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...

Bartavelle–An Exercise on the ...

One of the few places worth hunting (and paying) for parking in Berkeley is Bartavelle, the café/wine bar nestled between Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants and Acme bread. (They’ve got a whopping five parking...

What’s in My Glass? Downton Ab...

Downton Abbey is undoubtedly the best thing to happen to PBS since Sesame Street. First of all, everyone loves rich Brits in period clothing, and imaging their lives with a horde of servants. Secondly, they...

It’s all Greek [Rosé] to Me.

I was just in NYC for a week of true drink-toxing, and guzzled sipped enough rosé to quench the thirst of a small island nation. In fact, the best rosé I found came from an island nation, but surprisingly...

To Detox or Drink-tox?

The answer is always Drink-tox, though a recent wrist injury in Portugal and handfuls of questionable pain medication forced me into an actual detox. Now, I’m back to drinking and it’s about time....

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