Aug
10

San Francisco Reflections: A Journey Through Natural Wine

To commence a journey one needs a place to begin, a place from which perspectives can be formed. It is from this *beginning* that revelations gain their meaning and epiphanies

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Aug
25

San Francisco Profile: Boulevard Restaurant

My final delight at the Wine Bloggers Conference was a dinner at San Francisco’s Boulevard Restaurant, which I believe was awarded a Michelin star in the most recent guide. California

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Mar
15

San Francisco Profile: Press Club

Having opened in September 2008, Press Club is a new venture into the world of urban tasting rooms, representing eight respected Napa producers. I recently spent a few hours there

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Jan
20

San Francisco Profile: Toronados

Beer bars are a special place for me. Places where friendly geeks gather in an unpretentious setting and slowly enjoy some amazing and relatively cheap works of craft. Toronado’s is

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Jan
17

San Francisco Profile: Fish and Farm

San Francisco is unfolding itself to me as a wonderful city for food. Restaurants are abundant not just in quantity, but also in quality and affordability. Fish and Farm is

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Jan
12

San Francisco Profile: CAV Wine Bar

This is the sort of place I wish we would see in Canada, but that licensing and distribution laws make impossible: a wine bar that specializes in smaller producers and

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Jan
11

San Francisco Profile: Ferry Plaza Wine Bar

So back when I first visited San Francisco in 2007 I stumbled upon a wine bar in the Ferry Building that looked pretty interesting. However, it wasn’t until 2009 that

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Jan
11

San Francisco Profile: City Beer

Just-Grapes (being me) has successfully relocated to our new temporary home in Berkeley, California. For the next 18 weeks I will be posting all my notes and updates from this