Gold Rush

We are now at the height of Crush, with truckloads of gorgeous fruit arriving daily. It’s all hands on deck and then some, as Harvest 2009 appears to be a winner. Certainly Taft Street is a winner. For those not in touch over the past week, we collected 4 GOLD MEDALS AT THE Sonoma County …

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Wine & Spirits Year’s Best

Wine & Spirits Magazine rated two of Taft Street Winery’s Chardonnays among the 40 exceptional (90+ points) North American Chardonnays over the past 12 months! The 2007 Russian River Valley Garagiste Chardonnay received 91 pts and the 2007 Russian River Valley Chardonnay received 90 pts and a Best Buy!!!

MORE MUSINGS . . . .

These mornings find me in long pants and sweatshirt. The fog lingers well into the day. Very definitely a cooler than average summer in our neck of the woods. Yet the harvesting continues. I’ve already picked and dried several hundred plum tomatoes, am fermenting several gallons of Asian pear cider vinegar, and have dug up …

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BACK IN SONOMA COUNTY

July 16, 2009 How does it feel to return from the exotic Orient with its fantastic foods, adventuresome traffic, suspect air, and nonstop activity? Pretty damn good, actually. Back to a budgetless land with little water, few jobs, and a dismal economy. There are, however, a few positives. Taft Street wine is widely available (if …

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BACK IN SONOMA COUNTY

July 16, 2009 How does it feel to return from the exotic Orient with its fantastic foods, adventuresome traffic, suspect air, and nonstop activity? Pretty damn good, actually. Back to a budgetless land with little water, few jobs, and a dismal economy. There are, however, a few positives. Taft Street wine is widely available (if …

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NI HOU FROM YUNNAN PROVINCE There is quite a contrast between the megalopolis of Shanghai and the southeastern province of Yunnan. From the Himalayan peaks down to the rainforest bordering Myannmar and Laos, Yunnan is the most diverse province in China, both geographically and ethnically. The city of LiJiang is a UNESCO World Heritage site, …

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