Today the adventures of enotecaMarcella take us to the industrial zone of San Francisco, mid way between AT&T and Candlestick Parks. We drive down a wide street, lined with warehouses and come upon a hefty garage-like door, open and exposing large metal-working machines and tools. Why are we here? We are in search of Harrington Wines … Continue reading Harrington Wines: Teroldego, Lagrein, Marzemino, Montepulciano, Charbono, Nebbiolo …
Prologue I have this image of writers as people who, in order to successfully accomplish their objective, need to lock themselves away in a distant cabin with a typewriter, a heap of vodka, and not much else. That's a pretty old-fashioned image. So what is my idea of a modern-day writer? I guess it would … Continue reading Live Wine Blogging: Day 2 — Why am I doing this, again?
For a little background on the Sierra Foothills Barbera Festival, please read my 2013 entry.As for 2014, after sitting through harrowing, Friday the 13th, Bay Area traffic—what should have been a three hour drive turned into a five hour drive!—we made it to the Yorba tasting room in Sutter Creek with just enough time to … Continue reading The Sierra Foothills Barbera Festival 2014
I knew they were out there. I just wasn't sure how or when I'd find them. But as luck would have it, they found me! A couple of years ago I received a comment on my blog article, California Nebbiolo, from a man named Ken Musso, who happens to be the owner and wine maker … Continue reading Discovering California Nebbiolo
I had been looking forward to the Sierra Foothills Barbera Festival all year. I missed the chance to go last year because I found out about it too late. So this year, I was not going to miss it. This early summer mountain festival is a place where California Barbera producers can gather together and … Continue reading The Sierra Foothills Barbera Festival 2013
The other night I invited a few friends over to help me celebrate the completion of some of my recent wine projects. It's been such a busy spring that I have been forced to neglect my blog. But I'm back! And ready to cover lots of new stuff. If you have been wondering what the … Continue reading Lagrein