Tag: California

Great Lodi Wines, Part I: Acquiesce Winery

Great Lodi Wines, Part I: Acquiesce Winery

At first blush, "acquiesce" would seem to be a peculiar choice for the name of a winery.  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the verb "acquiesce" means:  "accept something reluctantly but without protest."  Sue Tipton is the owner and winemaker of Acquiesce Winery in Lodi, California, a wine region whose most commonly planted varietal is … Continue reading Great Lodi Wines, Part I: Acquiesce Winery

Lodi: You’ll want to get stuck there

Lodi: You’ll want to get stuck there

Most of us know the words of that classic Credence Clearwater Revival song, "Lodi." Just about a year ago I set out on the road Seekin' my fame and fortune Lookin' for a pot of gold Thing got bad things got worse I guess you will know the tune Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again … Continue reading Lodi: You’ll want to get stuck there

You have to be game to eat at Dirty Water

You have to be game to eat at Dirty Water

Our friends Tracy and Marty were visiting from Southern California recently and we decided to go to San Francisco and hang out for the weekend.  For our Saturday night dinner, our friends suggested that we try an eatery in the city, Dirty Water, that was new to all of us.  It turns out that one … Continue reading You have to be game to eat at Dirty Water

So long October, and good riddance

So long October, and good riddance

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

10 Personal Lessons from Wine Country fires

10 Personal Lessons from Wine Country fires

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