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Featured Wines

Failla, 2011 Chardonnay, Keefer Ranch, Russian River Valley

 Failla, 2011 Chardonnay, Keefer Ranch.  $48

I agree with Antonio Galloni, who writes “This is as good as it gets”.  I have a minuscule allocation, so get it while supplies last! 

Midsummer Cellars, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cañon Creek Vineyard

 Midsummer Cellars, 2011 Estate Cabernet, Napa $44

From Rollie and Sally Heitz, of the Heitz family pedigree, this is an undiscovered gem from hillside fruit a thousand feet above the valley floor.  A miserly 480 cases produced.

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Duck Breast With Mustard Greens, Turnips, And Radishes

This Bon Apetit recipe is easily adapted – don’t care for turnips?  Try small red potatoes (sauteed or roasted in the duck fat!)  Not big on Mustard Greens?  Substitute Frisee, or a mild rocket/arugula, or if you strive for “painfully hip”, chopped kale in the sweet Asian dressing you’ll find in my recipe (search this blog for […]

Recipe – Perfect Homemade Meatballs

Meatballs are delicious when perfectly made.  Otherwise, they’re better relegated to your slingshot than your table.  The key to the perfect meatball is minimal handling – don’t touch your meatballs too much and they won’t end up being too dense.  And as you likely know, dense, gummy balls will end up as over-cooked chunks of gravel.  Probably […]

Winemaker Cathy Corison Earns Raves From NYT

Wine collectors on my special calling list know of my ongoing love affair with the wines of Cathy Corison.  A lucky few were able to acquire a limited amount from my measly, preciously small allocation. I’d discovered the sublime joy of Corison Cabernet almost two decades ago when I was lucky enough to attend a vertical tasting featuring five different […]

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