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Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 1.

It’s good to throw some sporting competition into your life. It helps you set definable goals that, with hard work and training – and a certain degree of luck come...
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The sun sets on the Sullivan vineyard outside Mazzocco at the end of what was labeled Winter WINEland but could as easily have been called the T-Shrt weather WINEland.

Sonoma Winter WINEland 7: Mazzocco

(Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6) After our trip to Ridge, we still had time to squeeze in one more winery on the Winter WINEland...
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Up and coming Events

Over the coming few weeks, I will be making the following public/media appearances. WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 ALL HOPPED UP (AND READY TO GO): Monthly music and talk show on WGXC Radio, 90.7...
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Yours truly standing alongside some ancient Zinfandel vines at the Lytton Springs vineyard, outside the Ridge winery.

Sonoma Winter WINEland 6: RIdge

(Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4  Part 5) It wasn’t our first destination, but RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS was always the number one stop on my Northern Sonoma Winter...
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Sonoma Winter WINEland 5: Martin Ray

(Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4) At MARTIN RAY WINERY, located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, we were greeted with an enticing Martin Ray 2011...
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Tasting Pinot Noir in the Mueller cellars.

Sonoma Winter WINEland 4: Mueller

(Part 1   Part 2   Part 3) Our only stop on the Northern Sonoma Winter WINEland to pour exclusively from the Russian River Valley was MUELLER, established twenty years...
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The wines of Taft Street, excellent value for money.

Sonoma Winter WINEland 3: Taft Street

(Part 1  Part 2) The crew behind TAFT STREET Winery, our second stop on northern Sonoma’s Winter WINEland 2013, call themselves “garagistes,” a French term that came into vogue in Bordeaux...
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The Cherry Ridge Syrah was laid out alongside bowls of the spices and fruit that are often considered 'ingredients' in such a wine.

Sonoma Winter WINEland Part 2: Dutton-Goldfield

(Part 1) First stop on the Winter WINEland trail: DUTTON-GOLDFIELD, where we were formally greeted outside the tasting room with a glass of their 2011 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay Russian River...
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