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Vintner Sharon Kazan Harris offers programs using wine as a business tool St. Helena, Napa Valley, summer 2015 --- Vintner Sharon Kazan Harris, who launched RARECAT Wines in 2009, is launching RARECAT Professional, a new consulting business which designs … Read Full Article


Cooking With Sin: Watermelon Fresca Mojito

3 cups seedless watermelon 1  fresh lime, cut into sections ¼ cup rum Sugar, to taste Fresh mint Club soda (optional) 1. Mix the watermelon in a blender until smooth. 2. Muddle the lime, rum, sugar and mint in a pitcher. 3. Stir watermelon … Read Full Article

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Another “Bits and Pieces” by Michael Perlis

Some time ago, I wrote a review of a movie I very much enjoyed: American Wine Story. The movie is now available on Amazon. Even better news, it is free with Amazon Prime. # I found a funny TV series on Youtube called “Plonk”. Its premise is a humorous … Read Full Article

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Mystic Hills Vineyard’s Awards Piling Up

New Winery Now Named the Monterey Winery of the Year Paso Robles, CA – A new small family owned winery, Mystic Hills Vineyard, has been honored with awards in every competition it has entered. Now it has been awarded the top spot: Monterey Winery of the … Read Full Article


Chef Eve 101 Makes: White Chicken Chili

Once again I selected a starter from Williams-Somona that proved to be post-worthy (some actually haven't been grand) so today we have their White Chili. The recipe is below on the jar, as well as a photo of the great Clos Pepe Pinot Noir and Empanadas from … Read Full Article