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.

On Alienation and a Tragedy

Although I’m self conscious about adding yet another speculative voice to the discussion of the issues around the tragic UC Santa Barbara killings this week, I feel a need to comment on a few ideas that I think have been … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: What, Besides Wine, Do You Need in Order to Drink Wine?

There are a lot of wine gadgets and accessories out there. From v-neck t-shirts emblazoned with the bedazzled slogan “Wine Diva” to crew neck t-shirts emblazoned with the bedazzled slogan “Wine Diva,” to, even, tank tops emblazoned with the bedazzled … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Two Unfortunately Named Los Angeles Restaurants

2. Ginas Taco, Glendale I feel bad about including this one, because it really is a great little taqueria, but I feel that some form of the word “vagina” transcends all Romance languages and I think vaginas have been around … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Rose The Riveting

it’s almost May, which means every single wine article written for the next several weeks must only be about pink wine. I don’t mind this, because I like pink wine very much. For this year’s annual pink wine article, I’d … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert?

I admit I was surprised to hear that CBS chose Stephen Colbert to take over the Late Show after David Letterman’s retirement. Although very funny and an incredible interviewer, Colbert hasn’t appeared publicly out of character more than maybe a … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Must Natural Wine Be Austere?

I work with quite a few California wineries, many of which are from the Central Coast which, for those of you unfamiliar with the vinous geography of California, is the wine region which begins about two hours northwest of Los … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Gyoza

Do you like gyoza? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? Have you every made your own gyoza? Of course not. Why not? Do you not know how? Considering that problem SOLVED! What’s great about this recipe is you don’t have … Continue reading

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