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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Why Balletto Vineyards Pinot Noir is the Best Friend You Wish...

The Balletto Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, is an old friend who drops in out of the blue, regales the table with...
Kendall-Jackson

From Kendall-Jackson with Love (and So Much Food and Wine)

As the editor of a wine blog, my inbox runneth over with Valentine-themed wine pitches. It's like celebrating V-Day in my grammar school, when...
Wine in a Can

Wine in a Can: And So it Begins (again), from Backpack to Book Club

Wine in a can. Remember a decade ago when the big debate was cork versus cap? Simpler times, my friends. Now, we’re entering a...
Mr. Beast

I’ll Never Be Your Mr. Beast of Burden: Portrait of a Zinfandel

Go to a fancy restaurant. Order the chocolate torte. Mash the customary raspberry garnish into the torte with your fork. Acquire an old specimen...
A Toast to our Favorite Artists Who Died in 2016

A Toast to our Favorite Artists Who Died in 2016

The roster of our beloved artists who died in 2016 seems almost as long as this interminable year has felt long. Even though the...