Decoded: On Breathing & Decanting

Most simply put, Breathing is allowing the wine to interact with Oxygen with the cork removed or poured into a decanter.  Decanting is the process of separating the sediment in your wine from the juice you desire (and possibly waited years to try).  Nothing is worse than an…

Wagyu New York Strip Steak

Steak time!  Nuff said. As always, click on the recipe card below for a 4×6 printable version. Remove the steak from the refrigerator 10 minutes or so before cooking. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot.  Season the beef with salt and pepper and…

Our Top 3 Netflix Pairings!

The weather is warming up, the sun is out, and it’s time to step outside and enjoy the summer, but let’s be honest, we’ve been flexing our binge-watching muscles all winter and spring, so this is no time to let that slide!  The next time you Netflix and chill, here’s…

It’s National Cheese Day!

In honor of National Cheese Day, we’d like to take a little time to enjoy some cheese and wine!  A match made in heaven, but why?  What is it that makes this classic combination so enjoyable to so many people from all walks of life?  According to research,…

Rack of Lamb with Roasted Spring Vegetables

Spring is in full swing, and Summer is rapidly approaching for those of us on the West Coast.  What better way to celebrate than with an incredibly delicious rack of Lamb with fresh seasonal veggies!  This dish will be great addition to your dinner arsenal for pleasing discerning…

Big Boys in Bordeaux

by: Cameron, staff From Cameron’s recollections of his European trip in 1993: I’ll never forget being in Bordeaux with my friend who is Julio Gallo’s grandson and we went to the top Chateau there and flashed his father’s card from E & J Gallo as a president of…