The missing link

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When I first saw that Marcy Gordon had tagged me in her 7 links project, I was a bit trepedatious.  How would I ever live up to this lofty goal?  how would i pick posts that were meaningful, amusing, and that you wanted to read?  Acccck! As you may or may not have noticed, this year my blogging – read full article –

Something in the way you Rhone

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Attracts me like, no other lady! True story.  I am slightly addicted to Rhone wines, particularly Rhone reds.  I’ve been on a Monastrell/Mouvedre/Mataro kick lately, but my first love really is Grenache.  Of the 22 Rhone varietals, these are my go to babies.  Luckily for me, I’ve been having fantastic luck lately at Whole Foods – read full article –

Happy Zinsgiving!

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What’s more American than apple pie you ask?  Well, Zinfandel of course!  Long rumored to be the oldest vitus vinifera varietal cultivated in the US, zin has become America’s Heritage Grape.  More than that, zin really is…California! Ravenswood Winery is one of the oldest zin houses in the area, starting in 1976 when legendary vintner Joel – read full article –

Drinking for a cause!

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It’s that time of the year again!  Yep, Holiday in Carneros is this weekend, when 20 wineries throw thier doors open and celebrate the season with wine and food pairings! Featured wineries this weekend include: Tin Barn Adastra, Anaba Wines Bonneau Wines Ceja Vineyards Cline Cellars Enkidu Wine Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards  Homewood Winery – read full article –

Hopping along

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Ah the lazy days of summer seem long gone this week, as the cold weather settles in.  Warm hazy days made room for crisp, clear winter days.  Somehow, fall managed to escape us this year.  On one of those last balmy weekends, I headed up to Hopland to do a little winetasting.  Hopland is about – read full article –

Bubbles bring me Joy!

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It’s a terrible thing, be able to enjoy sparkling wines whenever I want to.  I personally love bubbles with potato chips, hamburgers, and at the ballpark, but that’s just me.  I’m a firm believe that wine (especailly sparkling wine) is made to celebrate life, and not just life’s special occasions! In celebration of my life – read full article –

No shrinking violet

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I have a love hate relationship with New Zealand wines.  Sometimes I love them, sometimes I hate them.  There really is no in between there for me. Some of the pinots are too earthy and full of dirt and sod.  Some of the sav blancs are enamel stripping gooseberry piss that I can’t swallow. Luckily, – read full article –

Trick…or…Treat!

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It isn’t often that I come across a winery that creates wines that are a screaming value, but also delicious, and also actually cares about farming practices and winery employees.  For that reason, this Halloween treat is one that you should investigate yourselves! I’m happy to say, at a recent dinner, I was able to – read full article –

Rockaway baby on the hilltop, take 2~

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Here we are, several years later, and the Rockaway blogger scandal of past years is – I hope – a distant memory. The fog has come in, fall is rearing it’s ugly head after a teaser week of Indian Summer, and I wanted a big red wine. The 2007 Rodney Strong Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon is from the – read full article –

I'm Hopping along…

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  To Hopland!  I’ve never actually been to Hopland, and while I”ve had some of the wnies that are produced there, next weekend will be the first time I’e been able to spend time focusing on the area.  The 20th Annual Hopland Passport kicks off Saturday, and runs through Sunday, showcasing 16 wineries, as well as – read full article –

It's a local thing…

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So it’s been about a month since I moved to wine country for the weekends.  That’s right, the WineBratSF is now WineBratHBG Thursday through Sunday!  while I spent the vast majority of my time up here on weekends anyway, there is a uniqueness about being a true local, and being able to walk home after – read full article –