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In The Glass: Pigato di Albenga – Ma Renè 2010

by  |  25-10-2011

We walked in to Biondivino and said, “We need a white wine to go with paella!” Off the top of her head, the owner, Ceri said, “Pigato di Albenga” and as we found out the... more » We walked in to Biondivino and said, “We need a white wine... more »

The Hidden Vine reopens on Merchant Street

by  |  18-10-2011

For some reason, the Jackson Square District in San Francisco generally doesn’t get a lot of love. While a wonderful area full of 19th century, Gold Rush-era buildings, it’s completely dead after 6-7PM. The area... more » For some reason, the Jackson Square District in San Francisco generally doesn’t... more »

Two Sisters Bar & Books opens

by  |  13-10-2011

The San Francisco Hayes Valley neighborhood has just picked up a mighty cool new spot called Two Sisters Bar & Books. Basically, it’s a bar (wine, beer, cocktails, coffee, and tea), with books (for trading... more » The San Francisco Hayes Valley neighborhood has just picked up a mighty... more »

The re-branded wines

by  |  05-10-2011

In coming home the other day, I pulled the Cole Hardware mailer out of my box. This is a local hardware store that, despite my pleas to the contrary keeps sending me a paper advertisement... more » In coming home the other day, I pulled the Cole Hardware mailer... more »

Blason 2009 Malvasia & 2009 Franconia

by  |  03-10-2011

It’s always fun to take a chance on unfamiliar wines. Sometimes you get burned and other times you find something fantastic. It was something from a bit of both sides in these two Blason wines... more » It’s always fun to take a chance on unfamiliar wines. Sometimes you... more »

Google Places wine in San Francisco

by  |  28-09-2011

For those who may think that Yelp.com is a mafia controlling the flow of information for restaurants and bars while basically offering a “protection money” plan to skim out bad reviews (it is), Google Places... more » For those who may think that Yelp.com is a mafia controlling the... more »

Vinologue coverage on Scoutmob San Francisco

by  |  24-09-2011

We need to give a great deal of thanks to Scoutmob SF for their recent coverage this week. For those who aren’t aware of Scoutmob, it’s similar to Groupon and Living Social except that it... more » We need to give a great deal of thanks to Scoutmob SF... more »

Molinari’s, the splendor and disappointment

by  |  12-09-2011

Molinari’s is one of those fine establishments in San Francisco that just keeps on doing what it’s doing without much fanfare in the food scene. I’ve been going there for nearly 15 years now and... more » Molinari’s is one of those fine establishments in San Francisco that just... more »

Sitting down to Mr. Pollo

by  |  06-09-2011

Just a few steps down from the 24th Street Bart Station and a 1980’s era McDonald’s sits Mr. Pollo. It is one of those hidden-but-known dining gems in San Francisco that you’ll hear any local... more » Just a few steps down from the 24th Street Bart Station and... more »

Fatted Calf Happy Hour: Meet your meat

by  |  03-09-2011

One of the unfortunate 21st century elements of life in the US is that the butcher has really become an endangered species. While the supermarket meat offer can be decent at times, it’s never amazing,... more » One of the unfortunate 21st century elements of life in the US... more »