Author Archives: BraDebbie

It’s Brad. And Debbie. Together.

Rainier Ridge merlot — fine at 30,000 feet

What to say about this wine, which I tasted twice over a weekend, courtesy of Alaska/Horizon Airlines? I don’t expect more »

12 Apostles: A heavenly chardonnay

We spotted this Aussie wine while shopping for Easter Sunday dinner fixin’s. It might have been the carefee surfer dudes more »

New York City…Famous for Broadway and BBQ?

We ought to write a play about two frustrated cheap-wine lovers who find a vintage that seems only to exist more »

Bear Flag’s dark RED HOT MESS

Wines are like books — you can’t always pick a good one based on the cover, or the label. But more »

Cabbage salsa

We know what you’re thinking. Cabbage? Salsa? Yeah, but it works. The crunch and the color go perfectly with more more »

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 years old

And the odds of that person being a red wine drinker are extraordinarily high. Maybe not extraordinarily, but we are more »

The Dawning of a New Age

If the title impels you to sing the Age of Aquarius, drag out your meditation or yoga mat along with more »

Oh ‘Wirra Wirra’ art thou Mrs. Wigley?

The cat takes the cheese. The neighbor gets the tail. And the wine drinker gets a tale as well, by more »

Vi(v)a (Las) Vega(s)

OK, so Paso Robles is nowhere near Las Vegas. But we took a gamble on  Via Vega Vineyard’s 2005 red more »

Taco soup

Ingredients 1 lb. ground buffalo or beef (free range, please) 1 pkg. taco seasoning 1 pkg. Hidden Valley seasoning mix more »