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The Expensive Transition of Starting a Career in the Trades

By |2021-03-02T20:56:13+00:00March 2nd, 2021|News|

Starting any career will have its challenges, but when someone starts in the trades there are hand tools and safety equipment that are items of personal responsibility; and frankly the safety items such as work boots are often the last item on the list. Women in Construction is starting a scholarship to help Local 104

Introduce Your Palate to Wines from Priorat, Spain

By |2020-06-09T10:44:15+00:00June 11th, 2020|News, Wine Articles|

By Susan King CS, FWS I am so blessed to have a circle of wine loving friends, and we have been wine tasting and learning together over Zoom for the past several months. I know we are all anxious to be in the same room together soon. Last night, our subject was Garnacha/Grenache, and each

Interview with Tommy Fogarty, Jr of Thomas Fogarty and Lexington Wineries, part 2

By |2020-06-09T10:42:50+00:00June 9th, 2020|News, Wine Articles|

By Susan King CS, FWS Several years ago, you doubled down on farming in the Santa Cruz Mountains and purchased Gist Ranch to grow Bordeaux varietals. It is called Lexington Winery. How is Lexington working? Are you happy with how everything is going there? Yes. Lexington's been really great for us. That is part my

Interview with Tommy Fogarty, Jr. of Thomas Fogarty and Lexington Wineries

By |2020-06-04T07:30:59+00:00June 2nd, 2020|News, Wine Articles|

By Susan King CS, FWS We are lucky to live so close to a world class wine region. Whenever I say this, invariably, the reply is Napa or Sonoma – which of course we are lucky to live so near to. When I say this, I actually mean the Santa Cruz Mountains. Just mere miles

Boutique Wines of Napa Valley

By |2020-05-31T23:44:44+00:00May 19th, 2020|News, Wine Articles|

By Susan King CS, FWS We are blessed to live near the world class wine region of Napa Valley. Travelling the twin roads of Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail evokes contentment and tranquility. Two of my favorite boutique Napa wineries have several characteristics in common – vineyards planted by their families in the 1970’s

Wines for Memorial Day BBQ

By |2020-05-31T23:38:49+00:00May 18th, 2020|News, Wine Articles|

Susan King, CA FWS The joy of the Memorial Day weekend – the signpost for warm weather, fresh produce and grilling.  This Spring to Summer transition welcomes the bounty and joys of this time of year, and we begin to transition our wine selections to match the seasonal fare. Berries, Apricots, Strawberries, Peaches, Melons, Avocados,

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