyers The Silicon Valley Bank wine division “Wine Report” is an annual survey of American wineries conducted by arguably the U.S. wine industry’s most trusted data analyst….

Chicken and Turkey Burgers Brined with English Cheddar and Lemon Aioli

Suggested Pairing  Light, crisp pilsner.

Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes and Pesto

Zinfandel Shines, Good Dog, Good Dog, Fries with That? Catsup, Catchup and Ketchup, Half a Glass and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Zinfandel in the Sun Shine “Zin is the success story of Sonoma and it’s a tradition, it’s the original California grape brought to Napa and then here to Sonoma some 140 years ago by…

Smash Burger Secret Sauce

Production note – use a reusable squeeze container for the sauce as it goes much faster

Smashed Burger with Sweet and Red Onion, Bacon, American & Cheddar Cheese

You will need:  Griddle or large non-stick skillet A large, heavy spatula or meat press as burgers will stick to a slotted spatula

Crispy Pan Seared Duck Breast with Zinfandel Raspberry Sauce

Today was Very Special, Sonoma Yes! Bud Light No, Modelo SI! Bacon @ Number 5, What to Read and What to Drink and of Course More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County “Today Was Very Special” We’ve been drinking wine from the Dry Creek valley for years as David Stare’s Dry Creek label and the Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel were available in Chicago and elsewhere and…

Spaghetti with Baked Goat Brie, Pancetta, Toasted Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil

There are plenty of pasta-worthy days in the summer. Sweet and peppery basil, salty pancetta, and tangy goat brie twirled with thin pasta make for a decadent dinner. Pair with a chilled Sauvignon Blanc. The rinds of the goat cheese wheels are edible and add…

Mac & Three Cheeses with Whipping Cream and Ham