Archive for the Tag 'Wine and food matching'

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Returning From a Hiatus ~ The Wines that Awaited, while some were just handy to enjoy

This hasn’t a respite hiatus, not by any stretch of the imagination. It’s been moving from and then to a new home and new offices “time out.” It’s been 19 years since we’ve moved. I still can’t believe how much stuff (nice word for it) that we accumulated in life. Just the garage was a […]

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Astrological Signs With Astrological Wines

Astrological Signs With Astrological Wines, for some of us, the truths are self evident and tons of fun…  For the lunar eclipse tomorrow, here’s what I have to offer… I was born on a lunar eclipse. According to the astrology that I studied (as a side interest) for 10 years, people born on a lunar […]

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Wine? Get over it with wine writer Jonathon Alsop

A long time friend and wine associate, Jonathon Alsop is also is the owner of the Boston Wine School. In the early years of my wine blogging (2006), this was one of my first focused blog posts, being duly fed up with wine’s pomposity. I wrote, Everyone Has a Palate. Wine doesn’t deserve the elitist hype […]

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Petite Sirah Winemakers: Why is Petite Sirah Important

Petite Sirah winemakers know firsthand why PS is a winemakers wine. I know that, too, as the founding director of PS I Love You. But most wine writers still don’t understand. So, I asked some winemakers that I know, “Why do you make Petite Sirah?” They tell great aspects of this story. Larry Schaffer, tercero […]

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How to get a wine writer’s attention via Email ~ Josh Wine Cellars

I decided to begin the blog in preparation for the future: And, as always, I went looking for the Web address, to create the link. I was immediately sucked in:

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I’m worth $3,718 ~ Good to know that Wine-blog has done something good for me

It’s good to know that Wine-blog has given me some worth. Cellarer.com has all the info on Wine-blog… According to their research. Cellarer: The most popular wine sites: Here is a directory of websites and blogs about wine. The table only shows the top 100 sites out of a list of 500. This exhibits the […]

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Wine Writer Wilfred Wong

[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 will […]

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Chilean Sauvignon Blanc and Oysters

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc and Oysters are a natural wine pairing, I hear. I don’t know, because I’m allergic to shell fish, so I’ll depend on you folks to tell me how fabulous the flavors are. Go ahead… wax poetic in the comments. I can say, with all certainty, that Chilean Sauvignon Blanc pairs really well […]

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Monique Soltani ~ Media and Videographer of Wine Country

A few years ago, a wine writer of great fame was coming into my area to participate in a book signing and story telling from the publishing of his latest tome. His publisher hadn’t even given him a stipend for his travels and time, which is a very common practice, I’ve learned. I recently had […]

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VIDEO WINEMAKER SERIES: The 21 Flavors of David Coffaro Wines in Dry Creek Valley

David Coffaro and I had recently met when I asked him to be a presenter at the 10th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium, hosted by Concannon Vineyard. I found that I really like David. He’s honest, down to earth, and a man of great passion. I asked if we could come to his winery to film […]