• FRENCHIE: DOG-FRIENDLY WINERY

    We’ve all encountered winery dogs. But to name a wine after your pooch? That’s what Burgundy vintner Jean Charles Boisset is up to. Jean Charles (fondly known as JCB), president of Boisset Family Estates is serious about winemaking. I’ve been to the family estate Domain de la Vougeraie in Burgundy and his recent acquisitions – […]

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    FRENCHIE: DOG-FRIENDLY WINERY

  • RAVENS’ CO-CREATIVE VEGAN CUISINE AT STANFORD INN

      Too many cooks spoil the broth, doesn’t hold true at Stanford Inn’s Ravens Restaurant. The cook, the gardener, the nutritionist, the proprietor, and the kitchen staff all join in to co-create the vegan cuisine at Mendocino’s eco-friendly lodge. On my recent visit to Northern California’s wine country I had some amazing meals, but  what’s […]

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    RAVENS’ CO-CREATIVE VEGAN CUISINE AT STANFORD INN

  • COLGIN & KELLER

       Life doesn’t get better than this. Thomas Keller’s French Laundry cuisine paired with Colgin Cellars wines served at Ann Colgin and Joe Wender’s hillside “IX Estate” property in the scenic Pritchard Hill of Napa Valley. The first weekend of June, I was at one of my favorite wine events — Auction Napa Valley, a […]

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    COLGIN & KELLER

  • WINES of SAINT HONORAT

    WINES OF SAINT HONORAT The monks of Saint Honorat pray in silence, live in harmony with nature…and make very good wine! I am at the 2011 Cannes film festival, and before the fest-frenzy kicks in, I take the 20 minute boat ride to nearby St. Honorat. Here I take in the serenity of the tiny […]

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    WINES of SAINT HONORAT

FRENCHIE: DOG-FRIENDLY WINERY

We’ve all encountered winery dogs. But to name a wine after your pooch? That’s what Burgundy vintner Jean Charles Boisset is up to. Jean Charles (fondly known as JCB), president of Boisset Family Estates is serious about winemaking. I’ve been to the family estate Domain de la Vougeraie in Burgundy and his recent acquisitions – […]

Read More

RAVENS’ CO-CREATIVE VEGAN CUISINE AT STANFORD INN

  Too many cooks spoil the broth, doesn’t hold true at Stanford Inn’s Ravens Restaurant. The cook, the gardener, the nutritionist, the proprietor, and the kitchen staff all join in to co-create the vegan cuisine at Mendocino’s eco-friendly lodge. On my recent visit to Northern California’s wine country I had some amazing meals, but  what’s […]

Read More

COLGIN & KELLER

   Life doesn’t get better than this. Thomas Keller’s French Laundry cuisine paired with Colgin Cellars wines served at Ann Colgin and Joe Wender’s hillside “IX Estate” property in the scenic Pritchard Hill of Napa Valley. The first weekend of June, I was at one of my favorite wine events — Auction Napa Valley, a […]

Read More