Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Will #Malibu wine growers be forced to rip up their vineyards? I break it down on @LA_Mag’s #LiquidLA http://ow.ly/Ay9s1

Will #Malibu wine growers be forced to rip up their vineyards? I break it down on @LA_Mag’s #LiquidLA http://ow.ly/Ay9s1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
#wino in training #santabarbara #urbanwinetrail #latergram from @lesmarchandswine #dancerturnedwino

#wino in training #santabarbara #urbanwinetrail #latergram from @lesmarchandswine #dancerturnedwino

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Finally made it to @lesmarchandswine and geeking out with #vern and #mark who are killing it in such a good way. #Faustine 2013 rosé is off the charts good.  (at Les Marchands)

Finally made it to @lesmarchandswine and geeking out with #vern and #mark who are killing it in such a good way. #Faustine 2013 rosé is off the charts good. (at Les Marchands)

Yesterday: At the edge of #StaRitaHills AVA with John Hilliard of  @HillardBruceVineyards tasting #PinotNoir grapes. Look for my interview with John in Aug @sommjournal #ThePunchDown

Yesterday: At the edge of #StaRitaHills AVA with John Hilliard of @HillardBruceVineyards tasting #PinotNoir grapes. Look for my interview with John in Aug @sommjournal #ThePunchDown

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Juicy and packed with dark black and blue fruit. Nicely integrated oak character and spice and it purrs like a Cheshire Cat. #delectableapp

Juicy and packed with dark black and blue fruit. Nicely integrated oak character and spice and it purrs like a Cheshire Cat. #delectableapp

Friday, July 11, 2014
#SantaBarbara County Wine Makers panel led by Larry Schaffer of @tercerowines — that’s Bob Lindquist of @qupe, Richard Sanford of @AlmaRosaWinery, Ken Brown of @debkenly and Richard Longoria of @LongoriaWines #wbc14

#SantaBarbara County Wine Makers panel led by Larry Schaffer of @tercerowines — that’s Bob Lindquist of @qupe, Richard Sanford of @AlmaRosaWinery, Ken Brown of @debkenly and Richard Longoria of @LongoriaWines #wbc14

Thursday, July 3, 2014
#JonnyJet to SF then up to #Napa

#JonnyJet to SF then up to #Napa

Friday, June 27, 2014
In case you missed it: Don’t Be a Grape Racist - stop embarrassing yourself via @thrillist by yours truly. Here: ow.ly/ypAW6

In case you missed it: Don’t Be a Grape Racist - stop embarrassing yourself via @thrillist by yours truly. Here: ow.ly/ypAW6

Sunday, June 22, 2014
The #CroMagnut (all butter croissant deep fried). Thank you @donut_friend!

The #CroMagnut (all butter croissant deep fried). Thank you @donut_friend!

Saturday, June 7, 2014
2011 Pheasant’s Tears, Chinuri, Kartli. Unfiltered Georgian #AmberWine aged in a large earthenware #Qvevri lined with beeswax.

2011 Pheasant’s Tears, Chinuri, Kartli. Unfiltered Georgian #AmberWine aged in a large earthenware #Qvevri lined with beeswax.

Friday, June 6, 2014
I say, my dear boy, it is invariably time for #wine. Well said, sir. Thank you sir.

I say, my dear boy, it is invariably time for #wine. Well said, sir. Thank you sir.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
This @trefethenfamily 2012 #Chardonnay is a gem to emulate: citrus, smoke and brioche provide the basis for a sensual, seductive glass of white wine. This family is all #1976ParisTastingFame

This @trefethenfamily 2012 #Chardonnay is a gem to emulate: citrus, smoke and brioche provide the basis for a sensual, seductive glass of white wine. This family is all #1976ParisTastingFame

Saturday, May 24, 2014
#memorialday via #PlinyTheElder

#memorialday via #PlinyTheElder

Friday, May 23, 2014
#StoneTheCrows single vineyard (Three Twins Vineyard) overlooking Lake Hennessy vintages 2010, 2011. B2B vintage variation with fruit/floral components with 2011 showing more restraint, but sublime structure from both—-a testament to the vineyard. @Monteverro 2010 Chard is bright and demanding of the Tacos I am about to whip up. #MemorialDay weekend kickoff.

#StoneTheCrows single vineyard (Three Twins Vineyard) overlooking Lake Hennessy vintages 2010, 2011. B2B vintage variation with fruit/floral components with 2011 showing more restraint, but sublime structure from both—-a testament to the vineyard. @Monteverro 2010 Chard is bright and demanding of the Tacos I am about to whip up. #MemorialDay weekend kickoff.