Author Archives: David D.

About David D.

I'm a wine professional. Like a real one who makes most of his living in wine and have for most of my adult life. I also write, but you can see that.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sulfites But Still Won’t Believe Anyway

Hey kids! In light of the ongoing misinformation regarding the issue of sulfites in wine, I thought I’d repost this classic bit of TSS/HuffPost wisdom. You’re not allergic to sulfites. Well, probably not. For some reason the sulfite question has … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Week that Was

So the last 7 days or so have been eventful and largely tragic. So, without any particular direction, here are some thoughts…. Ferguson, Missouri. Yet another unarmed young black man shot and killed, this time by a law enforcement officer. … Continue reading

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So Sorry for the Absence

First, let me apologize for my truancy over the last few weeks. I don’t want to not post and I didn’t intend to not post, I just happened to find myself swamped with work because, well, I got a new … Continue reading

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Why Even Americans Who Like Soccer Still Won’t Watch Much Soccer On TV

I, like nearly everyone in California who grew up in the 80s and 90s, played soccer. I played youth soccer for 5 years at the very basic level, and I played sporadic pickup games throughout college and beyond. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Love Letter to Amaro

Soon after you start your first job in a bar or restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area, someone will put a shot glass full of a dark and aromatic brown liquid, hold one up themselves, toast you, a knock … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Talhotblond, the Cocktail

I recently had the (mis)fortune of watching Talhotblond, the Courteney Cox-directed Lifetime Original Movie retelling of the documentary of the same name which told the story of the Internet Chatroom Murder from the mid-200s. In this tragic tale of suburban Internet … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Vinho Verde!

About three years ago I had the good fortune of being able to travel on a most-expenses-paid trip to Portugal to visit its wine regions. Although only one-fifth the size of California, Portugal produces half as much wine, meaning that … Continue reading

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