It’s a dry dry summer

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Happy August!  Yesterday, I woke up to a sun soaked downtown San Francisco view, and today the fog is blowing in like a mist off Captain Jack Sparrow’s Black Pearl, scourge of the seven seas.  Ah that is the life of a Bay Area wine drinker. These week, I’m pleased to remind my readers of […]

Sparkling Stars on a budget

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It’s that time of the month again!  Time for Wine Blogging Wednesday, when a particular theme is used to inspire bloggers to post on a single subject all over the blogging world. This month, in honor of Valentine’s Day (hurl), Tim Elliot of WineCast asks us to think about sparkling wines on a budget.  In […]

The spark within – WBW 73

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Ahh, Wine Blogging Wednesday.  Once upon a time, WBW was a monthly spark for wine bloggers to collective think about a particular topic, and form the gestalt of the blog. The sum of the many is the one. Sadly, WBW all but disappeared over the past few years.  Formed in 2004, WBW is having a resurgence thanks to […]

I've been Vintaed!

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Remember Wine Blogging Wednesday? The one day a month where we all gathered our collective consciousness and blogged about the same topic?  Well the same theme anyway.  Well it’s BACK!  And I’m pleased to be participating because it’s a really great way to give me a shove in the right direction in my blogging efforts.  With […]

Inspirational inspiration – WBW #57

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Oh my!  Are we here again?  Wine Blogging Wednesday already?  Oh my.  Hard to believe that a year has gone by since Robert Mondavi passed away, and a great icon – however controversial – was lost.  This month, Jeff LeFevre, of Good Grape, has asked us to find our own California Inspiration. What is my […]

Wine! It’s what’s for breakfast!

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This month, for Wine Blogging Wednesday,   El Jefe, of Twisted Oak Winery and El Bloggo Torcido asked us to to tell him what wines we’d eat with breakfast.  OK, so more specifically, breakfast foods.  The difficult part was he ix-nayed the use of anything sweet or bubbly, the traditionally breakfast or brunch pairing. My favorite […]