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    Of pork, bacon, summer nights and good friends

    …   I’m late to the table with my tale of the Friday Field Dinner from Bacon & Barrels at Saaloos & Sons July 18. Local chefs Jeff Olsson of Buellton’s Industrial Eats and Jake O. Francis, pig farmer at Valley Piggery, combined their culinary talents to craft a meal I’ll not soon forgot. I can still taste the fried trotters (feet, if you…

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    Starting a legal winery? Here are things to consider

    … Starting a legal winery has to be a daunting task, most especially for the people who’ve never been connected to the wine industry. I know that I segued from radio into wine, and it took me at least three years before I was really on any real sure footing. I was contacted by Danielle Rodabaugh, […] The post Starting a legal winery? Here…

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    When the Dust turns to Silk – 2011 Rutherford Cabernets

    … It was a beautiful summer’s day, when we all gathered to taste the 2011 Rutherford Cabernets, at Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook Winery. I need to immediately segue into the late 1990s. I was sitting on a panel for the American Wine Society in Cleveland, Ohio, I believe it was. I was invited to talk about […] The post When the Dust turns…

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