Wine Category

May 22, 2012

Oysters 101

Filed in: Food, Wine

In connection with a recent Tomales Bay trip- in a small neighborhood bookstore, I discovered this book called The Geography of Oysters by Rowan Jacobsen. I love oysters (and boy did I have a fair share last week) but this “affliction” is not from a knowledge of good oyster from mediocre, or even from the […]

April 6, 2012

California Wines

Filed in: Wine

California leads with five regions : Mendocino, Monterey, Paso Robles, Sierra Foothills and Sonoma. Each area embodies the unique attributes to their produce by virtue of their geography, topology and climate. The winemakers also impart their signature distinct styles mostly by the stage in which the grapes are harvested. Mendocino County Fronting the Pacific Ocean […]

November 19, 2011

Drinkify

Filed in: Cocktails, Music, Wine

If you’ve ever been left quaffing alone on a Friday evening, or have simply wondered what beverage would go best while spinning, say, Purple Rain¬†(Answer: a 4 oz. Ouzo), it’s time to pay a visit to¬†Drinkify. The site allows you to punch in what you’re listening to and suggests a boozy beverage to go along […]

August 26, 2011

3 Twists on Classic Lemonade

Filed in: Food, Lifestyle, Wine

There are many uses for lemonades as mixers : Tom Collins, Pimm’s Cocktail, British shandy. In Australia lemon-lime, or in the US a red/pink lemonade is concocted with pomegranate or grapefruit juice. In the exotic east, India for instance, lemonade is a good base for sprinkled cardamom or cumin and even some salt. But for […]

August 24, 2011

Nora Ephron (we think alike)

Filed in: Food, Lifestyle, Wine

When did it happen that when I wake up each morning, I am motivated by what wonderful meal will lay on my plate more than what fashion credo I will exercise in my choice of clothing ? When ? It has been going on for a while but when it all began, I cannot recall. […]

July 7, 2011

Wine Spectator – California Chardonnay

Filed in: Food, Wine

  Chardonnay: rich, layered, buttery, melon, apple, spice flavored, adaptable and traditional. These are the adjectives that come to mind (and taste) when sipping old-world Chardonnay. The economy has pushed winemakers into creative blends and is available at a wider price range and being my favored wine, piqued by this article, I will embark on […]