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What Wine Pairs With Pickled Beets?

What wine pairs with pickled beets? That question came to mind when I fielded a request for a pickled beet recipe.  I’d say a zinfandel, preferably something that can stand up to the acidity...

Lando bottles Lando Wines

Lando Wines

We were greeted by Sam Lando, founder, owner, and winemaker at Lando Wines. These folks only make Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley pinot noirs. Our bliss point! Sam was pouring three pinots:...

Cover Page Garagiste Sonoma 2022 Overview

Garagiste Sonoma 2022 Overview

On April 30, we made the trek to the town of Sonoma for the Garagiste Sonoma 2022.  It had been a few years since we covered this marvelous event.  And we were not disappointed.  Here’s a...

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...