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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 22:33

Wine Pick of the Week

Dry Creek Vnyd 2014 Merlot bottle Picmonkey

2014 Merlot


Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $26

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:10

The Old Bartender Blues

The Old Bartender Blues 2 Picmonkey

A Day in the Life of Maurice Amzallag is ultimately a story about a state of mind of being an octogenarian who is 84 years young and actively bartending.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 17:55

Beer Pick of the Week

North Coast Old Rasputin Picmonkey

Old Rasputin


North Coast Brewing

Fort Bragg, California

Style: Imperial Stout

Alcohol: 9%

IBUs: 75

Serving Style: Kegs and 12-ounce bottles

Availability:  Year around

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 17:39

December 16, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

2014 DCV Estate Block10 Chardonnay Picmonkey

2015 DCV Estate Block 10 Chardonnay


Dry Creek Vineyard

Russian River Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $32

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 15:07

A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine and . . .

By Dan Clarke

Cracked crab is one of nature’s sweetest bounties. Oh sure, there are crab salads, crab cakes, deviled crab and even crab soufflés, but for me there’s nothing like the simplicity of cracked Dungeness crab, a loaf of sourdough bread and a bottle of beer or a glass of wine.

Saturday, 03 December 2016 15:01

December 2, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

DCV 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Picmonkey

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon


Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $ 26

Friday, 11 November 2016 13:19

November 11, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Jacobs Creek Two Lands Cab S

2013 Two Lands Cabernet Sauvignon


Jacob’s Creek


Alcohol: 13.9%

Suggested Retail: $10-11

Saturday, 06 August 2016 00:03

August 5, 2016 Wine Pick

Dry Creek Taylors SB Picmonkey


2014 Taylor’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc


Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol: 14.1%

Suggested Retail: $ 28

Saturday, 23 July 2016 14:03

July 22, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

2013 Pinot Noirestancia estate pinot noir Picmonkey



Monterey County

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $13

Sunday, 08 May 2016 19:33

April 22, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Opus bottle and glass Picmonkey


1998 Opus One


Opus One

Napa Valley

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: Current release, the 2012, is $265.

An internet search shows prices around $320 for the 1998.


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