Labor Day – Don’t Give Up on Summer, Don’t Give Up on Chardonnay

wind gap james berry chardonnay

We know summer is nearly over because the local sweet corn has lost its magic; big kernels,  and sometimes even mealy. We can’t help ourselves, we still buy it.  Just like the photo below, the sweet corn goes into the background.  Luckily, the veggies in our garden and CSA box are still going strong.  In … Continue reading

#ChardonnayDay

We interrupt our Mourvedre investigation for Chardonnay Day.  Who decides these things?  May 23 is officially “ChardonnayDay”. We’re encouraged to open a Chardonnay and share our experience.  These twitter celebrations are kind of goofy, but they are kind of fun, too! We got a late start this evening, this is our Chardonnay Day choice.  A … Continue reading

A Favorite Winery – Wind Gap Wines

When you pull up to Wind Gap you might wonder if you are at the right place. You made it to Forestville, a sleepy little town near Santa Rosa, CA.   You see an old fruit processing factory and there won’t be a tour bus anywhere in sight.  In fact you’ll have to call ahead … Continue reading

“Our Grand Meander” Walla Walla – Rulo Winery

We met Kurt and Vicki Schlicker last year on our trip to Walla Walla and were intrigued by their journey into winemaking as well as their incredible wines.  Typically a white wine drinker, Julie has become a fan of these restrained, old-world reds thanks to RULO wines! Kurt got a microbiology degree from Stanford and worked … Continue reading

“Our Grand Meander” McMinnville – Matello Winery Visit

We’re big fans of Matello Wines and Marcus Goodfellow.  We met Marcus this spring when he visited Minneapolis and hosted a wine dinner at Pairings Food & Wine in Minnetonka.  After the dinner, we joined Matello’s wine club, and we were really looking forward to a visit to the winery. When we arrived at the … Continue reading

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