Port 101

Here are portions from an upcoming article I have written for Edible Sacramento.  Look for Port 101: An Everyday Primer in the Winter 2013 edition online and at local distribution points in February. During the months of the year when the Valley fog chills you to your very core, it is not uncommon to hark…

Upcoming Classes

Class–Happy Hour:  Holiday Wines  with Susan Brown, CSW     Date–Friday, November 15, 6:00-7:15pm    Location–Sacramento Natural Food Co-op Learning Center     Wine expert Susan Brown leads a guided tasting of some of her favorite wines for the holidays.  From Pinot to Sparkling, she takes on that classic conundrum:   How do I choose…

Wine and Literature Sample Policy

Wine Samples  Wine reviews/mentions are provided on a regular basis by Susan Brown, CSW.  On occasion, guest reviewers conduct tastings and submit their comments.  Reviews are seen by visitors to this website; they are also shared to Facebook at Susan Brown Uncorked and Twitter followers @susanbrownsac. All samples are tasted and reviewed or mentioned, often with accompanying photos.  Palate’s are personal, and…

Sparkling Wine Cocktails and a TV Gig

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are the perfect opportunities to enjoy a sparkling wine cocktail.  To that end, I was asked to join News 10 in Sacramento on Sunday morning for a spot on these tasty concoctions.  Tune in during the 8:00am hour where I'll share 3 recipes using Prosecco, and 1 using…

Brandy-A Holiday Classic

                        There are so many wines to enjoy during the holidays.  Gorgeous bottle, after gorgeous bottle of red and sparkling present themselves and we often forget about some historical wine treats that have been around for generations:  distilled and fortified wines.  If you lack some real-life experience in this area, brandy may be your perfect foray into this genre.…