On the Vine

In honor of Omaha native Alexander Payne and his latest movie Sideways, up for best-picture, best director and best adapted screenplay, here’s a couple wine-related links.

Grape Radio
A podcasted wine show. Podcasting, if you aren’t familiar with it, is simply an audio show released in mp3 format so you can take it with you on your iPod and listen at your convenience (related entry on Adpulp: Podcasting goes mainstream).

The Hitching Post II
The Hitching Post is one of the featured locals in Sideways, and known for their Pinot Noir and barbeque. Coincidentally, I’ve been buying HP wines for the last few years; not because of my high-brow wine snobbery or my excellent palate, but because the Hartley name appears on the label (Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Winery).

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
Next time I make it out to the Bay Area, I’ve been instructed to make FPWM a must-stop destination. Their web site seems to convey the same feel as the personal recommendation I received. Please comment if you’ve been there and confirm the recommendation.

V. Sattui
A favorite stop of ours when we make it out to St. Helena. And the web site is recently redesigned.

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