Chocolate Torte and Zin = Valentine Treat

This one has LOVE all over it. Ingredients 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup flour Powdered sugar 2 cups berries (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries) Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter a 10 inch springform pan; dust with sugar. Melt sugar …

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The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition results are in and Taft Street took home three silver and two bronze medals: Silver – 2009 Russian River Valley Chardonnay (not yet released) Silver – 2008 Garagistes Chardonnay Silver – 2008 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Bronze – 2007 Dry Creek Valley Syrah Bronze – 2007 Garagistes Pinot Noir The Public Tasting is Saturday, …

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SF Chronicle Wine Competition Best of Class

The results of the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition are in! Sixty-three professional wine judges from throughout the United States evaluated 4,913 wines from over 1,500 wineries across the country and Taft Street’s 2008 Russian River Valley Chardonnay was a Best of Class and Judges’ Choice Winner! This is the second Best of Class award for the 2008 vintage. It …

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Black Pepper & Sao Jorge Biscotti

This Sunday I will serve the annual savory biscotti to complement our array of wines for the local wine club members. We use our local favorite cheese, a cow’s milk farmer’s cheese from local cheesemaker Joe Matos, but Parmigiano-Regggiano is a fine substitute. INGREDIENTS 1 ½ tablespoons freshly ground pepper 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons …

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