Woody’s Whine

How Is Your Wine Store Laid Out? New Wendy’s Chicken Sandwich, Lord Snort Celebrates a Fourth Birthday, Pretzel Rolls, Irish Butter and More!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Greetings to everyone and hope you had a fine although probably limited Thanksgiving celebration. We are in the midst of beautiful fall weather in Sonoma with temperatures in the mid-60s and a bright, warm…

Of Hot Dogs, The Challenge to Restaurants, Best Sandwiches Some Time in Napa and Wine Smoke

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Hope you all are hungry as a good portion of this month’s whine is centered on food assuming you call a Costco hotdog food. I’ll share what I’ve learned regards the challenges to the…

Smoke Gets in Your….Vines

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County It pains me to tell you that as of this writing in the first days of October, fires are raging across Napa and in portions of Sonoma County. Our area was threatened earlier in…

Notes Regarding a Cheese Exchange, A Wine Tasting and Hand Sanitizer: You’ll Get It

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County A Cheesy Exchange  It took some time searching for local grocery and wine sources after our move, places where I could buy for wholesale or at least somewhat less than standard grocery prices. We…

What Started Out Big is Better Small

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County So with all the big wine tasting events around here canceled due to the Covid thing I’ve been working to doing a more food centric feature article for the Whine. I see the Shake…

So What To Do When a PR Lady Offers to Send Three Bottles of Wine?

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County So I get an email from a woman with a public relations and marketing firm on the East Coast that represents a number of fairly big time wineries asking me if I would entertain…

Our Last Winemaker

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Wine maker David Cohen and his wife Priscilla produce award-winning, limited production Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel handcrafted from the grapes of Sonoma and Napa, the Russian River and the Dry Creek Valley…

Tasting Out of Town Wine in Town and Bad Biscuits

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma It was our pleasure to have toured down the Oregon’s Willamette Valley some eight years ago where we enjoyed the casualness of the area and found the wines to be very good so I was…

You May be Jarred by My Tomato Sauce Review

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County I realize this statement may cause shock and turned up noses when I suggest that I often use a jared tomato sauce when a recipe only calls for a cup or two as a…

Wine, Wine Everywhere – But Not So Great Chicken Sandwich News

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Yes I know the title says there’s too much wine and the picture is McDonald’s Chicken Sandwiches but… I’ve had “boots on the ground in Knoxville TN where they were testing the new sandwiches…

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