Monthly Archives: October 2010

Wine Labels

It’s hard for me not to agree with this article about labels on wine bottles. Transparency is a good thing. If consumers knew what goes into most of the bottles they buy, they might opt for more natural wine.

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The Battle for Wine and Love

I finished reading The Battle for Wine and Love by Alice Feiring today. This book is a must-read on the topic of natural wine and although I ended up learning a lot more about Alice than I intended to, I … Continue reading

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Feeling Classy @ RN74

Tonight was a bit expensive. Wine tastings were about twice as expensive as what we are used to in San Francisco. Very decent wine menu, although not that many choices from California. France was king. Details at RN74 are important. … Continue reading

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The Origins of Natural Wine

Where does it come from? Here is snippet from an article from Jon Bonné: The natural wine movement grew out of a group of French vintners disillusioned with the prevalence of chemical farming and the loss, in their view, of … Continue reading

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Take II @ Arlequin

We went back to Arlequin last Friday. The objective was to interview Ian, the wine buyer of the place. We’re quite satisfied with the result and we will craft a little capsule about Ian’s artsy approach to his trade. As … Continue reading

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Hardware Trouble

We spent a fair share of the last couple of days trying to sort out the hardware we are going to need to shoot the documentary. In the end, we settled on the Canon Rebel T2i as the main video … Continue reading

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Feeling at Home @ the Local Mission Eatery

Another splendid evening, at the Local Mission Eatery. This venue is charming, modest, and food is exceptional. If this was home, we’d be in heaven.     Marc Olivier, Muscadet, Loire, 2009 (white) fresh, a tad of lemon, acid, very … Continue reading

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Generous Wine Tasting @ Arlequin

Tonight was a detour to Arlequin.     Chard., Broadsite ‘James Berry’ Paso Robles 2009 (white) round, creamy, acid, a little sweet, delicious! 3/5 Sky Vineyards Rose of zinfandel Mt Veeder Napa Valley 2009 (rose) Glimpse of raspberry on the … Continue reading

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Educative Natural Wine Tasting @ Barbacco

What a night! 9 incredible wine tastings tonight @ Barbacco! Charming and very knowledgeable Gretchen was very generous of her time and gave us valuable wine descriptions. She even gave us 2 free tastings from Oregon!     Poco a … Continue reading

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Cable Car Approaching on California St.


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