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Tasting Room Etiquette, Part 3—The Tasting Room Table Has Turned

In my first two installments on tasting room etiquette, One and Two, I wrote about customer do’s and don’ts. Well, etiquette goes both ways. This post is for tasting room hosts, although anyone can benefit. Take Your Stinkin’ Paws Off … Continue reading

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Coterie Cellars: Where the Wines Are Inspired by the Vineyards

As a contributing writer to WineFoodExplorer.com, I sat down with husband-and-wife team Kyle and Shala Loudon, owners of Coterie Cellars, to talk about the passion and inspiration behind their Rhône and Pinot Noir Varietals. Copyright © Wines & Vines Read … Continue reading

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The Hawk that Led Me to the Crow

There are times in one’s life when wine tasting just has to wait. Take today, for example. I was on my way out the door to attend a wine-tasting event when the phone rang. I let the machine answer to … Continue reading

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Get Your Groove On in Moss Landing

As a contributing writer to WineFoodExplorer, I took a day trip to a place that is close to my hear, where the wildlife is abundant, the food is fantastic and the hospitality is always welcoming. Read more here, Get Your … Continue reading

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2011 Do Ferreiro Albariño Paired with Arroz la Mar

Summer is not quite over yet I have to say that it has been my summer of Albariño. The warm weather in my neck of the woods and my affinity for fish set the stage for pairing this varietal with … Continue reading

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Eco-Friendly Wine Cradle: An Innovative Way To Pair Mushrooms with Wine

For a cat, I’m fairly eco-conscious. I eat sustainable fish, I use cat litter made from corn (a wonderfully multipurpose crop), and I never buy anything that would end up in a landfill, so my carbon footprint is close to … Continue reading

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The Elements that Bind: Biochemists William Wood and Noël Relyea Blend Work, Love and Play, Giving Rise to Fine Wine

William Wood and Noël Relyea, co-owners/co-winemakers of R&W Vineyards on The Elements that Bind: BiochemistMontebello Ridge in Cupertino, California, enjoy the fruits of their labor. R&W produces just 300 cases a year of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Photo courtesy … Continue reading

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