Archive for the Tag 'Mendocino County'

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BARRA of Mendocino is offering a wonderful way to honor your mom in wine country this Sunday

Tweet I got an Email and thought, “BARRA of Mendocino is offering a wonderful way to honor moms, with a Mother’s Day brunch?” … How lovely is that, and I wish I still had my mother, so I could honor her. Instead, I still remember her last words to me. She had been looking up […]

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Mr. “Slow Foods San Francisco” brings an Italian twist to Mendocino County’s Wine & Mushroom Festival

Tweet Who doesn’t love a food and wine event that’s off the beaten path? How about the Wine & Mushroom Festival of Mendocino County? For me, too, I love knowing what the members of PS I Love You are up to. They take Petite Sirah over the top and breathe new breath to this heartiest […]

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31st Annual Riverside International Wine Competition with a Twist

Tweet It’s been a while since I’ve touted the virtues of a wine competition; not because it’s not been worth it, but because there’s not been anything new under the sun, in my thinking. I believe in them, regardless of the fact that it involves so many palates and a collective opinion is formed. Having […]

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Petite Tasting ~ With the Big Boys

Tweet When I ask the members of PS I Love You for anything… I mean anything (including Petite Sirah Shoes, explanation coming in the near future)… they respond in huge ways. In such a huge way, actually, that the tasting I wanted to do in one sitting needed to be broken up into two parts. […]

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A Petite Tasting That Was Huge, Of Course

Tweet When I ask the members of PS I Love You for anything… I mean anything… they respond in huge ways. In such a huge way, actually, that the tasting I wanted to do in one sitting needed to be broken up into two parts. In my right mind, I couldn’t open up all 30 […]

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We Scored the Scores ~ Petite Sirah With Alacia Van’s Music ~ Part 2

Tweet Continuing with yesterday, where I set the stage for this Petite Sirah tasting paired with Jazz music… For me, Alacia Van’s music seemed to match Petite Sirah pretty well… Jazzy, bluesy, not what one would traditionally be expecting in today’s world of new music… even by Jazz standards. But, that’s what it was… The […]

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We Scored the Scores ~ Petite Sirah With Alacia Van’s Music ~ Part 1

Tweet [Photos in this blog posting were taken by Jose Diaz of Josephotos.com. Left to right around the table: Jo Diaz, Steve Heimoff, winemaker for Quixote Matt Reid, Ken Payton, Clark Smith, Laura Ness, Dan Berger.] Every now and then, I get some kookie epiphany and then just act on it. I wrote about Scoring […]