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Catching up on some recent visits to the Sparkling Houses of Napa with my thoughts: Domaine Carneros - the Napa HQ for Tattinger's U.S. endeavors. What a bustling location, tons of visitors. We were able to sit in the cafeteria style lounge and have some food along with a tasting of some of the latest offerings. … Continue reading Some Recent Winery Visits…
So..... it's been a while. With the end of the year activities, I've been busy. Nonetheless, here's the update: I took the Guild of Sommelier's Introduction to Master Sommelier course and exam at the beginning of November and passed. All in all, I felt with the two day cram it was a pretty easy exam. … Continue reading I Passed!
I'm enrolled to take the Intro class and Exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers Guild. I'm excited, slightly nervous, and looking forward to it. Check back here in November for the results!
$4.49/btl. 4 stars. Go get it, while it's still warm out. Chill it in the fridge. Enjoy!
Labor Day weekend found us visiting some places in the Rutherford and St. Helena AVAs. Since it was hot out, I was seeking some nice chilled white wines to add to my cellar. Elizabeth Spencer - Rutherford AVA, wines sourced from various regions. I had visited E.S. a few years ago, back when they were … Continue reading Elizabeth Spencer, Heitz Cellars, Corison
Some thoughts on the visits to the Robert Mondavi and Pride wineries... I setup a tour and tasting at both these wineries for a relative of mine who was visiting with his wife. Both are still new to the world of wine, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a day … Continue reading Mondavi and Pride Trip Report
I'll be finally making a trek to pay homage to the "Father" of Napa's winery: Robert Mondavi. I also have a Summit Tasting scheduled at Pride Mountain Winery - my 3rd Summit tasting with them. It should be a good day, as I will be hosting my cousin and his lovely wife. With the outstanding … Continue reading Upcoming Trip to Napa – July 9th
This week, as part of my stress relief regimen from work, I set about making Chef John's demi-glace recipe. When he first published the video, I immediately knew it would be something I needed to do. If not for the end result, but to be able to do the Chef John "slappa-slappa" to it... Demi-glace is … Continue reading Demi-glace…
I've been following Chef John's YouTube channel for a while now, and it's always a highlight of my day when I see he's uploaded a new post. This weekend, my sister and I swapped some messages about some dishes of his we'd like to make, and it spurred me into action. Today's dinner was FoodWishes.com's … Continue reading Greek Lemon Chicken & Potatoes