Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 2, 2015

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and …read more

Comfort me with Nebbiolo

The waking world is fraught with disappointment, large and small. From the land mine of the news cycle to something as simple as overexposure to tannins. And so it was, last week, bundled up in my warm little cabin on the side of a hill in California wine country, that …read more

Video: The Wines of Bordeaux

Video: Discover the Wines of Bordeaux Michael Fagan takes us on this memorable journey through the historic vineyards of Bordeaux in 2005. Discover why this region produces wine with such a prestigious worldwide reputation. Explore the wines, the people, and the Chateaux of this famous appellation. …read more

Amy’s Drive Thru Menu Preview

Amy's Burger prepared for the forthcoming Amy's Drive Thru from Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Burger prepared for the forthcoming Amy’s Drive Thru from Amy’s Kitchen

How long does it take to develop a veggie burger that could go toe-to-toe with In-N-Out? Roughly two years. Or, at least that’s how long the R&D team at Amy’s Kitchen has been working on the double-stack burger …read more

San Francisco and Oakland: Not-so kissing cousins

I’ve spent a good part of the last three days in San Francisco on winetasting missions, a lot even for me, although I live just 3 subway stops away from Embarcadero Station and Ferry Plaza.

I’ve been in Oakland now for 28 years: nearly ten years before that in San …read more

Friday Feature Photo: The Homeless Clowns of Spain

Homeless Clown in Spain

Photographer: Ryan Opaz

Capture Date: January 27, 2006

Location: Madrid, Spain

About: There’s something to be said for originality and pure cojones, and his dude most definitely falls into this category; because not only is he stating that he’s hungry, but he goes so far as to dress up in “sad clown” attire. …read more