We made a brief Anderson Valley winery stop on the way from San Francisco to Mendocino, which was, in turn a two-day detour on the way to Eureka (see our next post on the Humboldt County Kinetic Sculpture Championships).
Anderson Valley Highlights
After a brief visit at Silver Oak’s Anderson Valley tasting [Read more …]
Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico (the Chianti Classico Consortium in English) has been busy over the last few years, having sponsored a comprehensive 16-year study (1987 through 2003) of the entire Chianti Classico process. They examined everything from the various grapes and clones from which the wines are made, the root stocks which are planted, [Read more …]
The Northern California Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food (or AWIF), hosted its inaugural New American Monday Dinner at North Beach’s Sotto Mare Oysteria and Seafood restaurant on May 11, 2015. The wonderful sold-out event was a good time had by all.
What made the event so special? A combination of three [Read more …]
A return to our favorite aquarium. What a fascinating way to spend a day, staring at cute, playful sea otters, being mesmerized by iridescent jellyfish and trying to identify many of the pelagic giants in the museum’s huge, room-sized tank.
We again surveyed the entire aquarium, arranged generally by aquatic environment, such as cold [Read more …]
Amongst one of our favorite California wine regions is Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH), a mountain range that overlooks the Salinas River Valley, where the grapes benefit from a long growing season to produce some spectacular wines. Whenever we can, we try to make it to the SLH Gala held in May. This year our calendar [Read more …]
We had last been in Africa in 2003 when we visited South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It was our first safari experience and an incredible trip (and before we started writing a blog). We decided that it was time to revisit this wonderful continent and to see new things. This is the first of [Read more …]
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