Monthly Archives: March 2012

El Dorado County Passport 2012 Coming

It is that time of the year again.  The El Dorado County Wine Makers Association’s Passport event is only a few weeks away.  The food and wine pairing event will be held on the weekends of 14-15 April and 21-22 April.  The roads around Placerville will be buzzing with wine-o’s! (In the best possible way). […]

Opinionated Interview: Mark McKenna

This is the next in my occasional series of interviews with wine makers and others in the industry.  Late last year I interviewed Mark McKenna by email.  Mark is the wine maker and General Manager at Andis Wines in Plymouth, California.  I recently uncorked a bottle of the Andis 2009 Reserve Cabernet Franc.  I raved […]

Three Wineries to Carry Pour Me Another

I am happy to say that Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines will be available for purchase in three Gold Country wineries! In El Dorado County, Jodar Vineyards and Winery will be carrying my book.  In Amador County, both Sera Fina Cellars and Amador Cellars will be selling my book.  All […]

The Drops of God, Tadashi Okimoto

The Drops of God – A Graphic Novel About Wine

I am probably hopelessly out of date with this posting, but, I’m a bit of a fuddy-duddy at times.  I’ve never seen an episode of The Wire, or The Sopranos.  I find many critically acclaimed TV shows unbearably bad…yet I can’t wait for the next episode of American Idol. Sigh. I know. Don’t start. So […]