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Will Travel for Food

/ Updated on May 31, 2018

I grew up in a loud, passionate, food-loving Chinese family. You know the saying, “food is love?” Well, my family certainly epitomizes every morsel of that mantra. We are known to drive long distances in search of authentic cuisine, whether … Continue reading

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Ancient Peaks

/ Updated on January 14, 2018

This is my last article for 2017, so I thought I’d tell you about one of my favorite wineries.  Okay, it’s in Paso Robles. What can I say … I can’t tell a lie. I love how Ancient Peaks Winery … Continue reading

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Leave it to Beaver

/ Updated on September 30, 2017

I confess. I’ve become a Paso wine fanatic. Paso Robles, California that is; situated in San Luis Obispo County, just north of Santa Barbara (where Kevin and I honeymooned in 1984, and where I first fell in love with real … Continue reading

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What’s in a Wente Wine?

/ Updated on July 14, 2017

Although they didn’t know it when they were rolling through the vineyards and fields of the lush, quiet Livermore Valley, bumping around in the bed of a pickup truck, fourth generation Wentes Eric, Philip and Carolyn, were learning everything they … Continue reading

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The Soul of Bonny Doon

/ Updated on June 16, 2017

One of the perks of being in the “business” is that I have the opportunity to meet iconic winemakers. Such was the case back in October when I visited nine wineries in Northern and Central California in 7 days. It … Continue reading

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The Hendry Legacy

/ Updated on June 30, 2017

Family-owned and continuously farmed for over 75 years in Napa Valley, the story of the Hendry Ranch is legendary. I recently had the pleasure of meeting George O. Hendry, the son of Margaret and George W. Hendry, to get a … Continue reading

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Adult Juice Box

/ Updated on January 30, 2018

There is still plenty of hot weather left, and summer isn’t officially over until September 22. So why not pack a picnic and head to the beach? A common sight around here is people schlepping beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, toddlers … Continue reading

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The Story of Herman

/ Updated on June 30, 2017

I introduced you to Vailia Esh from Desparada Winery last month and we got a glimpse of the 2011 Late Bloomer. Valia’s husband, Russell From, is the proprietor and winemaker behind the Herman Story label. On the back of every … Continue reading

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/ Updated on May 20, 2016

“…she took her hand and raised her brush. For a moment it stayed trembling in a painful but exciting ecstasy in the air. Where to begin? –that was the question – at what point to make the first mark? One … Continue reading

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You Say Shi-RAHZ. I Say Shi-RAZZ


Certain names resonate strongly within the halls of Australian wine history. Jim Barry Wines is one of them. It was Jim Barry’s drive and community spirit that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark in the world of … Continue reading

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