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A wine to watch for

September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

Had a glass of Four Thirteen 2007 from Berkley’s A Donkey and Goat Winery last night. Loved the flavor – you can taste the different aspects of the blend. I say try it if you can. Check out the story and tasting notes too – good stuff.

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Sipping Scotch

August 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

I didn’t even know what scotch was, really, until our trip to Ireland last fall. At the Jameson distillery, they give you an anonymous scotch to taste next to the Jameson. In general, I don’t like smokey things, but even I could tell it was some over-smoked cheap swill, given purely for effect. They also […]

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Slam-dunk pairings: Wine and cheese seminar

August 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I love cheese to the point of obsession. I dream about cheese. I read newletters about cheese. I work in cheese. However, I know almost nothing about wine. In the last three years (since moving to San Francisco), I have learned the basic broad strokes of wine: Merlot is red and big and chocolatey, Pinot […]

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Urban BBQ

August 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

I love backyard BBQs–to me they are the ultimate party. They are relaxing, usually outside, have great food, cold beer aplenty, and music that isn’t too loud. So I was pretty excited for the Saturday night Urban BBQ that was part of the SF Chefs. Food. Wine. festival. While it only included one out of […]

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5 tastes from SF CFW Opening Party

August 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I walked into the opening party tent at SF Chef. Food. Wine. and thought wow I don’t usually go to these kind of parties. For the first thing they usually are pretty pricey (and this one was too – disclosure – Jasmine and I got media passes to all the SF CFW events we are […]

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