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‘No Sour Grapes’ fun ride through France

By Jessica Yadegaran
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 5:00 pm in Corkheads.

If you long for France the way I do and crave an entertaining read, check out my friend Danielle’s blog, No Sour Grapes. I know, I know, there are a lot of wine blogs out there – some 700, to be exact.

But Danielle’s blog stands out because she’s A GOOD WRITER and because she is at a place in her wine journey where she’s soaking it all up. She makes sense of every food pairing, every new appellation. And she’s not just waxing poetic. lAfter graduating from UC Berkeley, she worked as a cellar rat for Jared and Tracy Brandt of A Donkey and  Goat winery, where she learned everything about truth in terroir and naturally made wine – including crushing grapes with her feet.

The Brandts hooked Danielle up with a summer gig in Chateauneuf-Du-Pape with famed Rhone producer Eric Texier (see the September posts for her day-by-days of harvest) and now she’s tasting through Beaujolais. I love her brief Charnay reverie about Mattin Noblia of Top Chef.

Check it out.

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