I just realized that this is my last column of the year. I'm not ready for 2013 because I'm not quite finished with 2012. Here are some bits and pieces I want to get in the previous 23 columns but just couldn't find the space. So here is the leftover pulp that's been fermenting during 2012.
The editor laughed at me the other day when I suggested we break with tradition and have prime rib for Thanksgiving dinner.
It is hard to believe I've been writing this column for five years.
Gov. Jerry Brown has proclaimed September as California Wine Month. It's the eighth consecutive year wineries across the Golden State are popping corks, hosting special tastings and harvest tours and providing hands-on wine immersion experiences to celebrate California's diverse wine regions.
See it, swirl it, smell it. Sip it, swallow or spit it. Now summarize it. The end. I covered these steps in a Wine Line column in 2008, and it hasn't changed.
See it, swirl it, smell it. Sip it, swallow or spit it. Now summarize it. The end.I covered these steps in a Wine Line column in 2008, and it hasn't changed.
I recently received several emails from readers suggesting I visit Vista Ranch and Cellars.
Ficklin Vineyards of Madera has received the California State Fair's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for wine industry leadership and contributions to the advancement of California enology and viticulture.
I read about wine all the time. It's what I do. All wine, all the time.