Crushing it in Dogpatch

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Oh no you say!  Not another “do it yourself” urban winery!  Ok, I’d have to agree – that was my first reaction when I got the press release about Dogpatch Wine Works.  Since Crushpad abandoned their urban winery projects and effectively dumped its consumer based wine program after its move to Napa (and subsequent move – read full article –

Oh those Fetzer boys!

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  Yep, the pioneering family of the Sonoma Coast is at it again, this time with Masut Winery & Vineyards.  Ben & Jake Fetzer grew up on the vineyard, amongst the vines of Mendocino County.  After the family winery was sold in 1992, their father Bobby bought a new property in Redwood Valley and started – read full article –

Why RSS feeds are my FrienEmy

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I”m a blogger.  I blog.  That means I read blogs.  Hundreds of them.  It’s impossible for me to keep up every day, but when I find a few spare minutes, I can be found on Google Reader or on my smartphone, iPad or other device that lets me read RSS feeds catching up on the – read full article –

Pop! Goes the world…

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Sadly, Lucien’s twin brother decided to have a party by him self while I was on vacation, and popped his cork without anyone around – thus soaking my futon with tasty Cremant.  However, his pink colored bro Luke, is here and quite tasty! The Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rose, from Alsace, is a fantastic – read full article –

Drinking for Charity!

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How would you like to drink some tasty wine, and donate to charity at the same time?  Well you can!  It’s true, there IS such thing as charitable drinking.  There are several wine projects out there that in part, or in full, donate proceeds to various charities.  In this case, Charity Case Wines were developed – read full article –

Lazy Hazy Pinot Days of Summer

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Ok so Summer isn’t accurate around these parts.  It’s foggy, it’s wet, it’s miserable.  BUT, this is pinot weather!  Truth be told, EVERYthing is pinot weather to me, but well… Lucky for me, next week marks the 7th Annual San Francisco Pinot Days celebration, where over 200 winemakers will represent every American pinot noir producing – read full article –

A Whole lot of great wine!

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It’s that time of year!  well almostl.  Here, it’s been chilly and rainy.  Not that San Francisco summer fog rain, but RAIN rain.  Such a bummer.  I think finally, however the sun has come out!  Morning fog is the norm in July, but I’ll take it – the sun usually peeps out around 11am or – read full article –

Gris, Grigio, Good Grief!

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So Summer hasn’t quite arrived here in San Francisco, but I decided that I needed a little white wine.  I know I know, you’re thinking “Bratty!  What have you done!”  Those of you who have followed my antics over the years probably realize that I have an abnormal appreciation (er obsession with all things pinot – read full article –