Vinography Images: Frostwatch


A jackrabbit bounds between rows of winter vines coated in frost on a particularly chilly morning in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley.

Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting “save link as” or “save target as” and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac …read more

Argyle Brut Rose

Wine review: 2010 Argyle Brut Rose, Dundee Hills, Oregon Argyle has been producing some of the finest sparkling wines made in America, and they have been achieving this for decades now. That’s not just my opinion; they have frequently achieved accolades from some of the best wine reviewers in the …read more

Friday Feature Photo: The Setting Sun Over Portugal

Portuguese Sunset

Photographer: Ryan Opaz

Capture Date: November 29, 2014

Location: Figueira da Foz, Portugal

About: As legend has it, Figueira da Foz is named after a fig tree which stood at the quay of Salmanha where the fisherman used to dock their boats; while Figueira derived from the word “fagaria”, which means “opening, huge …read more

A Thursday afternoon Pinot Noir tasting


I did a small tasting session yesterday up at Jackson Family Wines for some folks and, as it was highly informative, I thought I’d share some of the findings here.

All the wines were 2012 Pinot Noirs. Here was the lineup:

Foxen Fe Ciega

Siduri Clos Pepe

Domaine de la Côte, Bloom’s Field

Foxen …read more

Ben’s Blush: Kessler-Haak

Three-year olds don’t miss much. The other day someone asked Ben how old he was, and he told them he was three and a half. I quietly interjected that it is a good thing he doesn’t know fractions because he is really three and three-quarters. Well, since that moment Ben’s …read more

What Your Favorite Wine Says About You


Find out what your favorite wine says about your personality. Although, to be fair, as long as you’re drinking wine, there is something very correct about you.

What Your Favorite Wine Says About You

If you love Malbec…

You have a box full of adult toys and you like …read more

Must Try Super Bowl Appetizers with a Spanish Flare!

Superbowl Chicken Wings

Football in New England and football in Barcelona don’t really see eye to eye. Both teams have their fanatic fans and both sports are filled with epic moments of glory and bitter moments of defeat, but in Spain there are always two questions:

“Do people really watch the Super Bowl just …read more

Recipe: Spanish Spicy Chicken Wings

Spanish Chicken Wings

A classic BBQ star and Super Bowl Party essential, chicken wings can be done in countless ways. So, in keeping with your theme, we have a marinade recipe that is sweet, smoky, spicy, and Spanish.

We incorporate smoked Spanish paprika, honey, sesame, and sherry vinegar with Spanish olive oil to give …read more

Recipe: Spanish Chili with Chorizo

Aturian Fabada with Chorizo

An alternative to bean and meat “chili” at this year’s Super Bowl party is the hearty stew from the Spanish region of Asturias known as Fabada. One of this northern region’s claims to gastronomic fame, Fabada is great for feeding a crowd and is really para chuparse los dedos—They’re “finger-sucking …read more

Recipe: Valencian Paella

Valencian Paella

The Mediterranean Spanish province of Valencia is known as the home of paella, and though there are plenty of iterations of this dish that revolve around fruits of the sea, the true “Paella Valenciana” is all about the bounty of the land. Typical proteins include chicken, rabbit, and …read more