Tag Archive for Wine

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Top Spirits, Wine & Beer in January

  Most days, I’m tasting a wide range of spirits, wines and beers, whether at restaurants and bars, distilleries, wineries or breweries or as samples crossing my desk. For January, here are 3 wine standouts, a spirits highlight and a notable mead. WINES of the MONTH – 2013 Azienda Agricola COS Frappato from Sicily: On Shelly Lindgren‘s impeccable Italian wine… Read more →

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5 Wine Picks for December

Many wines cross my desk or are tasted at numerous restaurants and bars I visit almost night… For December, here are 5 wines that stood out in the last 4 weeks, whether by the bottle or tasted at a local restaurant/bar. 1. 2012 Margalleau Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc ($16) Recently at Gitane, I fell for the mineral, citrus notes of… Read more →

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3 New SF Wine Bars; Cocktails at Hapa Ramen, Crystal Jade + La Taberna & The Farmer & The Fox in Napa

From my numerous articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some of this coverage here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Wine 3 new SF wine bars you should know Cocktails Hapa Ramen opens its first brick-and-mortar – with cocktails –… Read more →

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3 Killer Wines on Menus Now, Barrel Head Brewhouse, French Spirits Bar Programs, Urchin Bistrot & Best Drinks of Eat Drink SF

From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some of this coverage here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for the Bay Area here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. Cocktails/Spirits – First Look: What to Drink at the new URCHIN BISTROT in the Mission -… Read more →

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Tales of the Cocktail Wins 2014, Wine Bars in Napa & Oakland, Cocktails at SF, Oakland & Sonoma Restaurants

From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some of this coverage here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for the Bay Area here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. Cocktails San Francisco wins at TALES OF THE COCKTAIL ERIK ADKINS’ cocktails at CHARLES PHAN new… Read more →

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Lodi’s Lighter Side: White & Rosè Wines

In the heat-drenched valleys of Lodi, between Sacramento and Stockton, one expects big, jammy red wines and there are those. But there’s also a surprising number of deliciously affordable whites and roses, in a range of varietals, from the dry soils of the region. Thanks to Charles Communications, I’ve enjoyed a number of tastings with Lodi winemakers in recent months.… Read more →

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