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  Today, more than 12,000 U.S. wine shops have a presence on the web. But just 14 states allow consumers to order wine from out-of-state retailers.   Eleven states prohibit residents from ordering wine from out-of-state wineries. Four states ban …

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In travels near and far, I meet a lot of wine consumers who love this classic beverage and want to learn more, but questions do persist about content.   Transparency is always a good thing in any product.  I expect …

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The wine/food event of the year is still 3 ½ months away but by the way the talk is going, it may as well be next week.  The San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival will be with us November …

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The word is out at the most respected wineries in Napa and Sonoma.   They must collaborate with the wunderkind chef in San Diego, Kurt Metzger of Kitchen 4140.  It started with the recent cork-popping of the fabled Hall Wines …

Nothing is more Sicilian than pasta con le sarde. Fennel and sardines are so plentiful in Sicily that this dish jumps right out of nature. And when combined with the sweet and sour flavors imported by the Arabs around 900 …


San Diego County’s wineries recently were dong the Bacchus boogie and toasting a state court when it sided with a county ordinance that is bringing in a lot more boutique wineries to the back country.  It made permanent a lower …

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The fridge is stocked; the pasta machine is at the ready; and the pasta is drying.  I am expecting a house full of company tomorrow and it won’t be long before the house is buzzing with voices big and small. …

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Calabria sits at the toe of the Italian boot. This relatively undiscovered region is bathed in a stark pristine beauty from its sea through to its granite covered mountains. The crystal clear Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast is beyond breathtaking. …

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Jammy, big fruited and pressing all the right buttons for wine lovers, Zinfandel is grown just about everywhere in California.  At one time, it was the most widely planted grape in this state. As much fun as Zin is, it …

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Intense and complex are the two descriptors I see most when describing the wines of Washington state. Washington is way up North, the most northern major winegrowing area in the world. But before you start thinking that this wine country …

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