Monthly Archives: September 2016

A Toast to a Broadcasting Legend: Vin Scully

I have loved wine most of my adult life, but I have loved baseball for as long as I can remember. I played youth baseball from the time I was 8, and was named to the Harbor Area Baseball All-Star

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20 Things to Eat With (Red) Zinfandel

Why do we love Zinfandel? Let us count the ways… Following are 20 dishes we can think of off the top of our head that can be excellent pairing partners for (red) Zinfandel — like the wines included in this

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

A Little Taste of Vienna in Mammoth Lakes

In early August, Michelle and I met up with a couple of friends at a wonderful restaurant in San Diego, Calif., called 100 Wines. Only on that night, a better name would have been 99 Wines, because the one wine

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Posted in Editor's Journal, Our Wine Travel Log

Wine Tasting Is Coming to Town of Mojave

We were on the way to Bishop in California’s beautiful Eastern Sierras for the 25th annual Millpond Music Festival, and didn’t want to make the drive from Orange County all in the same day. So we headed out after work

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One More Reason to Love Lambrusco

So, remember last week’s blog about Lambrusco? There’s something I forgot to tell you. On average, Lambrusco has between 20 and 25 percent fewer calories than other wines you’re probably drinking on a regular basis. According to the website Fat

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Some Additional Thoughts About Pairing Wine With Pizza

I don’t always agree with wine critics, particularly some of the better known ones. I guess it bothers me that a small handful of individuals can have so much influence over an entire industry. There’s no doubt in my mind,

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Pizza Time… and Time to Give Lambrusco Another Chance

For a country that makes so much wine, why do some of Italy’s vinous products get such a bad rap? Perhaps the answer can be found in the question. Maybe the sheer number of wine types produced virtually guarantees that

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Food-and-Wine Pairing Made Easy: 4 Tips

When matching wine with food, flavors are important. That’s fairly obvious. In fact, we talk all the time about matching wine with the dominant flavor of any given dish. For instance, a filet mignon calls for a different wine (I’d

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Red Wines at the ‘Right’ Temperature for Fall

With fall approaching, many of us will be drinking more red wine more often. After a summer of imbibing mostly well-chilled whites, the ol’ palate is ready for some soul-warming reds — wines that will go with the more hearty

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How to Stock Your Home Wine Cellar (or Rack)

When you’re first “getting into” wine, learning about all the different varieties and growing regions and aging regimens and customs can be a daunting experience. At the very beginning of what, for many, becomes a life-long journey, all that most

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Posted in Wine Buzz
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