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I figure it’s about time we gave Kermit Lynch a shout-out. After all, we have been loyal fans drinking his wine for almost a decade now. As most of you oenophiles already know, Kermit Lynch is somewhat of a living legend in the wine importing world. He is highly respected for his portfolio of wines, […]


  A lot of people hold the misconception that Bouillabaisse is difficult to make, most likely because its French and it involves fish. The truth is, its really just all about the stock. If you can get the soup base right, you can throw in just about any white fleshed fish or shellfish and come […]


Point Reyes & Fontina Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions Ingredients:  1 loaf ciabatta bread, 6 ounces Point Reyes blue cheese, 8 ounces Fontina cheese, 2 Vidalia onions (cut into 1/8 inch slices), olive oil, salt, pepper.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Heat frying pan over medium heat.  Add olive oil and onions.  Reduce […]


  Nose: limestone, lemon zest, and white peach, with subtle hints of vanilla custard Palate: soft, minerally, and fresh; perfect pairing with a salty crudo.    Notes: region- Santa Ynez, California; varietal- 100% Sauvignon Blanc; the grapes are given 24 hours skin contact before being moved into stainless steel tanks for aging, which gives the […]


This week’s CSA basket contained a gorgeous set of mini heirloom tomatoes.  That, paired with Santa Monica Seafood’s weekly special on fresh pacific snapper, gave birth to this week’s recipe…naughty snapper.  One part puttanesca, one part cioppinio, and one part pantry raid, this dish turned out so good, I even tapped into my cellar for […]


While in the Blue Ridge Mountains last week, we met a fisherman, named Bubba, who happened to be one of the most prominent fishing guides in the region. After spending a considerable amount of time teaching us about the beauty of fly fishing (spending hours on the water surrounded by nothing but stillness, silence, and […]


The last few weeks have been full of great opportunities to cook out with friends, open wine, and enjoy the slow and lazy summer nights. There have been too many good ones to detail in full, but here’s a short list of some of the more interesting and notable bottles: Albert Sounit Crémant de Bourgogne […]