Cocktail of the Week: Tequila Punch, Novela, San Francisco

Forget about the old clich√© that always tied together coffeehouses with the intellectual nature of literature. It used to be that at the coffeehouse, you would either write the next great novel or be reading one, not hacking away on the next great software program over your third espresso. The romantic rapport of coffeehouses andContinue reading “Cocktail of the Week: Tequila Punch, Novela, San Francisco”

The Ten Winning Wines From WBC 13

Earlier this week we examined the lessons brought home from last weekend’s 2013 International Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Penticton, B.C., Canada. As with any conference, the talks and networking are of utmost importance. But, nobody leaves Cannes without watching a film or the Superhero Conference without collecting some new comic books. This is a wineContinue reading “The Ten Winning Wines From WBC 13”

Lessons Learned From The 2013 International Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton, B.C., Canada

It was a whirlwind weekend full of connecting, writing, talks, stand up paddleboarding and most of all, hour after hour of tasting for wine bloggers and winery representatives who descended upon Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. This was the fifth edition of the International Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC) and the first for yours truly. Amidst theContinue reading “Lessons Learned From The 2013 International Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton, B.C., Canada”

Liquid Farm, 2011 “Golden Slope” Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills, CA

Poor California chardonnay has been taking a beating in recent years, sometimes deservedly so, and sometimes unfairly. If you open a bottle of chardonnay from the Golden State, you tense up and fear for the butter bomb worst. Headaches are not far ahead, as is a complete palate destroyer. You expect more butter than inContinue reading “Liquid Farm, 2011 “Golden Slope” Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills, CA”

Plat du Jour Tuesday June 4, 2012: Is It Rising Formality or Declining Formality?

On this first Tuesday of June, this week’s news of one of San Francisco’s most highly regarded restaurants (and its most expensive) commencing an √† la carte food menu in its adjacent lounge area got me to realize about just common it is now how these highest end gastronomic restaurant are starting to de- formalize,Continue reading “Plat du Jour Tuesday June 4, 2012: Is It Rising Formality or Declining Formality?”

The 300th Article: Bites of the Week, End of May Edition

It’s hard to believe that today we celebrate the 300th article from Trev’s Bistro in its barely over a year old lifetime. Cheers to 300 more articles celebrating and discovering all there is in the wonderful wide world of eating and drinking! For this Bites of the Week issue, we present a little bit ofContinue reading “The 300th Article: Bites of the Week, End of May Edition”

Wine of the Week: 2011 Domaine La Grange Tiphaine, “Ad Libitum” Red, Touraine- Amboise

So often when we consider Loire Valley wines, immediately full- bodied, oak- laden whites pop into mind. Sancerre. Sweet Vouvrays. Just the name of the region constitutes an important benchmark for white wines worldwide. But, what about the red wines, in particular the blends? I once worked at a California winery that made a rareContinue reading “Wine of the Week: 2011 Domaine La Grange Tiphaine, “Ad Libitum” Red, Touraine- Amboise”