By Dan Berger Newcomers to wine prefer simpler flavors and usually aren’t interested in matters of distinctiveness. That comes later in their appreciation of finer wines. Bigger and simpler may seem better to younger, newer wine consumers. As t… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you … Continue reading “Food Lies”
Volume XXIII – Issue 2
The PCK for the CSA
If you are considering putting together a PCK for your next CSA experience, the following is intended for use as a vague guideline only. That is because it is possible to go completely overboard and do this so extensively that you will be carrying… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – … Continue reading “The PCK for the CSA”
An Awful Breakfast
At a New York coffee shop (the definitive example of faux everything), about five years ago I ordered a “cheddar cheese omelet.” Before letting the waiter slip my order into that wobbly, grease-coated stainless steel circular ring, I asked if the che… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may … Continue reading “An Awful Breakfast”
A Sad Note
Davis Bynum, one of Sonoma County’s most progressive wine pioneers and a true visionary who led the Pinot Noir revolution of the county has died just short of his 93rd birthday. Bynum, who actually got his start in the wine business in the Napa Va… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back … Continue reading “A Sad Note”
Exceptional 2014 Frank Family Zinfandel, Napa Valley ($34): A faint mint character enhances the striking aroma of raspberry and fresh loganberries. Aging in oak barrels gave it a nut/spice note. This is simply a superb wine to serve with assertive… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”
Wine of the Week
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Bargain of the Week
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Some Grocery Outlet stores are closing out 2016 Midsummer Cellars Rosé, California, a sensational pink wine made mostly from Grenache with a dash of Viognier by excellent wine maker Rollie Heitz (son of the late Joe Heitz of Heitz Cellar) and his wif… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you … Continue reading “Bargain Note”