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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  •  some "previously frozen" Alaskan cod I went to Vons and ... commercial fishing industry down here, Greg.  Yes, many local harbors have sport fishing.  You can go out for a day and, chances are reasonable that you will catch something.  I know that many years (make that decades) ago you could drive down to the pier at Newport Beach and buy fre... Read More

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  • My own preference would be for Maggiore, Como, or Garda, where the water at the ... the ... Bet the temperature down there is plenty stable.  And you wouldn't have to ship your Franciacorta, Prosecco, Barolo or Barbaresco very far to get it there.&nbs Read More

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  • DM,I can't speak for the waters down there, but you're right about seafood and availability improving as one goes north.  There are only certain times of year when the grocery stores here have lots of fresh fish, but there a some fish markets that usually do, but it's getting increasingly expensive.  I couldn't help but imagine you this way as I... Read More

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  • Growing up doing a bit of surfcasting, pier and offshore fishing in LA, Ventura ... ... and even a couple times down off San Diego (though more down the length of Baja), then traveling the world and fishing in other places, I never had the impression that SoCal oceans were as rich as others. Certainly at certain times for the runs of grunion o... Read More

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  • Fox, of course you're invited.  Greg has a couple of cots down by the garbage bins for us.  A totally appropriate spot for us by the time we get back from dinner! Read More

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  • I was tempted to come down but really couldn't get away--we have way too much on our plate right now, with moving out for the renovation/addition, refiling two years of taxes (don't ask), and too much work on my calendar.  But July?  Hang out with the restaurant owner and drink some of our best bottles?  I am there if I am invited.  Maybe a Pied... Read More

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  • Eric Guido noted that the Cerreta was bolder than the Cascina Francia, so maybe ... know.  You should pop down again!  Read More

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  • We are having a great time cruising down the Saone River in France; this morning (Tuesday) we are about to arrive in Lyon, where we will then proceed down the Rhone River.  Perfect weather out here too.We bought two bottles of wine in Burgundy after a wine tasting in Beaune.  Last night they served this Bordeaux wine with the meal - I had severa... Read More

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  • Thanks for getting back to us Gina.  It's normal, if those bottles had been lying down for a long time, that there'd be sediment.  Typically, decanting will help settle that, but it's not a negative indication.This is precisely why I recommended having some back-up choices if you had people over to try these :)  Read More

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  • "Guess what day it is"  It's Wednesday, April 15th ... ... from 2012. As we sat down for the tasting our hosts welcomed us to their home and prepped us for what was to come. They gave us a brief history of the property and how they came upon Armando Ceja as their vineyard manager then John gave his assessment of the vintage from a growers pers... Read More

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