Monthly Archives: September 2013

Rustic Korea meets the Rhone Valley

Meet our newest blogger, Jin Kim, who describes himself as "a flawed character with a weakness for food and wine, and partakes in games of chance." Judging by the nomenclature, I get the impression that the folks up at Kitfox Vineyards are an imaginative, playful, fun-loving bunch. Is the name "Roan Stallion" a double-entendre? Is…
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Jaleo’s Warm Brussels sprouts salad

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ½ tablespoon Sherry Vinegar 2tsp honey Sea salt to taste 3 to 4 ounces Brussels sprouts leaves Diced pancetta, thick sliced about 5 ounces, pan fried, with oil reserved 3 dried apricots, diced and re-hydrated 2 tablespoons diced Granny Smith Apples 2 tablespoons green grapes halved Directions: Whisk together…
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Eric Luse is coming to Locals September 14th

An Afternoon with Eric Luse of Eric Ross Winery Saturday, September 14th Noon to 5:00 pm Locals Tasting Room - Geyserville The "Silver Image" Viognier and Gout De la Vigne are photo labels by Eric who spent a full career at the San Francisco Chronicle as a photographer while making wines for Eric Ross Winery.…
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Done in 2 weeks?

I think harvest is going to be all over in a very compact amount of time. I believe that within the next two weeks almost everything will be picked. The hard part is the wineries do not have any room. What to do? All this hard work. What to do? Well when the going gets…
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Pairing Mexican Cuisine with Wine By Christine Carroll

Chili is made with tomatoes; so try pairing it with a hearty wine, like a Bordeaux Blend or a Zinfandel. These wines offset the acidity of the tomatoes, while allowing the powerful flavors of the dish to come through. Rich, cheesy enchiladas, burritos and other Mexican dishes with a heavy sauce base pair well with…
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It takes a lot of Starbucks to produce a bottle of wine

Everyday I read that more coffee is better; at most, 1.5 cups is max. More early in the morning makes you live two years longer. Not sure what to believe. All I know is its a ritual in my life. I even think that it could be poor man's Ritalin. Yup! With my adult attention…
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La Pisca

The harvest. I just can't get enough. Well maybe I can. We are only two weeks in and everybody is starting to feel it. I see it. Sometimes I'm driving down the road and wonder where am I?  Sometimes nearing hallucinations. These picking crews we have are awesome. I'm not sure if any body knows…
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