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Saturday, March 25, 2017
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...
RAD Napa

Napa is RAD Again – Thanks to RAD Napa, a Collision of Wine, Train and...

Whilst Sonoma County can’t get its SMART train to budge (the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit initiative remains something of a ghost train having...
Pleiades

How Sean Thackrey’s Pleiades Became Your Favorite Triple Vowell Wine

So, the 24th edition of Sean Thackrey’s Pleiades (label babel: vintage indecipherable unless you read the pithy romance copy; varietal unspecific – it’s a...
Balletto Vineyards

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

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

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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...