Archive for April, 2009

You always know a bottle of wine is going to be great when there is a story behind it. Last weekend I had the pleasure of opening this 2005 vintage of Hope and Grace Pinot Noir from Monterey County. My wine guy at McArthur Beverages didn’t think for more than a split second when I […]


I came across a link to Slow Food USA as I was searching the amazing Palate Food and Wine website.  The memorable experiences I have had at this new Glendale, CA restaurant/wine bar/wine store, coupled with the emphasis on local and organic food, convinced me to at least post a short blog giving this place props.  However, […]


The Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market is located in the heart of one of Washington, DC’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. It’s where many of the local growers and farmers from around the Chesapeake Bay region gather and bring their best every Sunday. Rain or shine, it’s always a memorable event. Last weekend, I made my […]