In The East Bay And Looking For A Glass Of Wine?

Unless you’ve been on another planet for the past few years, it’s impossible to be unaware of the meteoric growth of the East Bay dining scene. Restaurants of every size and style, as well as gourmet groceries, niche wine shops and trend-setting food trucks, have been popping up like spring mushrooms all along this side […]

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Tales From The Dark Aisle

The English poet Alexander Pope once wrote, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” If he was right, then most of the wine-buying world is safely out of harm’s way. In my first few months selling wine, I’ve learned that what the wine world desperately needs is more learning. People who like wine want to […]

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Excuse Me, Waiter, My Wine’s Not Hot Enough

The asbestos oven mitts and silicon-tipped tongs should have told me all that I needed to know about the wine I’d just ordered: this bottle was gonna be hot! Not hot as in popular or really exciting to taste, but hot as in too damn warm to even consider drinking. The problem, I realized, after […]

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