Archive for the Tag 'San Francisco Chronicle'

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Wine industry direct to consumer wine coach Sue Straight

[Image of Sue Straight from San Francisco Chronicle wine judge Website.] Wine veteran, and wine industry direct to consumer wine coach, Sue Straight has launched her own business. Denise Gill, director of sales and hospitality at Ancient Oak Cellars and long-time friend to Straight has stated, “Using her vast wine knowledge and a focused palate, […]

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Top Chardonnays for Ultra Special Events from Wilfred Wong

With hundreds of brands in the marketplace and everyone writing about the next great wine, the old guys get passed over like stale white bread on a fishing pier; the only interested folks are birds searching for food. Here are three known entities that are consistent and pretty fine.

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Three San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition wine picks from Wilfred Wong

Wilfred Wong is the popular and affable Cellar Master at BevMo! His palate is highly regarded; 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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Blessing of the Harvest in Russian River Valley at River Road Family Vineyards And Winery

A dream realized… In the past, I’ve written about the blessing of the harvest by my friend and winery owner of Field Stone Winery, the Reverend John Staten. I’ve attended his blessed celebrations and feel/understand the importance of them. Interestingly, Jose was called upon to deliver a part of John’s program. It was so lovely […]

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All Hail the Grape Goddess ~ Catherine Fallis ~ Wine Writer

I’ve personally marveled at those people who become Master Sommeliers, because they not only have to be able to identify vitis from all over the world, but they’ve also got to know the spirits world really well, too… And cigars… (Sorry, tobacco was my father’s death, so I can’t even go there). Their knowledge is […]

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Wine Writers of Merit

On this blog, I’ve been writing and interviewing wine writers since August 3, 2007. I began with Steve Heimoff, because I really wanted to know more about the man behind the pen. This was long before he had started blogging, too. We had had a few conversations on the phone, and I was a huge […]