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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...

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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Fathers and Daughters Cellars

Fathers and Daughters Cellars’ The Dance a Fine Summer Sipper

I’m not a white wine gal, but it was 106 degrees so the wine had to be cold, which precluded anything red. This beautiful...
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Don Sebastiani & Sons Goes Hard on Chardonnay

Don Sebastiani & Sons, the Sonoma-based, perhaps last family-owned wine biz to boast the formidable fourth-generation winemaking namesake, introduced its 2015 Don & Sons “Watmaugh...
Taste of the World

SoCal Chefs Gear Up For Taste of the World 2017 Sunday, May 21 at...

Food Competition, Celeb Appearances, Mixologists, and Travel Giveaways, and More On May 21, to celebrate food, wine and culture inspired by international travel, food and...