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Wine Wednesday with Ziggy on the Krush
Ziggy “The Wine Gal” Eschliman — whose award-winning wine radio shows are broadcast on both coasts — has the brightest, most refreshing voice in wine and spirits today. This groovy guru of libation locks formal pretense in the cellar and embraces the pure fun and pleasures essential to enjoying wine.
“Most wine lovers value quality and like good wine but dislike the stuffiness and ritual often associated with it; that’s where I come in!” beams Ziggy. Whether it’s bubbly, Bordeaux or Zinfandel, vodka or tequila, Ziggy knows the dirt: the who, the what, the where and the why in every bottle.
Ziggy is a seasoned journalist, a highly sought-after guest speaker, a dynamic lecturer and an advocate for the good life. As an educator and a wine judge, she earns high marks and seamlessly weaves her diverse knowledge with a sense of whimsy and spontaneity.
2014 Holiday Cocktail
2oz Square One organic Bergamot vodka
1oz G-Joy Saké
Touch of Agave Syrup
Splash of fresh lime juice
1 slice of orange + peel to garnish
small handful of fresh organic cranberries
Muddle one slice of the orange with the cranberries. Add ice and the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker. Shake well.
Prepare a julep glass or stemless wine glass with a thin slice of orange on the bottom add crushed ice layered with a few whole cranberries.
Strain cocktail into glass, top with fresh lemon thyme and a wide twisted orange peel. Thank you Tony's of North Beach for hosting the tasting!
THE RESULTS ARE IN!
Thanksgiving Wine Picks 2014
What cider and wines truly go with turkey? What about the perfect pie accomplice? My panel of 16 judges tried hundreds of wines blindly this year together with turkey to see what really goes. For the first time, I have included a cider feature this year. I'm finding that cider is quite the savvy seductress at the dinner table. Here are this years top picks for Thanksgiving.