Norcal Wingman on May 13th, 2012

Hanging out at wineries and barbecuing!   BBQ at Sonoma-Cutrer

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Norcal Wingman on September 20th, 2010

Dateline: Nanjing, China In a “5 Star” Hotel, in the capital city of Jiangsu Province, the Sheraton Nanjing Kingsley Hotel & Towers, one might expect to be able to find a drinkable wine, however, you would be mistaken. I had the fortune of having my first visit to the country of China a few weeks […]

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A few months back I attended the annual Make-a-Wish event at the Sonoma-Cutrer vineyards and was lucky enough to win one of the live auction lots, the Wine Experience with Tom Simoneau “The Wine Guy.” The stars aligned and we were finally able to schedule this event and get together to taste some great wine, […]

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Another week of summer school is down, thank god!  I’m tired.  I volunteered to help out “the wife” this weekend at her winery’s wine club pick-up party.  Let me tell you, I have the best of both worlds, that of a wine consumer and living on the fringe of being “in the industry.”  I was […]

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Norcal Wingman on May 17th, 2010

5/21/2010 Just a quick update, I received a thank you letter today from Make-A-Wish, they raised over $760,000 in cash and “in-kind” donations.  Wow! Once in a while a convergence of powers come together and amazing things happen. Last weekend was one of these occasions.  Wine and Wishes, the Make A Wish Foundation holds an […]

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Norcal Wingman on March 19th, 2010

BBQ Baby Back Ribs: Barbecuing baby back ribs is just about the best thing in the world.  I have been trying to perfect my dry rub.  Currently it consists of the following: Brown Sugar Garlic Powder Kosher Salt Fresh Cracked Black Pepper Chili Powder Smoked Paprika Allspice Cayenne Pepper Cumin and this time I added […]

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Norcal Wingman on March 13th, 2010

Major Wine Pairing FAIL: So I did exactly what I set out to do.  I wanted Chicken Piccatta and that’s what I made.  The Piccatta was legit, the wine choice of Riesling to go with it was not. Saturday afternoon (after laboring over some Organizational Behavior case study) I ventured out into sunny downtown Santa […]

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Norcal Wingman on February 15th, 2010

President’s Day Dinner!

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