Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Jan 27, 2005

Top Ten Reasons To Visit Sonoma Valley

For those of you who are not aware of it, I’m lucky enough to live in Sonoma. Specifically, I live in the small town of Glen Ellen. This area is a wine and food lover’s paradise. But, there’s more than just wine and food that recommends Sonoma Valley. I’ve wanted to do this for some time. So here it is: THE TOP 10 REASONS FOR VISITING SONOMA VALLEY   10. World Championship Pillow fights Every Fourth of July, in the…

Jan 15, 2005

It’s Too Easy To Be Callous

It really is too easy to be callous. A couple days ago I posted, "Consolidation, who cares?", in which I made the point that even though more and more wineries are being snapped up by larger drink companies, we wine lovers would never have a problem finding small, quality oriented wines from artisan producers. There are just so many good ones. While this is true, it’s a point that pales in comparison to the point made by a headline from…

Jan 7, 2005

Why “Fermentations” Doesn’t Offer Wine Reviews

I woke up today to an email in my inbox that asked a question that has now been asked of me exactly 8 times via email. Each time I’ve received such a question, I’ve sent back a response personally to the email, rather than address it in the blog. Eight, being a fairly round number, I thought now would be an appropriate time to answer the question in the blog space. This morning’s email from  "Claude" who lives in northern…