Pinot Noir

Norcal Wingman on December 21st, 2013

2012 Screen Door Cellars, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The first release of this new winery. Check it out.

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Norcal Wingman on October 9th, 2012

We had the good fortune to finally get down to the California Central Coast wine grape growing region this year and spent an awesome day in Los Olivos, tasting through some of the area’s best.  While we were visiting all of the local spots, we asked around with some of the locals as to where […]

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Norcal Wingman on October 12th, 2010

Well, regardless of what night it is, it has been way too long since I did a dinner post.  I’ve been very exited to get back to doing some dinner posts with recipes. My work has brought in a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm who provides us with fresh fruit and veggies every week […]

Continue reading about Not Bad for a … Wait what night is it?

I caught a streak of inspiration the other day while checking out a guest post on Tim Hilcove’s Weekly Wine Journal by Mike MacKinnon.  He put together a beautiful pork loin and it must have made an impression, because when “The Wife” mentioned to me that we were hosting some guests on Monday evening I […]

Continue reading about Lazy Independence Day Post a Recommendation and a Review “Not Bad for the 4th” (Part 3)

Howdy Y’all, I’ve been feeling exceptionally lazy and unmotivated to do much after finishing up my Summer inter-session class last week, but I did cook some great food over the weekend and definitely wanted to share this recipe for stuffed pork loin with you.  But first,  I don’t think it would be a good 4th […]

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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 […]

Continue reading about Make-A-Wish @ Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards – Croquet Invitational

So some friends of ours are wine club members at De La Montanya and they took us out for the annual BBQ and party they have at the small winery in RRV, although it’s really close to being Dry Creek.  I’ll have to double-check my GPS next time we’re there…  I digress, so we joined […]

Continue reading about 2007 De La Montanya Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – Tina’s Vineyard

Springtime has sprung in Sonoma County and I’ve done too much Chicken and Beef lately.  Barbecue was certainly an option, but I’ve done a fair amount of that too so I really wanted to do something that was a game changer.  I wanted to challenge myself while sticking with the spirit of the season.  I […]

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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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