You’re invited to a celebration of life…with wine Vintner Mark Ketcham, Founder of Ketcham Estate in California’s Russian River Valley, lost a long battle with pulmonary disease a few weeks ago. And because of current restrictions on social gatherings, his life was not properly celebrated. And that’s why the winery is hosting a virtual wine […]
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2018 Jordan Chardonnay, Russian River Valley As we started to move into “white wine season” during these difficult times, I knew what wine I needed to open without needing to browse my collection. I’m drinking Jordan Chardonnay and I’m recommending it here, not just for the attributes that give this Russian River Chardonnay its stellar […]
Crocker & Starr 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc When we are feeling isolated and searching for light, creativity and a little humor, Napa’s Crocker & Starr pulled it out of the hat, so to speak, and had their employees create an Easter garden made of wine barrels painted to celebrate the holiday.
2018 Three Sticks Wines Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay, Petaluma Gap, CA The world as we know it has tilted a bit on its side and typical wine tastings, vineyard tours and food experiences are on hold until we are allowed to socialize in the world. For now, wine tasting or simply drinking is a private […]
The easiest Dungeness Crab recipe There is a magic moment, usually in mid-November, when my Australian friend, Leanne Sarasy will call and say, “Come for dinner…we have crab!” Yesterday it was a text and I canceled any plan I had because the first oven roasted Dungeness crab of the season is truly close to a […]
The Wine Country way to do chicken Mark and Allie Ketcham, proprietors of Ketcham Estate Winery in California’s Russian River Valley shared this easy chicken recipe with us. It’s a family recipe, one created by Allie. She was inspired by one of her favorite restaurant dishes, the Chicken Paillard at Bistro Ralph, a beloved Healdsburg […]
This gift giving season has wine country on my mind As I think about holiday gifting for the 2019 season, I am evacuated from my home in Healdsburg and just hoping and praying that all returns to normal soon. And although my intention was to simply give you a list of stocking stuffers and so […]
Why a Sonoma-themed wine salon? For those not familiar with Sonoma County, it is a glorious wine region sandwiched between the Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean. Sounds like a dreamy place, right? It is. But unlike the wine country of Napa, Sonoma County is an expansive, diverse agricultural region with multiple microclimates and micro-cultures. […]
Pinot Noir lovers unite In my recent story on the World of Pinot Noir event held every spring in Santa Barbara, I explained why Pinot Noir events are in a league of their own. It’s about the people. Pinot lovers are passionate people on a quest for knowledge about the grape. Also, they’re a sharing […]