March 13, 2020

Esther Mobley recently published an article in the S.F. Chronicle about 

Synthetic Wine.

Call us narrow minded but Isn't it bad enough that we have

- synthetic hormones (lots of issues)

- synthetic intelligence (that might be useful if it doesn't destroy us)

- syntheti...

January 17, 2020

Ahh Jeez - we don't know.

Perhaps people drink wine while riding in airplanes and therefore over-post on Facebook??

Hmm, that's probably not it.

In which case you'll just have to ask our President given that he's the one advocating a 100% tariff on European wine, cheese a...

October 23, 2019

Admittedly this title was just to pique your curiosity -  today's terminology would be "clickbait" but we're not trying to steal your data or sell you anything ... just give you the option to read a bit about wine if you so choose.

The fact that ancient Romans cons...

September 26, 2019

 Most of you know that that we have a small but nice selection of beers and ciders (& a bit of Sake) in our tasting area but those who venture sideways into that area sometimes come upon an odd inclusion to the lineup:

Paleokerisio is an Orange Wine (extended skin conta...

August 24, 2019

Wine Transportation

Although wine is generally transported by rail, boat, plane and truck perhaps the solution for vino's "last mile" is by bicycle!

Obviously Brad thinks so and has the proper equipment already mounted to his bike to properly complete the task!  


August 2, 2019

Shark What?

Elizabeth is obsessed with Sharks, or at least 

Shark Week, but hopes that they don't return the attention.  In her words:

 "Shark Week!! 

To celebrate these phenomenal creatures of the sea I headed out to the beach with an appropriate boogie board which p...

May 10, 2019

Lucky Guess?

(follow up to Texture post)

You may wish to consider this nothing more than an exercise of patting oneself on the back while swirling liquid around one's mouth and rubbing your belly at the same time.

Not as easily done, we might say, as one may think - best...

April 26, 2019

I'm sure you think of, or subconsciuously note, it when trying on new clothing, feeling a smooth rock, or perhaps while walking barefoot on a beach. However, not many think of texture when drinking a wine. I almost always do, yet am often guilty of not mentioning it wh...

April 26, 2019

We would to express our appreciation to all of those who took the time to vote for us for Oakland Magazine's Best of 2019.

We realize that such awards are largely beauty contests - but it's nice to be acknowledged, if only for the beauty of our contents and service, and...

January 18, 2019

Before we go on what exactly is the difference between Motherland and Fatherland again?

Dad's larger with different plumage?

We celebrate one in May and ignore the other in June?

We don't know but that's probably all right as the distinction can't be all that important -...

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