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Wine tanker Wine for the Road

Wine For the Road

The Darwin Awards are awarded to people who have died because they made an incredibly stupid mistake.   They have essentially removed themselves from the gene pool, giving evolution a big assist...

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...

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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!