I don't think I've ever seen anyone so covered in wine so early in the morning. Clearly, neither had cover model Diego's three-year old daughter, who I was hanging with during our photoshoot at Matthew Reamer's studio in the Mission for this week's Beer and Wine special issue.
"Daddy!" She had a good point -- he was standing barefoot in a puddle of wine. Ever the conscientious dad: "Don't worry sweetie, it's grape juice!"Read more »
BEER AND WINE It's a unique time in Bay Area winemaking. We see more California winemakers finding harmony between New and Old World-style production, laying off heavier-handed extremes of overly-oaked or high alcohol wines, honing in on our region's true terroir. While global love for big, bold California wines isn't going anywhere, it's ever more apparent that our range is far beyond what might be assumed.Read more »
Noe Valley Wine Walk Wed/14, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m., $30 for tasting pass. 24th Street between Diamond and Chatanooga, SF. noevalleywinewalk.eventbrite.com, Facebook: Noe Valley Wine Walk. Wine walk — or wine stumble gracefully — along a bounteous stretch of 24th Street at this first annual great grape affair. Restaurants and merchants will be offering tastings, treats, and specials, plus some entertainment surprises.Read more »