Fizz Worth Finding

It hasn’t been that long since the canned wines from Drew Baker at Old Westminster Winery in Maryland surprised me in all sorts of good ways. But when I looked recently at the other samples he had sent, I was less than thrilled. He had offered to send a few bottles for me to try, […]

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Hands-On Learning

When I was invited a few weeks back to participate in Gloria Ferrer‘s annual Hands-On Harvest, I accepted immediately, but with some reservation. I’ve been to Gloria Ferrer many times over the years since it opened its doors in 1986 as the first sparkling house in Carneros. I have taken friends and family there countless […]

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Resolved: More Good, Less Bad

No matterĀ how you feel about New Year’s resolutions, taking stock of the past and looking to the future is always a beneficial exercise, regardless of the pain brought on by insight or the regrets over opportunities lost. I tend not to regret much. I can’t change the past, but I can make an effort to […]

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