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November 23, 2018

Great news, Winos!

In February I'll be moving to New Zealand to make wine. So that's pretty cool! Expect more videos chronicling my adventures as a cellar hand. 

But, before I leave San Francisco, there are 11 bottles of wine I have to drink in no particular order. I'll be writing about these wines as I drink them with their ba...

September 9, 2018

Pet-Nats: the pet name for Pétillant-Naturel, or "naturally sparkling" wines. What the heck are they and why the heck are they so trendy right now? GREAT QUESTION, READER. Let's dive in. 

"Pet-Nat" is a term used for sparkling wines made in the ancestral method. The ancestral method looks like this: 

Basically, hipsters th...

August 7, 2018

…But I do not think it means what you think it means.

Navigating a wine list is hard, I totally get it. Day in and day out, guests come into our wine bar and find it's easier to just ask for a recommendation. It’s my favorite part of the job! They give me an idea of what they usually like and I find a wine that will fit them like...

July 15, 2018

Whether you're having fun in the sun or you're made in the shade, there's a wine for that. 

Picnicking with Friends: Prosecco

It's true: bubbles class up every occasion. It doesn't matter how simple your snacks are because as soon as everyone here's the pop of a cork, they know it's a party! Prosecco is typically pretty fruity so it...

June 28, 2017

The big three when it comes to wine and food pairing are acid, tannin, and flavors. 


A chef once told me, "If you taste a dish and it needs something but you can't put your finger on what, the answer is probably acid." Acids like lemon and lime juice brighten and enhance flavors in food, and wines with those flavors can do t...

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