2017 May

Domestic Selection: Cabernet Sauvignon, 1986. Sebastiani

Samuele Sebastiani had been born into a peasant family who toiled in the vineyards of Tuscany, Italy. In 1895, he borrowed mon­ey for his steerage to California. In 1904, Samuele Sebastiani started what was to become California winemaking history. Today, when you visit the Se­bastiani Winery in old town Sono­ma, you will be shown the… read more »

Member Inquiry: Tannins

“Paul, I noticed that you often mention ‘tannins’ in your newslet­ter. Are tannins what makes a wine taste dry?”          E.N., Portland, OR This is a good question and al­though the answer is yes, there’s much more here than meets the eye (or the palate, in our case). In looking at a wine’s overall quality profile,… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Country Sausage Patties

The other day, while waiting for a doctors appointment, I flipped through a “Better Homes and Gardens” magazine. Nothing quite piqued my interest and I was just about to trade it in for an entic­ing copy of “People” when I came across an ad for a refrigerator. I became transfixed. It wasn’t the sleek design… read more »

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