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Mendocino Wines Homework

One of the best parts of taking an online wine class is homework. At least the homework for the California Wine Appellation Specialist course offered through the San Francisco Wine School. Homework includes tasting wines from a region in California. For eight weeks, we will learn about different wine regions. This week, the emphasis was […]

A Tasty Petite Sirah by McNab Ridge Winery

Recently we enjoyed a Petite Sirah produced by McNab Ridge Winery. The dark ruby red wine paired well with tomato-based pasta. A hint of licorice was noticeable. Other attributes included fruit notes and tannins. McNab Ridge Winery is located in Mendocino County, California. Mendocino County is frequently referred to as the world’s greenest region. McNab […]

First Weekend of November Wine and Food Festivals

Check out these wine festivals and events for the first weekend of November. What a great way to start November! It’s not too early to start searching for your holiday wines! Cheers Kathy Big Sur Food & Wine Festival November 3 – 5 Big Sur, California Tickets are available online. This is the third Big […]

Celebrate Organic Pioneer Charlie Barra at Slow Food San Francisco

Slow Food San Francisco is celebrating Charlie Barra as an organic grape growing pioneer. On Sunday, August 28 at Masa’s Restaurant in San Francisco, Chef Gregory Short will pair a four course dinner with several of BARRA of Mendocino’s organically grown wines. BARRA wines available will include Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Muscat […]

A Murder Mystery with Gourmet Dinner this Weekend in Mendocino

Numerous wineries offer special events including murder mystery dinners. An expansion of the murder mystery dinner idea is taking place this weekend, June 10 and June 11 at Parducci Winery in Ukiah, California. This unusual event is titled  “Goes Well with Murder” presented by Murder Mystery Mendocino. “Mingle with fellow guests and meet an array […]

Earth Day Festival at BARRA of Mendocino, “A Toast to Mother Earth”

BARRA of Mendocino is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 23 at their winery and tasting room. Wine enthusiasts will want to note that the BARRA wines are certified organic. Local artisans will be featured. Included in the festival will be food and wine pairings. Food will include Martha Barra’s vegetarian stew and Shamrock Artisan […]

September is California Wine Month

On August 19, 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger declared September as “California Wine Month.” In the one page proclamation, Gov. Schwarzenegger mentions the history of California winemaking and the future. He notes that this is an “important industry.” The proclamation briefly includes statistics about the industry including that the wine community supports 820,000 jobs countrywide. Part of […]

A Simply Easy and Delicious Dessert Discovered in Mendocino County

Nothing could be easier and more delicious than this simple, summertime dessert dish that we discovered while visiting Frey Vineyards in Mendocino County, California. Frey Vineyards is a winery and vineyard that features organic and Biodynamic wines. In fact, they were America’s first organic winery! Category: Dessert Title: Honeyed Strawberries Ingredients Strawberries Honey Directions 1. Drizzle […]

Memorial Day Barbeque Recipe with Wine

Check out this Memorial Day barbeque recipe for this weekend – Russell’s Blue Cheese-Zinfandel Burgers! It’s easy and it calls for McNab Ridge Winery 2004 Zinfandel or any other dry red wine. What more could you ask for? You can find the recipe on the Wine Trail Traveler website at http://winetrailtraveler.com/recipes/entree59.php. The recipe is from […]

Only in Mendocino

I find that I am more interested in visiting vineyards now that I am going to plant a row of Petit Manseng in Maryland. Before I was interested in a vineyard’s architecture, vines and grape development for photography purposes. However while in Mendocino I started paying attention to trellis systems, pruning techniques, organic farming and […]

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