Thanksgiving (“you won’t want pumpkin again”)

Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday.  It’s all about fellowship, food, family and friends.  It has nothing to do with religion or gifts.  I like the idea that all across America, people are sitting down and pretty much having the same thing for dinner.  Even those less fortunate are often able to have turkey for dinner.  […]

“we try the bad wines, so you don’t have to”

 I knew I would would not like it.  I actually knew I would hate it, but I bought it anyway.  Why did I but this bottle of wine?  I bought this bottle to give it a second chance.  I bought this bottle to blog my displeasure.  I bought this bottle to give my myself something to complain about.  Something […]

Don’t Believe the Hype…1997 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

I have been very diasppointed with the 1997 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon’s (CS).  I invested a lot of time, money, and space (in my cellar) for the ’97 Napa Cabs.  I started opening these wines last year and the hits have been few, and far between.  My disappointment is amplified by the fact that the […]

Wine 101

  Wine 101 is an occasional series of blog posts that will introduce novice wine drinkers to the wine culture.  One of the goals of this website is to introduce more people to wine.  In particular, I want to introduce more people-of-color to to the wine world.  Wine 101 will discuss topics from how to open a […]

Anthem

 Food and wine paring.  What about food and music paring?  I’m serious.  When I have a glass of wine, often think of what food would compliment the wine.   When I listen to music, I occasionally think of what wine would compliment the music. I am a jazz fan.  Straight ahead jazz.  Recently I’ve been listening […]

N.B.

For dinner, we had penne pasta with homemade basil pesto, topped with local salmon brought from Half Moon Bay CA, and fresh Roma tomatos from our garden. The salmon was cooked in light olive oil, salt, pepper, and butter. I thought the garlic pesto would overpower the wine, but this dish was a fantastic compliment […]

I Must Say It Was A Good Year (2004 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon)

It’s Fall, my favorite time of the year. The weather is fantastic, football is back, and the new Cabs are being released. Over the past 6 weeks I tried about twenty 2004 Napa Cabs. Yesterday alone I tasted 12 Cabs. I went to a Saturday tasting at one on the local wine shops, The Wine […]