State of the Street

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A significant uptick in Covid-19 cases in California has delayed the reopening of sections of the state’s economy. For the wine industry restaurant sales remain virtually nonexistent, and in Sonoma County Tasting Room activities are limited to reservation-only parties who must sit at socially distanced tables. This will undoubtedly change, but no one has been …


Weirdness Reigns

In the cellar Melissa and crew continue doing their magic of the wines of 2019, bottling for clients, and starting preparations for this year’s harvest. It is still early and we have just gone through a brief hot spell, but vineyards look healthy and happy. The Tasting Room remains closed. A number of wineries in …

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We in wine country are currently enjoying our annual mock spring, with blue skies and temperatures in the 70’s. It is usually followed by another couple of months of wintry weather (for us), but we are enjoying it while we can. It gives growers the opportunity to access their vineyards for seasonal pruning; an added …

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Cheesy Popovers

It’s the time of year for roasts, stews and hearty soups. A wonderful (and easy) accompaniment to any of the above is this month’s dish – cheesy popovers. Simple ingredients, quickly put together and a crowd pleaser; you can serve this with any Taft Street wine. INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon melted butter, plus more for greasing …

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