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2012 Sbragia Family Vineyards Merlot

We love the 2012 Sbragia Family Vineyards Merlot from the Home Ranch in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley to pair with a bone in rib-eye and crisp field greens topped with bacon. Lush dark fruitfruit flavors of black cherries and ...

Celebrate National Braai Day, 9/24, with a contest from Indaba Wines

September 24th is South African Heritage day and National Braai Day. The official bank holiday falls in the Southern hemisphere's Spring, allowing celebrants a chance to pause for the season's first braai, Afrikaans for barbecue. Considered a cornerstone of social life in ...

Old Man Yells at Cloud. Again.

And the public gets what the public wants But I want nothing this society's got I'm going underground - Going Underground, The Jam With those words, Paul Weller perfectly encapsulated so much. It was a worldview that once guided my generation, tiny as it ...

The Kassel Doctrine

George Zimmerman is in the news again. This time he is teaming up with a ‘Muslim-free’ gun shop to raise funds for both of their legal bills by selling prints of Zimmerman’s painting of a Confederate flag. Let me say here ...

Montefalco: Vino Magnifico

When I was a school girl learning world geography, Italy was by far the easiest to remember. The fancy high-heeled boot of a lady whose ruffled skirts were France, Switzerland and Austria. Take a closer look, at the seductively rounded ...

Bill Cosby, Drinking and Consent

Consent is defined by West's Encyclopedia of American Law as "voluntary acquiescence to the proposal of another; the act or result of reaching an accord; a concurrence of minds; actual willingness that an act or an infringement of an interest ...

La Petite Mort: To Die the Little Death

Growing up in West Virginia, I lived in a big house on top of a hill. On either side of the house there was a sundeck. The one on the west side of the house I used to bake myself ...

Bedfellows, Bloggers and Bollocks…

Once upon a time there was a semi-famous writer who penned for a big glossy wine magazine. Short in stature, but tall on ego, he sought to school the new breed of wine critic -- the wine blogger. Beware Strange Bedfellows When ...

A Fatherless Father’s Day

At least a month leading up to Father's Day, we start receiving pitches from PR folks; like those for Father's day cocktail ideas, Father's Day craft beers, Father's Day wine gifts. One thing I learned when I studied PR, is that it is a ...

Ahr to Lodi: Spotlight on German Wine

German wines show up in the damnedest places -- and I am not just talking Riesling. While visiting Lodi, California this month, I had the opportunity to meet Bob and Mary Lou Koth of Mokelumne Glen Vineyards, who, with their daughter ...