Monthly Archives: December 2014


ROME We prepared to go to Rome by reading a variety of books that were every bit as delicious as the foods and wines themselves. There is a movement in Italy toward replicating the ancient wines of the Romans, who were wine saavy from top to bottom. We set out to find and drink wines […]


ZINFANDEL: A PERSONAL HISTORY This most mysterious of grapes hasn’t changed much in the past 165 years, but the uses, perception and history of it have. As a student at San Francisco State University in the 70’s I proposed doing my history thesis on the zinfandel grape and was met with the stunned silence that […]