For many in Northern California wine country, October was wicked and haunted indeed. Today, on the last day of the month, we say goodbye to October 2017 and welcome November with open arms and a spirit of optimism and hope. Last weekend we took to the car and drove about 250 miles through Napa and … Continue reading So long October, and good riddance
Two weeks after the first wildfire started its deadly tear through Northern California wine country, we are taking stock of things and wondering "what did we do wrong?" and "what could we have done better?" Today's post will be more in the nature of a confessional because, in retrospect, we should have been so much … Continue reading 10 Personal Lessons from Wine Country fires
As most everyone knows, it has been a devastating four days in Napa Valley and neighboring Sonoma County. Devastating wildfires have raged through our communities since late Sunday night, initially driven by winds that gusted at nearly 70 miles per hour. At 1:30 a.m. Monday, the sound of someone banging on the front door and … Continue reading #NapaStrong. Proud of my community.
Visitors to Northern California wine country who enjoy nature and a modest amount of exercise should carve out a few hours to paddle the picturesque and serene Russian River. For more than a decade we have made it a goal to canoe the river at least once a year; this year we found ourselves a … Continue reading This river is Russian, not rushin’
There is a winery in Paso Robles - Dracaena Wines - that we have been hearing about for the past year or so. Friends and fellow bloggers have posted about the winery's Cabernet Franc and the reviews have been positively glowing. On more than one occasion we visited the Dracaena website and took a closer … Continue reading This is what I call a drinking problem