Archive for October, 2010

Oct 27 2010

Enamored With Cabernet Franc

As the sun’s late October golden afternoon rays catch the warm autumnal hues that paint surrounding vineyards, it is easy to get lost in Napa Valley’s immediate surrounding beauty and even catch your cheeks with a seasonally fitting crimson blush.   Napa Valley is romantic in many respects but spending fall here will bring out the […]

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Oct 20 2010

Beautiful Bordeaux Blend

With autumn in full swing, colorful leaves begin to adorn grape vines in Napa Valley and in the rest of the country paint the treetops of skylines to only fall poetically to the ground.   Autumn’s palette fills with orange, yellow, burgundy red, crimson red and brown to create warm hues on leaves previously kissed by […]

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Oct 13 2010

Tapas, Tempranillo & Time

October is a month that typically involves lingering.   Knowing that the holidays loom ahead (and that those months are characterized by hustling, bustling, preparation, planning and more preparation) is enough incentive to take one’s time coasting through October.   Harvest activities are still on-going this year at most wineries due to the unseasonably chilly summer that […]

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Oct 06 2010

Grapes Abound: Pollo y Vino

Every so often I like to feature a food and wine pairing that dispels the traditional safe notions that (i) white wine pairs with poultry and fish and (ii) red wine pairs best with red meat and pork.   While in many circumstances the traditional rule is best followed, a vast creative world awaits your departure […]

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