| The Wine Thing
We all know that Piedmont Grocery has great wine selection, but picking out a bottle can be daunting. There is so much to choose from, and you only need one bottle. We are here to help, and asked our wine guys for their best picks. This is what they told us:
It's been a long day, and you are dropping by the store to pick up a Grab and Go Piedmont Grocery takeout dinner and a pint of your favorite ice cream. You have a hot date tonight--with Netflix. You want something that's everyday, but delicious, and for a reasonable price.
Recommendation: Pick up a bottle of Protocolo Spanish Red, go home, and relax.
You are heading to a potluck or friend's house for dinner. Anything could show up on the menu. You are looking for a moderately-priced wine that will please most palates.
Recommendation: Liberty School 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon or 49 Crows 2009 Chardonnay will delight most, and offend no one.
You're cooking tonight, and not just for anybody. Special consideration has gone into menu planning, ingredients, and table setting. The conversation will be intimate, the senses stimulated.
Recommendation: Punto Final Argentine Malbec enhances the aesthetics of the evening.
You have good reason to pull out all of the stops. This is an important event, and you plan to mark it with a memorable bottle.
Recommendation: Reynoso Family Vinyards Cabernet Sauvignon exudes special occasion.
It's time to make a good impression on an important client or your future in-laws. You want to send an unmistakable message of generosity, refined taste, and elegance.
Recommendation: Heintz Sonoma 2009 Pinot Noir will blow them away.
The region is teeming with great autumn activities. Here is a sampling of what is coming up this month and next.
Learn about our top picks: San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, Piedmont Ave Art Walk, Russian River, Jazz and Blues Festival, Eat Real Festival, Octoberfest by the Bay, Hoes Down, Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, Piedmont Avenue Halloween Parade. Learn event details and links...
Honest Kids Drink Pouches solve the dilemma of the juice box. Here is a delicious drink, that is truly appealing, with less than half the sugar of most other pouches. Their secret is the just-so blend of teas and fruit juices.
Five flavors with fun, bright packaging and great names like Appley Ever After and Goodness Grapeness. This all-natural, great-tasting goodness has a mission to support the environment by planting trees, and the packages are recyclable too.
Honest Tea is a great company that we are proud to support. In 2010 The Huffington Post ranked Honest Tea as one of the leading Eight Revolutionary Socially Responsible Companies. Read More...
This is the good stuff-the best all natural peanut butter available. Consistent winner of taste tasting awards, Koeze Peanut Butter has no added sugar and no extra oils. The only thing added is a pinch of salt.
The Koeze secret to great peanut butter is deceptively simple. The best Virginia peanuts are carefully roasted to a rich, dark color and then coarse ground to perfection. Only a pinch of sea salt is added, and that's it. No artificial flavors or preservatives. No pretension. It's so good you might just skip the jelly. Read More...