Saturday morning wine purchase…….

Saturday morning we stopped in to see theWinetoBuy.com’s new store located on Gulf Gate Drive.  Wow!  The storefront sign gives the shop a great presence on the shopping strip.    The space is definitely larger than the former store on Stickney Point Road.  It includes a temperature controlled wine room and a spacious granite counter area for future wine tastings.  They are still busy unpacking and … Continue reading Saturday morning wine purchase…….

Cooking for friends…….

Friends invited us to join them for a cooking demonstration at Apron’s recently.  This particular one was presented by the Apron’s staff chef’s and was titled “Sonoma vs. Napa.”  The demonstration was entertaining, maybe a little too entertaining as I did not take notes which I realized later,  can be incredibly handy when you try to make any of the recipes.  The chefs are generous … Continue reading Cooking for friends…….

Memorial weekend dinner with friends……

The evening weather in Sarasota remains unusually lovely so we were able to entertain on the deck and dine under the stars and the tree-hanging chandelier to celebrate the long weekend.  John opened a bottle of  2007 The Prince in His Caves – Farina Vineyard from Scholium Project.  This winemaker is quite unusual.  You might enjoy reading this New York Times article about him – … Continue reading Memorial weekend dinner with friends……