Stay thirsty!

Drink deep, or taste not!

You might think that since I’m a chef, I would be writing another recipe blog. The things is, after a 60-hour week in the kitchen, the chances of me cooking at home are slim. I want someone else to cook, and I want it to be good. These are the places I go. Enjoy!

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12 comments to About Me

  • Adam Watson

    There was a gentleman at my bar in downtown Dallas that suggested I check this blog out after we talked about wines for a while. His name was Ross if I’m not mistaken and was very knowledgeable about wines. I have read some excerpts from this website and I like the topics, and it seems intelligent and well put together. I look forward to more articles and am pleased I was informed of this site.

  • Sam

    Hey there! Cool site, I found you from Chowhound. My BFF and I are heading up to Calistoga Ranch on Monday and were looking for a couple of extra “fill-in” places to eat. Based on your rec, we’re trying Farmdale. We are longtime Schramsberg nuts and plan our trips around the bubbly. Also, I am a French Laundry virgin, going Wednesday and SO excited.


  • Hello,

    I stumbled upon your site while researching and writing a review for the East Bay Chinese restaurant, China Village on Solano avenue in Albany. I enjoyed your review and included a mention of it in my review, with a link back here of course.

    When time permits, I’ll return and take a look around. I hope this finds you well.

    Oh, and if you’re interested in movie reviews, maybe you’d be interested in dropping by my blog listed below.


    Rory Dean

  • Michael

    I’m stunned by how robust the content offering is on this site — I’ve repeatedly referred friends visiting the Napa area to check out the blog. None have been disappointed, and all are amazed by the Wino’s nearly psychotic devotion to all things food and wine.

  • Mario

    Fellow colleague from the CIA Hyde Park.

    Thank you.


  • I write and publish the Opinionated About Dining Survey. I would like to use your photo of the pizza at Tra Vigne for a slideshow I am putting together for the Top 100 artisanal cheap eats places in the U.S. You will get credit and a link to your blog on the frame, and a second credit and link at the end of the slideshow. If this is a problem, please let me know and I will use a different photo. Thanks.

    Steve P

  • The Accidental Wino

    Feel free to use the picture!

  • grumper

    Good comments on CWS test prep.

  • Hello, I saw your comments about Removing “Pages, Archives, and Categories” on the WooCommerce Shop page. I am having the same problems and I have been trying to remove them for weeks. I am using a child theme so I don’t think your answer will work for me. Please can you help me, I am sorry to post this on your personal website but I could not find another way to contact you. A speedy reply would be very much appreciated as I am working to a deadline and I must resolve this problem!

  • I’m sorry, but that problem is out of my range of expertise since I’m not really a website designer, and I built the website in question quite a while ago. I seem to remember that the “Pages, Archives, and Categories” was related to widgets, and I had to edit the CSS to remove the widgets? Whatever solution I stumbled upon was due to luck or perhaps trial and error, and not any real technical know-how. I don’t even really remember what I did, or even where I had posted that advice?

  • Hi Tim,
    I came across your article as I recently moved to Napa and was hoping I could meet with you at a winery to discuss a few ideas I have and enjoy a tasting. Look forward to hearing from you. ~Jamie

  • Hi Jamie! I have Tuesdays and Wednesdays available most weeks.

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