Woody’s Whine

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…

Bubbles and Bubbles and Bubbles 2019

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma There’s an old saying in Champagne: ‘A magnum is the perfect size for two people, especially when one of them isn’t drinking.’ In the wine world, it’s widely accepted that wine ages differently in magnum…

A Fowl Report – “Now That’s a Piece of Chicken”

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County If you were living in a cave on the top of a mountain you might have missed the dust up late this past summer when fast food restaurant Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen busted into the…

My Evening with Two Notable and Opinionated Sonoma Wine Legends

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County It was my good fortune to have recently attended a forum that featured five great Sonoma County winemaking pioneers and it was also my pleasure to have had a few moments with two of…

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