Archive for September, 2021

“It Messes with the Chemistry of the Grapes” The 2021 Sonoma Harvest From Three Perspectives, Why People Say One Thing About Chardonnay and Drink Another, Wine Pairings for Pizza, Wine Glasses

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County While the recent rains have dampened the fire danger they arrived too late to have any effect on the 2021 grape harvest in Sonoma or Napa, yet the overall measure of the harvest is…

Turkey Dressing with Italian Bread, Bacon, Sausage, Celery & Sage

We Forge Our Own Wine Trail, One Chicken Two Fries; Build a Better Burger and Winning Wines

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County So We Thought We’d do a Little Wine Trail of Our Own We were quite looking forward to a very nice Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association tasting event at the end of August as part…

Sweet Pepper Stew

About six servings Stew can be made up to a day in advance and reheated, starting your seasoning early — an hour ahead or up to 24 The peppers go especially good with chicken but would also be good with fish and even a burger

Beef Sirloin Roast with Mayo Mustard Sauce

I love to serve this roast cold as well as hot and if you want to serve cold it will be best to cook the day before and allow it to chill overnight. A simple mayo and mustard sauce is terrific with this, recipe follows….

Wild Mushroom, Potato and Onion Puff Pastry Tart

Top Sonoma Caterer Make’s it Through Covid, Another Tough Wine Harvest and “Duking” it Out, Wendy’s “Refries”

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County It was some 14 years ago or so when I was invited to attend a luncheon hosted by the Sonoma Vintners Association in Chicago at a boutique a hotel up on N. Michigan Ave….

Meatballs Chicken Parmesan with Ricotta Parm and Mozz

Rigatoni with Three Cheeses Whipping Cream and Ham

A Magna Cum Laude Learns About Wine – Sort of, Subway Swings and Taps Foul, Costco Sales Strong, Plenty of Fire But No Water and Gallo Lands Strong

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Lette Teague, the Wall Street Journal’s wine writer recently took on the daunting task of tutoring a 22 year old, magna cum laude college graduate through wine tasting 101. I thought you might want…