Month: September 2010

Sonoma County Harvest Fair

More than 1000 wines using Sonoma County Grapes are entered annually in Sonoma County Fair’s Professional Wine Competition. This competition is the largest regional wine competition in the nation. Judges — 25 of them — come from across the US, and from other countries to sit on a judging panel in three days of blind …

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Mid-Month Musings

Harvest has finally arrived (sort of). We took in 5 tons of Pinot Gris on Monday (September 13th); but here we are on the 16th of September with nothing more to show for ourselves. That will change, as tomorrow we expect a significant amount of Pinot Noir. Things should change big time next week, especially …

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Weather Woes

Mother Nature dealt yet another woe to North Coast grape growers last week, as 105+ degree temperatures were experienced throughout the area. What made the situation particularly dire was the fact that many growers had trimmed the canopies of the vines to allow more air circulation to combat potential mildew. This left the grape bunches …

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Chicken Tomatillo Enchiladas

Here’s a green take on lasagna/enchiladas; with tomatillos and cilantro playing major roles. It’s a good dish to serve on those warm September nights. Ingredients 2 pounds tomatillos, husked, rinsed and quartered 12 ounces chicken broth 2 cups green onions, sliced 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 2 cups cilantro, chopped 2 serrano chiles, sliced …

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