How to Grow a Grapevine

If the Etruscans can do it, so can you. That’s my personal mantra when it comes to tackling bizarre, yet possible, tasks like growing wine grapes in the Sierra Foothills or waking up before the sun. When...

Cabernet Sauvignon Outside the Steak...

Cabernet Sauvignon sometimes gets the short end of the stick. Not when it comes to press, where it’s often heralded as the King of Red Wines thanks to examples from Napa and Bordeaux, but certainly when...

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...

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