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vicki-nikolaidis's picture
Jan.04.2009
Daily Life in Chania.  I want to write a note about the the wines of Crete which I have come to enjoy very much. I have never been much of a wine drinker but find the wines here match so well with the food that I try to remember to make ordering wine a habit.  I usually order "diko sas kratsi...
marilyn-kallet's picture
Dec.16.2008
Number 10: You can buy 2005 Bordeaux at the supermarket in Valence d'Angens for about 4 Euros.  Some of these wines you will not find in the United States.  They are the color of rubies in a sunset, and they taste even better than their gleam. Number 9:  The cheese dealer in the open market at...
carolyn-burns-bass's picture
Nov.19.2008
I spent a lovely afternoon at Callaway Winery a few weeks ago when researching last Sunday's feature in the Press-Enterprise about Temecula. The gift shop was decorated with gorgeous theme displays--all featuring wine and wine-style products. After browsing through the gift shop, my husband and I...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Oct.13.2008
I got to do my one adult/kid event this weekend, the Stone Bluff Wine Festival. One doesn't immediately think of a wine festival as a natural fit for children's authors. I - and the  the hundreds of kids whose parents drag them along to a wine festival - beg to differ! The kids were tickled pink to...
julia-flynn-siler's picture
May.16.2008
During the three years it took to research and write The House of Mondavi, I interviewed hundreds of people, pored through legal and corporate documents, and studied old photographs from high school yearbooks and other fragments of the past, searching for clues about Robert Mondavi’s character....
corinne-heather-copnick's picture
May.13.2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008 Time to wake up and smell the coffee Remember the old song, "You're the cream in my coffee"? I'm singing it again. Not the skim milk in my coffee, or the soy in my coffee, or half and half, but the old-fashioned cream -- because from now on I'm going to stop...
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Apr.11.2008
Some people find gardening shows relaxing. Others love watching playful otters frolic with each other in nature documentaries. Give me the red meat and raw savagery of the kitchen anytime. Gareth Blackstock, aka Lenny HenryPhoto from Siegler.net First, I tore through Anthony Bourdain’s...
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Apr.09.2008
Imagine a family business that has passed from one generation to the next twenty-six times, surviving everything from the scourge of Bubonic plague, to the invasion of Napoleon, two world wars, and even the birth and death of the wine cooler. The Wall Street Journal’s deputy bureau chief for...
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Apr.01.2008
Alder Yarrow and I had lunch together today at Taylor’s Automatic Refresher at San Francisco’s Ferry Building. After noting the $100-plus bottles of Shafer Hillside Select, Quintessa, and Blackbird Vineyards wines on offer at a take-out place that serves $8.99 burgers and $3.99 hotdogs wrapped in...
julia-flynn-siler's picture
Mar.30.2008
After a quiet lunch in Rutherford yesterday, I drove back home along the Silverado Trail.As rain droplets began hitting my windshield, I passed the modest sign for the winery whose founder, to me, is an almost perfect example of the idealism of many of the early vintners who came to Napa Valley,...