Bacon is BACK! A day late, a strip short.

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Yes I know, I started Bacon Fridays, and then promptly dropped it when my time was not my own.  I am BACK!  BACON is back! One night this week, I got home and was mildly irritated at myself to discover that i really had no food in the house.  Fortunately for myself, I had a – read full article –

Hospitali-teed off!

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This weekend, I was fortunate enough to find myself in Napa, celebrating Lisa’s(@winedivergirl) housewarming.  Since I was staying the night, we had planned to go wine tasting the next day with our friend Brian from The Roger Smith Hotel (@bsimi), who was visiting from New York. When we got going on the rainy winter Sunday, – read full article –

Open that Bottle already!

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Have you ever wanted an excuse to open a special bottle of wine you have been holding on to, but just can’t quite bring yourself to crack?  Now is your chance! Saturday, February 28th, marks the annual Open That Bottle Night celebration, an event started by that wine writing couple from the Wall Street Journal – read full article –

Jumping frogs, Twisted wines, and Sneaky Syrah

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Who needs romantic candlelit dinners?  Who needs chocolate and sweet nothings?  Not me.  I had a much better Valentine’s Day weekend, spend slurping the good stuff in one of the hottest new wine regions of California, Calaveras County. My first visits to this area were whizzing by Douglas Flat on the way to go skiing – read full article –

P.S., I love you!

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What a busy wine week this is!  It’s a rough life but someone has to live it.  This Friday, the Petite Sirah lovers organization, P.S. I Love You, presents Dark & Delicious. Dark & Delicious is a great opportunity for Petite Sirah lovers to taste over 30 wineries offerings, from many different wine regions.  To – read full article –

G’day mate! Drink for a cause.

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Wow it’s been a wet weekend.  Fortunately we have been catching up on our drought ravaged region’s rain consumption, but Australia has not been as lucky.  If you haven’t heard, there are over 13 separate out of control wild fires (called bushfires in Oz) burning as we speak.  With Victoria being one of the most – read full article –

Around the World in 80 sips!

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Can you really go around the world in only 80 sips of wine?  My friends at Bottlenotes think so and I’m going to try to find out! Around the World in 80 Sips is inspired by Bottlenotes’ mastermind Alyssa Rapp’s tasting guide of the same name. On Thursday, February 19, the first companion tasting event – read full article –

Pinot Pinot Pinot!

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Yes it’s true.  It’s another post about Pinot Noir.  What can I say?  I love it!  Recently, I was invited to participate in a tasting selection committee for an upcoming Twitter Taste Live.  The illustrious Wine Spies, and the luxury wine company Wilson Daniels were our hosts, as we tasted our way through 6 premium – read full article –

Free the Grapes! The New Zealand grapes!

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Sunday, February 8th, is Waitangi Day Tasting at South Food & Wine Bar in San Francisco. Since February 6th is the anniversary of the treaty of Waitangi, where the Maoris and the Brits agreed to British rule and create “New” Zealand.  Why it’s a British colony is slightly amusing, since “Zeeland” is Dutch for lands – read full article –