State of the Street

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Much can be said about the wine business – but being dull is not one of them. The usual vagaries – fickle weather, soil fertility, pestilence, changing consumer tastes – are all expected parts of the game. Add to these a pandemic along with its severe economic consequences, catastrophic climate threats, (e.g. Western US drought), …

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Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor

Just returned from a friend’s wedding in Baja California, where a large crowd consumed copious amounts of terrific food and beverages (tequila, mezcal, cervezas and Taft Street wine). Tacos were ever present – here is one of my favorite renditions. INGREDIENTS: 1 3 pound boneless pork loin 1 white onion, chopped 1 pineapple; peeled, cored, …

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Russian River Valley Holiday 2021

As the Skies Open

What a difference a month makes! Over 10” of rain fell in just two days last week; more rain fell yesterday, and more is forecast for tomorrow. The drought may not be over, but fire season for this year definitely is. Here’s hoping this continues for a (long) while.  Our 40th harvest ended just before the rains …

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Harvest #40

In these first days of September the weather remains (too) dry, the skies are (sorta) blue, and our 40th harvest is in full swing. Unlike recent years, the wildfires that have plagued our state are for the most part not affecting wine growing areas. Though it appears the harvest will not be huge, grape quality …

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