I have been a wine enthusiast for three decades, engaging in regular blind tastings with my Friday night wine group, visiting wineries in nearby Napa, Sonoma and numerous other wine destinations around the world. I partake in the rich culinary scene of the San Francisco Bay Area. My extensive red wine collection, housed in an indoor cave, includes much Bordeaux and Rhone, Burgundies and domestic Pinot Noir, and some high end Italian labels. My taste in whites is wide and experimentative. Cases of whites turn over at a fast pace in my garage refrigerator. I conservatively estimate that I taste eight hundred to a thousand labels a year.
For well over a decade I have been sharing my discoveries and opinions in these blogs. From time to time I am also inclined to act as a food critic when a remarkable experience, good or bad, calls for it. Feel free to browse through the diverse subjects in these blogs and chime in with your own thoughts.