What’s in My Glass? Sangiovese...

I recently took part in  a food-pairing themed tasting at Vino Noceto, a small winery in my new home of Amador County, California. The team here paried six of their winves with delicious bites from a local...

Slow Days in the Cellar

“Wine Cellar” is a word loaded with connotation. Instantly, images of dank, moldy cellars hiding centuries old bottles leap to mind. In the next second, they’re contrasted by the swanky,...

Dare to Pair: Pringles

Once you Pop, the Fun Don’t Stop.” Or so Kelloggs said on millions of Pringles commercials over the past decade. I’m here to tell you, the fun either doesn’t stop, or it stops...

What’s in My Glass? Counoise.

Chances are, if you go into your local wine store or bar and ask for Counoise, the salesperson or bartender will look at you like you’re crazy. If you stumble upon this French grape anywhere, however, go...

What’s in My Glass? Frascati.

In one of my favorite wine books, The Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert, the author describes wine as a “grocery, not a luxury.”  I’ve taken that advice to heart, but the sad...

What’s in My Glass? Single-Ser...

I’m a sucker for pocket-sized wine. Or any-sized wine that’s easy to carry (and open) in parks, at concerts, or sporting events where bottles draw too much attention are generally off-limits. It...

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