Back in the Day Stuff

St. Claire Hotel in San Jose

From the Archives: Visiting a Taste of Paso Robles

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And since my “official photographer” and I snapped almost 200 pictures over the weekend, it took quite a while to go through everything and edit out the bad, the extraneous, the redundant, and the embarrassing, and put the remainder in galleries.
Wine Tasting at Home

From the Archives: Wine Tasting Pointers

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If you want to serve a wine that may be a little pricey, don’t be afraid to get measured pourers! They are easily hand washable, but don’t do well in garbage disposals. Don’t ask.
red wine

From the Archives - Two Glasses

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However, I decided that I needed to bring more of these back because they display some pretty **cough cough** nice writing on my part. Especially this one, which I guess I really didn't write at all. Never mind.
John Curtas & Me!

Spotlight on John Curtas

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This was the interview I did in 2008 with John Curtas, our own intrepid restaurant critic who has gone on to bigger and better things, including Iron Chef America judge, author, and separated-at-birth celebrity!
Robert Parker

Robert Parker, Wine, and Menopause

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So why is it that the overwhelming majority of official wine tasters and critics are men? It's not because they're better at the sniffing or tasting. It's because they have better memories. And because they don’t go through menopause.