My Favorite Kind of Evening

If you have littles, you know how hard it can be to make plans ahead of time.   The best laid plans are easily derailed by a runny nose or a meltdown brought on by a missed nap.  My good friends understand this, so we are all fans of the last-minute plans.  One example, that is quickly […]

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An Elegant Surprise- Gary Farrell Sauvignon Blanc

I have to admit.  I was very excited when I received this 2010 Gary Farrell Sauvignon Blanc from Redwood Ranch in Sonoma County($25)*.   I have heard great things about their wine, in general, and I am a sucker for a good Sauvignon Blanc.  I have been looking forward to opening it and this is the first weekend […]

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Playing Catch Up

So, I have a back log of wine pairings/tastings/reviews from recent weeks and rather than inundate with several posts, I am consolidating. Short and sweet. Then I can finally move on to the Lamoreaux Landing winery review from two weeks ago. Here we go- Date Night dinner-Chicken Parmesan with ZD Rosa Lee Barbera(25). This is […]

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Gobble, Gobble, Gewurztraminer

Turkey Day is almost upon us!  I think you could go in several directions for pairing your gobbler and your goblet, but one particular favorite is a dry Gewurztraminer.  Gundlach Bundschu has a FABULOUS one.  Here is the description in Wine Enthusiast: “A very nice example of a dry Gewurtz. Name an exotic spice, and you’ll find it […]

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Monday Wines- Sprechen Sie Riesling?

October is a great time to celebrate all things German, so this edition of “Monday Wines” is dedicated to Riesling.  Too often, it gets poo-pooed for being too sweet, but, if that is your reaction, you have probably not given it a fair shake.  I prefer Kabinett Trocken, in general, but sometimes a little sweetness is just […]

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