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Posted: December 10, 2014 By Tim Fish
There just aren't enough days in the year to drink all the good wine. Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2014 is always my go-to list, but I also have personal favorites. They aren't necessarily the highest-rated, but these wines left an impression with me for all sorts of reasons—the mood I was in, the people I was with and the food I was eating. Some I tasted blind, others I didn't.
Posted: December 8, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: November 30, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: November 19, 2014 By Tim Fish
Wine people overthink Thanksgiving. Just chill.
My advice is to put out a spread of wine, a bottle of this and that, so friends and family can experiment themselves as they eat. Below are a few of my current favorites worth seeking out.
Posted: November 15, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: November 12, 2014 By Tim Fish
Twenty-five bucks is my sweet spot when it comes to buying wine. I don't expect miracles at $25. At that retail price, a bottle isn't a splurge, but it still has to deliver in the quality department.
These are bottles that wine geeks routinely open during the week and casual drinkers keep for the weekend. A sweet-spot wine, for me, should show balance and persistence, varietal correctness and good complexity. A sense of place and a distinctive personality are highly valued, but not a deal breaker if absent.
Posted: November 3, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: October 31, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: October 29, 2014 By Tim Fish
Cyrus was Sonoma County's top restaurant when it closed two years ago. The timing was ironic, since Healdsburg's dining scene in 2012 was almost red hot, a fire that Cyrus helped ignite when it opened in 2005.
Partners Nick Peyton and Douglas Keane always said Cyrus was only on hiatus, and now the reboot is officially in the works. Sorry, reservations aren't being accepted yet. You'll have to wait until 2016. That's a long time, but considering what Keane, Peyton and their investors have in mind, it's just around the corner.
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