Archive for the Tag 'Sonoma Valley'

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News from Aratas Wine of Napa Valley ~ It speaks to our collective sadness

We’re all suffering in Napa and Sonoma valleys… There are a myriad of reasons; from absorbing toxic ash from “some other place” this time, to having been evacuated and praying for about a week to learn if your home is still standing, to getting home and having some damage, to getting back to an empty […]

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Yeah… Wine’s high rent district

I love my friends. They send me Emails that they think I should read, which of course will elicit an opinion. My friend Paul Moe in Florida just sent a link to me from Smirky Chimp saying, “They’re all ‘wine barons!’” I wrote back, after reading the story entitled, Sour Grapes in ‘Wine Country’—Intense Challenges […]

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Pairing Cheese With Wine ~ A Lesson From a Pro at Charles Creek Winery ~ Part 1

  Valley of the Moon It was a perfect Sonoma Valley of the Moon evening, as Bill and Gerry Brinton’s guests arrived. Jose and I were in the group… Everyone was eager to learn more about this important segment of food and wine, that was going be delivered in perfect union by cheese expert Laura […]

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Charles Creek Winery Offers a Unique Lesson in Wine and Cheese

Valley of the Moon It was a perfect Sonoma Valley of the Moon evening, as Bill and Gerry Brinton’s guests arrived. Jose and I were in the group last night… Everyone was eager to learn more about this important segment of food and wine, that was going be delivered in perfect union by cheese expert […]