Norcal Wingman on April 30th, 2010

Just a quick wine review this time.  Paired this one up with the latest “Not Bad for a Thursday Night Dinner.” I picked up this bottle a couple weekends ago on our wine tasting trip through Dry Creek Valley.  Rued was having a killer “sale” on their sauv blanc.  So it was a real no brainer. […]

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Norcal Wingman on April 29th, 2010

So one of the advantages of hanging out online and chatting it up on twitter with like minded folks is the influx of ideas, recipes, wine reviews and all-in-all general good-vibeness.  I came across a fantastic blog this week, which I highly recommend following.  @SavourSonoma on twitter, and which turns out to be a […]

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Norcal Wingman on April 26th, 2010

So I got lucky tonight and class let out before 8:00 PM, that’s sweet!  Basically I was given back almost 2 hours of my life.  Anyhow, I popped over to Oliver’s Market Cotati to pick up some brews.  I grabbed a 420 / 35 of 12 ozers of IPA from one of my favorites, Lagunitas […]

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Just a quick tasting I’ve been waiting to do.  We joined the Michele-Schlumberger wine club while we were out tasting last weekend and went home with our first “shipment.”   It included a red and a white and this is the white. The Nose: There is really not much here, a light hint of perfumy fruit, […]

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Norcal Wingman on April 24th, 2010

Today is a beautiful day in Sonoma County.  I’ve been waiting to do my second brew and today is just perfect. I got my new propane burner and have been itching to give it a go.  I had such a great brew from my first kit from The Beverage People but wanted a bigger hop […]

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Norcal Wingman on April 22nd, 2010

I can’t believe we are nearing the close of April.  Time just doesn’t friggin’ slow down.  Can we get a breather please. So, on that note, before Spring has left us I decided last night that Spring Chicken sounded like a fun idea for this week’s “Not bad for a Thursday Night Dinner.”  I started […]

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Norcal Wingman on April 22nd, 2010

Another Marketing MBA paper discussing whether or not behaving ethically precludes prospering and/or profiting.

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Norcal Wingman on April 22nd, 2010

I think I’m going to have to start keeping a log of my garden stuff too. I’m totally stoked, I am growing some hops this year that I will use in some home brews.  I found a cool place that sells hop rhizomes online I just planted this week, so I’ll have to keep […]

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Norcal Wingman on April 21st, 2010

Please take a few moments out of your day to tell your elected representatives that you oppose this change in legislation that will truly hurt small wineries. The following link will allow you to automatically fax your representatives in Congress (link from Join the community on Facebook by clicking Here! If you enjoy […]

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This wine was one of those finds that reminds me of finding a $20 in your jeans pocket. Gallo has such a stigma attached to its name that in my earlier wino years, I would have most likely pooh-poohed just because of the name. Fortunately for me, my wife was working for Gallo Sales Co. […]

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