What the heck--if Garrity is going to be NLTs sports editor, than I think NLT needs a wine and barbecue editor, and I volunteer for the tough duty. Besides, if the election goes as badly as some are saying, well need to up our intake of fine consumables. As Ive often said, a balanced diet should have equal intake of the four major booze groups (beer, spirits, red wine, and white wine), to go along with the four major meat groups (beef, lamb, chicken, and pork).
This weeks highlight so far as been the new release of Alexander Valley Vineyards 2005 Sin Zin. You can never go wrong with Alexander Valley Wines, which are very reasonably priced.
I am rather partial to Paso Robles area wines, since I spent my summers near there, especially Justin (its worth the wait to get on the mailing list for Isosceles reserve), but above all dont miss Adelaida Cellars, which is owned by one of my oldest (since first grade) friends.
Next week: how to barbecue a turkey upside-down (my Thanksgiving technique).