Et al. – Russian Hill Style!

Ceri Smith is the owner of the swanky Italian enoteca, Biondivino in San Francisco’s Russian Hill district. She recently unveiled what is poised to become another local favorite with her cozy-chic, cafe-cum-wine bar Et al.  I had a chance to chat with her and explore her irrepressible passion for the vine. (This is the second of a two-part feature) SlaveToTheGrape: […]


With Beaujolais‘s whimsical fête on the horizon (the third Thursday of November is the official, worldwide release party for Beaujolais Nouveau) not all things Gamay are in party mode. This most recent post translated from the French wine press looks at the challenges of the 2012 harvest and the outlook for Burgundy‘s southern neighbor. For […]