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Exploring California’s Top 5 Zinfandel Regions

You can procure Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay from any number of countries. But there is only one country where significant acreage is devoted to Zinfandel: the good ol’ USA. And within the U.S., virtually all of the Zinfandel grapes are

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Posted in Wine in the Glass

Pasta and Zinfandel at the Brett Favre Steakhouse

There may be better restaurants in Green Bay, but as a lifelong Packers fan with only one evening for a meal out, there was only one choice for dinner: Brett Favre’s Steakhouse. As you might imagine, the restaurant is packed

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Posted in Editor's Journal, Our Wine Travel Log

The History of Sangria… and a Sparkling Suggestion

In yesterday’s blog, I told you about breaking my personal 35-year ban on Sangria while having dinner at a tapas bar in Barcelona. Intrepid reporter that I am, at one point during that meal I asked one of our servers,

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Posted in Editor's Journal, Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

BBQ Time: Zinfandel and the Thrill of the Grill

Back when I was the wine columnist for the Sonoma County Independent, an edgy “alt. weekly” newspaper that covered local arts and entertainment, as well as important news stories that the “establishment press” often ignored, I wrote a column about

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Posted in Wine in the Glass
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