Squeeze in some pink wine before the first chill hits

(Photos by Charlene Marcum) I love writing for Edible Sacramento; it is a relevant and beautiful publication.  The theme for the last issue was “hot/cold”, and my interpretation of the theme led me to cover pink wines.   It was a spiffy time visiting restaurants and bars around town and tasting their pink wares:  lambrusco,…

Sonoma County Summer White Wines

We’ve already passed Memorial Day and it’s quite awhile until  Labor Day, so you know what that means, it’s time for your summer white wines.  Here are three examples from the general Sonoma County area that I have recently tried:  two made from grapes out of the Knights Valley area and one from vineyards near…

Yolo & Solano County Wines

Heading out today to the Art and Wine Festival in Winters, CA.  The family-run wineries of Yolo and Solano County, east of Napa, north of the Delta, and West of Sacramento, will be pouring their wines.  Looking forward to this focused study on terroir.  Here is a listing of the participating wineries.  I’ve been a…

Pink Wine: A Red Wine of Another Color

If you take time to tune in to your inner voice, you may find that many of you are seasonal beings.  It’s about this time of year that you start craving strawberries, cherries and begin that yearning for bbqs and watermelon. Whether your cravings are simply a Pavlovian response to the longer, warmer days, or…

HAI DOUZO… SAKE! (Here ya go…Sake)

If I read one more book, article or blog on Japanese sake my head is going to explode.  I didn’t know a thing about sake before agreeing to write this story for Edible Sacramento, but I figured a wine writer can write on rice wine, right (lol–say that phrase 3x fast).  See, I’d had sake…