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Mira! Another good rose

Currently ranked #2 for summer rosés at our house, Miraval, by celebrity winemakers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie really is a good one. Nicely produced […]

Chop! Enjoy! Repeat!

On a recent visit to the best wine in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, we enjoyed a lunch which started with some delicious salumi. We asked […]

Cold Springs Tavern

After all these years of driving up to Los Olivos or Los Alamos or even back from Paso Robles through the San Marcos Pass (CA-154) […]

Vesuvio Rosso

Here's a nice sub-$20 food wine. Nice acid and balance, a little bright cherry and a hint of smoke from the volcanic soil. Pretty ruby […]

Si, c'est bon

https://vine.co/v/MgETrtFVQzi/embed Here's another excellent rose, although it's not the stereotypical crisp, minerally yet fruity summer wine. It has a little more body and flavor than most. Since […]

Summer Friday Evenings

A nicely balanced, refreshing Oregonian rosé. It was good with a little late afternoon sunshine and even better with Pad Thai and a Thai spicy beef […]

Ketchup Fave

Seriously. A favorite ketchup? Are there any others beyond Heinz or Hunt's? Yup. While the texture of Sir Kensigton's Gourmet Scooping Ketchup is a little […]

Fava, Burrata & Blood

Yes, it's spring and favas are available at the market here in Southern California. This our favorite way of eating them. Peel the favas, take half […]