James Hall, Anne Moses, Heather Patz, and Donald Patz Patz and Hall 2017 Sonoma Coast

Patz and Hall 2017 Sonoma Coast

We drank this for Thanksgiving.  The Patz and Hall 2017 Sonoma Coast pinot noir ($48) is excellent.  We’re usually reluctant to recommend a blend from an AVA.  But Sonoma Coast is home to some of our favorites.  After tasting this wine, we rate it a bargain. The wine opens with aromas of red cherries, licorice, and rose petals.  On the palate the wine is lighter than...

Chipotle Kung Pao Chicken

I developed this fusion recipe quite a few years ago.  Lots of work, but worth it.  You will need actual chipotles, not just chipotles in adobo.  Enjoy my chipotle kung pao chicken!

New Mexico green chiles New Mexico green chile stew

New Mexico Green Chile Stew

Yeah, off-topic.  This is one of my favorite all-time recipes.  Once upon a time it was hard to find genuine New Mexico green chiles.  Today you can find them canned, occasionally frozen.  This works...

Wine and Cheese Pairings

Wine and Cheese Pairings

Draeger’s is a popular, but small, chain of supermarkets on the San Francisco peninsula.  They recently sent out a guide to wine and cheese pairings.  We understand that there are large...

Siduri chardonnay 2019

Siduri Chardonnay 2019

Yes, you read that correctly.  Siduri has released a chardonnay.  Grapes are from Willamette Valley.  It’s pretty good and, as we expect from these folks, interesting. White flowers, orange blossom...

Oklahoma wine buying guide

Oklahoma Wine Buying Guide

Thanks to Oklahoma City channel 9 (CBS affiliate) for this handy Oklahoma wine buying guide. We advise treating this as an example that can be easily applied to other areas.  And to think — our...

Sandy Boynton wine label something every wine lover can use

Something Every Wine Lover Can Use

We all have bottles of wine that are not quite up to our standards, but still quaffable. Cartoonist Sandy Boynton (@SandyBoynton) has created something every wine lover can use.  Download the image...