Archive for the Tag 'San Francisco'

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Today’s organic wine options are superlative

Tweet Jose and I, with our friends Sue Straight (Wine Wench) and Mindy Joyce (Sugar Fly Marketing), recently tasted 17 imported, organic wines. It’s always insightful, when the wines are from another countries. And this time, most especially, since they were all organic. I’ve been an organic proponent since the 1960s. It just made great […]

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Santa Cruz Mountains Terroir from Expert Dr. Mark Greenspan ~ Part 1

It doesn’t get much better than sitting with someone trained in terroir and viticulture, and Dr. Mark Greenspan, of Advanced Viticulture, is as good as it gets.

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Steve Heimoff has left the building to explore the world of wine

This new position for Steve couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person… And, congratulations to KJ for recognizing that his talent will enrich all of their story lines. They simply made him that once-in-a-lifetime offer that he couldn’t refuse.

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Taking a spin to Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County from Wilfred Wong

Tweet Wilfred Wong, a respected wine judge and BevMo!‘s Cellar Master, is a highly regarded colleague. His opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy! Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their promotional use, only. Wilfred’s image comes from his BevMo! wine blog page. If you’d like to […]

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Debbie Shu, my favorite restaurateur

Tweet What makes a great one? People like Debbie Shu, my favorite restaurateur, is an example of why we adore the chefs whose foods deliver both sustenance and comfort. Add a great wine list to the restaurant’s mix and there’s nowhere else to go, when sustenance and comfort are what we crave outside of our […]

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Wine Writer Sue Straight

Tweet [Image of Sue Straight from San Francisco Chronicle wine judge Website.] Most of us know her as a wine writer, wine judge, a singer in her funky, down home bands, and a friend. But, when I first met Sue (over 20 years ago), she was working at Lambert Bridge Winery, with consumers on their […]

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Le Dix de Los Vascos 2009 MS en Bouteille au Domaine + Carménère

I got lucky with this spicy one. The dark fruit was rich and inviting; the nose spoke of black berries and red fruit. The palate delivered everything that the nose and visuals led me to believe. The finish was long and lingering, like my memories. If you like Cabs, this one will satisfy you greatly.

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Wilfred Wong joins Wine-Blog with his Friday ” Wilfred’s Weekend Wines”

Tweet [Image borrowed from the San Francisco Chronicle Website. Image by Lea Suzuki.] A great idea turned into a reality ~ Wilfred’s Weekend Wines It all began with a conversation started last past Saturday, from an epiphany that I had while reading my Facebook page. There was Wilfred Wong posting wines that he had tasted […]

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Wine Writer Wilfred Wong

Tweet [Image borrowed from the San Francisco Chronicle Website. Image by Lea Suzuki.] Wilfred Wong is one of our most prolific wine people in the SF Bay Area. I’ve long respected him, because he’s so knowledgeable and highly regarded by all of us who know him. Have a  party, invite Wilfred, and many more people […]

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Winemakers worst handicap and those who detest it

Tweet Ah… Winemakers Being a champion of the underdog has always been a calling. It stems from being one myself, and it was Life Lesson # 2. Life Lesson # 1 comes at the age of two, when we don’t get our own way. We can either get over it and learn that that behavior […]