Farm Fresh March 24: Citrus At Nopa
It seemed like a Farm Fresh shake-up was in order. Rather than an overwhelming update about the myriad of things coming from a myriad of places, better to focus on a category. Citrus seemed a good place to begin. There are lots of references to places. You can either scroll up to their prior entry to check out the map, or click here for a county-by-county reference. Grapefruit We are still...
The Social Ramble: Play Ball! 160 Years of San... →
thesocialramble: Presented by The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society The San Francisco Pacifics, circa 1869. Seated at the far right is Roger Connor. Mr. Connor retired from professional baseball in 1897. He had amassed 138 home runs in his 18-year career, a record which stood for 23 years…
Domaine Weinbach "Clos des Capucins" Muscat 2009...
Domaine Weinbach is one of the most famous estates in Alsace. It is located just Northwest of the Colmar district, one of the largest towns in Alsace. The Clos de Capucins-which we are pouring- is the cornerstone of the estate. It rests on an old monastery with ties to Italy that date back to 1525. Even today, there is a monk on the neck of the Weinbach label. Only after the French Revolution...
Strub "Niersteiner Paterberg" Riesling Spatlese
A few weeks ago, on the 17th of February, some of our servers gathered for their first tasting group. The topic -as it often times is when exploring a new wine region-was Germany, Austria and Alsace. These regions, though in 3 different countries, are often studied in tandem. The heavy Germanic influence is one reason. The labels are not easy to read and many of the grapes are recycled. The...
Tomatero Podcast with Adriana Silva
Finally! Our first published (but not recorded) podcast of 2012. Appropriately, our first podcast of the year is with Tomatero Farm. Next month (April 17th to be exact), they’ll be selling produce in front of Nopa. The podcast was with co-owner Adriana Silva. Despite the changing faces of farmers, when you close your eyes, Adriana still wouldn’t be the face most of us would conjure. It a nice...