Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Farming by Melvyn Master Our Tortoise Creek Chardonnay (read Janie’s Grapevine post about Chardonnay and Asparagus), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Zinfandel are from a certified sustainably farmed vineyard . But what does that mean? Sustainable...
Asparagus & Chardonnay

Asparagus & Chardonnay

Asparagus & Chardonnay by Janie Master Asparagus is such a true herald of spring.  The spears of this fairy fern brave the last of the winter onslaught to bring us dreams of renewal.  We love them hot, we love them cold.  We dunk green stems in warm butter with a...
Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening Fresh Artichokes and Tortoise Creek Sauvignon Blanc Artichokes by Janie Master The first luscious artichokes have arrived from California for us.  These bulbous thistle-heads make a really spectacular but light supper or lunch dish and are really...
French Wine Trip – December 2015

French Wine Trip – December 2015

French Wine Trip December 2015 by Janie Master Paris was half empty two weeks before Christmas.  Mel and I couldn’t believe it.  The cafes, however, were full of Parisians.  So unbelievably sad to think that the Daesh (ISIS) terrorists who had killed 129 people and...
New Wine Resolutions

New Wine Resolutions

New Wine Resolutions 3 New Wines from Master Wines to Try in 2016 New Wine Resolutions Every year, it’s the same old thing: Lose weight, get in shape, maybe save a buck or two – oh, and how about that interesting hobby that you never seem to really pursue?  The...