Monthly Archives: April 2012

Piccetti Zin and a Pick’s Burger

Where highways 101 and 128 meet in northern Sonoma County, you’ll find the town of Cloverdale—population: 8,618. Cloverdale is part of the Alexander Valley, home of Pick’s Drive-In and its red relish-topped hamburgers…the historic Gould-Shaw Hou…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

Does the Shape of the Glass Really Matter?

As we noted in a recent blog, “The Shape of Thing to Come,” some Champagne houses are now recommending that their sparkling wines be served not in traditional flutes, but rather in white-wine glasses. That’s the word from glass-maker Georg Riedel,…

Posted in Wine in the Glass, Wine Tips

To Kalon Tunes

Each summer, Robert Mondavi Winery, one of the iconic estates in California’s Napa Valley, hosts a Summer Concert Series on the edge of the famed To Kalon Vineyard. Guests are invited to bring a picnic or enjoy a sit-down dinner prepared by Mondav…

Posted in Wine Buzz

Birthday Wishes…for Moi!

Today is my birthday. Exactly which birthday is none of your business. (Oops, did that sound harsh? Sorry…let me rephrase: Exactly which birthday is a closely guarded secret.) Feel free to sing the “Happy Birthday” song while you read this blog….

Posted in Editor's Journal
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