Wine Pairings for the Apocalypse….I Share a Fun Read.

One of the things I love about blogging is sharing some of my discoveries with you faithful readers.  This little ditty is a nice break from the norm….xoSB The world has ended, or just about. Now, what wine do you drink with broiled rats and steamed slug? By Sarah Miller Adam FosterThat doesn’t look like a…

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Thanksgiving Wine—What Will You Have With Your Feast

I am thankful for wine.  I am thankful that this elixir of grape is fascinating to me, that it has provided me countless hours of intellectual and culinary pursuit over the years.  The study of wine is multidisciplinary; in its simplest form it is biology, chemistry, geology, anthropology, geography, and history rolled into one.  In so many…

Snapshot of A Holiday Favorite

Sparkling wine tops the holiday drink list of many.   From now through January 1st,  everywhere you turn, a festive and bubbly glass is seemingly there for the taking.  Read this latest issue of Edible Sacramento where I provide some background on this special beverage, some purchasing recommendations from Steve Graham of Nugget Market, and some delish cocktail recipes from local Sacramento restaurants…

Appetizer & Wine Pairings

I was recently  asked to pair wines with gorgeous appetizers from Selland's Market in Sacramento.  Click on the link below and flip through this online edition of Kidaround Magazine to find the article where I offer basic tips for pairing, as well as specifics for these particular foods.  There are some beautiful accompanying photos by Penny Sylvia.  The…

Wine Appreciation Class in Sacramento

For those of you located in the area, I would love for you to consider attending Wine Appreciation: Discovering Unique Varietals.  I will be teaching this class through the Sacramento Natural Food Co-op in Midtown on Saturday, November 3rd from 3-5 p.m.  We'll cover tasting techniques and apply them to some whites and reds you…

Fine Tune Your Perception of Aromas in Wine

Last year while browsing at photos on the internet, I caught a partial glimpse of this poster hanging on a wall in a french winery—I simply had to have it.  I went on a lengthy quest to identify the French producer and supplier.  Ultimately, my bilingual brother, was able to navigate a French website and order it from overseas.  It is…