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Muscadet Meets European Flats or They Took My Oysters


I went down to our local seafood supplier on the weekend to pick up some oysters to take to a backyard party. For the first time in months, they had European Flats in stock. European flats are my favorites (Susan’s as well), and there were only a few left. Threw a dozen or so in […]

Wine With Your Veggies Anyone?


I am at the local farmers market.  It was early Saturday morning.  I  had not had breakfast yet.  I was starving.  So what do I do?  I go from vendor to vendor and everything is looking so wonderful that I start filling up my market bag with fresh tomatoes, patty pan squash, corn on the […]

I don’t know that I’d drink that…


So, if you’re like me, when you hear ‘Sutter Home‘, you think of your parents, you think of boxes of Franzia, you think of your high school classmates drinking bottles of Boone’s Farm “wine” (where wine is definitely used in the loosest of terms).
The little two dollar Sutter Home mini’s in my local grocery store […]

Hot and Heavy: Vin Chaud


This winter warmer has, for many years, been an iconic presence in Christmas markets across Europe. Whether in the form of the French version (vin chaud), or any of its European contemporaries: English mulled wine, Scandinavian glogg, or German Glühwein, hot spiced wine is always a hit with the holiday crowds. In Europe, […]

Cooking with Zinfandel


That great publication, Inside Bay Area, has a great little article on Zinfandel and using it in cooking. While this may seem a waste of your precious icnonic bottles laying gracefully in the rack, the recipe does sound rather good.
The are specifically looking at the Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel and, although the article is aimed at […]