Sorry for the title of this piece but I've been watching the Monty Python documentary currently running on IFC.
This coming weekend we'll be heading out to San Francisco and the wine country north of the city, primarily some wineries along West Dry Creek Creek road in Sonoma. There will also be a couple of meals at good restaurants and I found it interesting that both the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle have current pieces on wine lists in San Francisco.
The point both articles make is how the wine lists are dominated by European wines even at restaurants that feature local sources for their menus. The reason most often cited in both pieces is that the European wines are lower in alcohol and match better with food than the local California wines. For those of you who regularly read this blog you already know that the majority of my wine drinking is European for those exact reasons.
The two pieces are very interesting and both are worth the read.
Eric Asimov at the New York Times
Jon Bonne at the San Francisco Chronicle