Woody’s Whine

Tough Wine Year Gets Tougher From Two Perspectives, Thoughts From a Prominent Wine Writer, 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 The wine industry in California was warned last year to start making changes and adjust to lower demand and sales and it failed to do so. It’s no surprise then that reports from a…

Sonoma Wine Celebrates 40 Years, Sparkling Note to Finish, Cheese Burger Heaven and a chock full Half a Glass and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine!

 “l like the “Whine” because it’s about good food and drink and has interesting tidbits.” MarMar – suburban Chicago By  Woody Mosgers Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Sonoma Celebrates 40 Years of Special Names 40 years ago I was…

Pinot Palazzo, I’m Breathless Waiting for a Winner, 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 “It’s the first time I’ve ever done two of these kind of events in the same year so we sort of had a pinot palazzo part two and I then really wanted to showcase…

Time to Sparkle at $12, Making Bubbles in Geyserville, A Night for Reds and a Big Half a Glass and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Loyal readers will recall my story in last months “Whine” regards Rack & Riddle, the California custom sparkling wine house and their purchase of the state’s biggest private label Charmat producer (the same process…

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….

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…

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…

Zin Goes “Live”, A Judges Thoughts, Food Beg’s for Rose’, Champagne Surges, Nuggets, A Closure and More in Half a Glass in This Edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County We recently attended “Zinfandel Live”, the most memorable tasting that we’ve ever been to, six well-chosen wines, a matching musical theme for the wines and vibrant host who you may recognize. Zin Goes “Live”…

Mickey D Tweaks Burgers, Raises Prices, Gets Bopped in the Nose, Wine Hopes to Hit it Out of The Park, KFC Nuggets, An Over flowing Half a Glass and More! in this edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County McDonald’s is ready to debut what it’s calling its “best burgers ever”. So does that mean that the burgers we’ve been buying are O.K. but in fact not the best; I’ve always wondered? Well…

A Master Class, Lots of Good Bites, Wine & Music, Bubbling Up with Rack & Riddle, Half a Glass and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County A Masters Class on Matching at Kendall Jackson It was a beautiful sunny weekend between rainy days for this year’s California Artisan Cheese Festival and the tasting team took full advantage of being outdoors….

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