Mike Tierney

2020 Russian River Valley Rose of Pinot Noir

ARE THINGS (FINALLY) TURNING AROUND?

An atmospheric river has just visited the west coast, leaving much needed rain and snow. Though off to a bumpy start, vaccinations for Covid-19 are becoming available (I am scheduled to receive my first shot this Thursday). Perhaps the biggest news is that tasting rooms are open again! Starting this Friday, February 5th, we will …

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BRAISED CHICKEN WITH LEMON AND CAPERS

With the Holidays drawing to and end, it’s time for simpler dishes. Here is an easy yet elegant main course that uses seasonal lemons and always seasonal Taft Street Sauvignon Blanc. INGREDIENTS: 8 chicken thighs, trimmed Flour, salt and pepper 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 ½ cups Taft …

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Creme Bruelee

Crème Brûlée

With Holiday Season here and with people spending more time at home, attention turns to sweet traditional dishes. Crème brulee has been a longtime favorite and with good reason – it tastes delicious. For a seasonal twist, pair it with our 2020 Pinot Noir Nouveau from the Russian River Valley.  INGREDIENTS:  1 large egg  4 large egg …

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Fall as we like it

Lately things have seemed (almost) normal. Blue skies, warm days, cool nights, grapes picked and pressed – life seems idyllic; and it is (kinda). There is no rain in sight, high winds are occasionally forecast, and the pandemic has changed both our personal and business schedules. But life goes on, providing ample proof for the …

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Gourgeres

Beaujolais Nouveau Day, this year on Thursday, November 19th is a yearly event in France when the first wine of the season is made available. We at Taft Street are offering our rendition of a Pinot Noir Nouveau, made in the same manner as its Beaujolais counterpart. At the winery we will offer samples of …

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And On…

The strangest harvest in memory continued into September; but the lightning, fires heat and smoke appeared to be tapering off, and we were all looking for a quick ending to this very odd year. Then things turned really weird. Another record breaking heat wave visited California last week, bringing with it high winds, fires, unhealthy …

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