Archive for December, 2018

The Birthday Wine Tour, Gallo Going Long, KFC Nugget Update, Drinking Rose’ and More!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County August is my birthday month on the 31st and as fate would have it opportunities developed in June and July that allowed us to create a months’ worth of wine tasting adventures. It turns…

Sesame Salmon Bowls

Caramelized Five Onion Dip with Cream Cheese Sour Cream and Mayo

40 Years of Food and Wine Matching, The Egg & I, Pink Wine, Bubbles at The Grand Prix, KFC Tries Real Chicken Nuggets and More!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County You’d better get a glass because we’re going to cover a lot of ground in the next 2,ooo words or so, from a new way to match wine and food to wine in an…

House Made Salad Crotons

I make salad crotons in place of the pebbles that you get from a store and I use fresh bread and some spices, it’s pretty simple and you’ll love the flavor. So what you’ll now read is more of some general instructions than a real…

Burgers Smashed with Sliced Onion Special Spice Mix and American Cheese

North Coast Wine Challenge Returns to Great Success, What’s Better Over in Lodi – East or West? Matching Cheese Gifts with Red Wine, Gallo Goes Off Right Tackle and More!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County It was good to be out and about again tasting the “Best of the Best” in Santa Rosa as well as visiting another of our favorite places over in Lodi. I admit to taking…

Pasta Baked with Mushrooms, Marsala Wine and Two cheeses

Mamas Jiffy Corn Casserole

Recommended wine pairing: J. Rickards Sauvignon Blanc

Cheese Fest Returns and Brings Italian Buffalos, Marketing Wine to a Younger Generation that Doesn’t Seem Interested, CA Sparkling Wine Continues to Sparkle and 2019 Strong for Zinfandel and More!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Got to try my first sample of true Mozzarella di Bufala at the restarted California Artisan Cheese Festival and found it tasty and also found that the California wine industry is not doing its…