Great Beer: Weihenstephan Vitus

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Oktoberfest might be over in Germany, but it’s still going strong in the U.S., and I’m still celebrating. While WEIHENSTEPHAN’s Vitus may not be traditional Oktoberfest fare, it’s still a German beer. Better yet, it’s a Bavarian beer, and better better yet, it’s a really tasty, delicious Bavarian beer! I’m sure there are a brave... Read more →

Great Wine: Merry Edwards Coopersmith Pinot Noir

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Excitement at my fingertips, with Coravin in hand, just to see how this wine—inarguably one of the finest and most quintessential Pinot Noirs of the Russian River Valley—has evolved. 2013 was a marvelous vintage, and time has only made the year fonder in our hearts. Flutters of anticipation as the dense, purplish ruby wine pours out of... Read more →


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It’s not much of a stretch to put Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties on the short list of the most beautiful places on earth. Mountains, ocean, farms, pastures, vineyards, impossibly steep potholed roads, blue skies unhurriedly flowing into gorgeous sunsets—that’s Northern California wine and beer country. The devastating fires that... Read more →