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willieboysf  Crazy about wine, food, writing and photography. Love family, enjoy friendships. Social networks: Instagram, facebook ,Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr.

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A good start. After a crosstown rides on the 29 Sunset and 14x Mission #sfmuni buses 🚌 I often, as in like today, to# visit my super good #barista pals! This is Andrinea (@journey1sista), who often doubles as my model and Andy, who is a unique #nba fan. These guys, along with the rest of the gang here---Nico, Kate, Ari, Maddie, and Mark---bring me back to life so that I can start my day. The arduous ride on the Muni, Metro, and Bart is something torturous. This is why I love baristas, wine bar servers, and bartenders; they provide therapy for crazy writers, photographers, and recorders of life. Happy Thursday to all! 🍷☕️🍸 (Photo by Wilfred Wong, August 17, 2017, San Francisco, CA)

Wendall is a really cool #barista. He knows his stuff! When my darling Alice (@aliwongsf), my pal and colleague Karen (@karanalga) went for an #affigato on a slightly warm San Francisco day, Wendall walked us through the choices of #coffees and #icecream. The experience was great and the drinks delicious! 😋🍨☕️#coffeeplaces @sightglass (Photo by Wilfred Wong, July 13, 2017, San Francisco, CA)

Stop. Few signs in life are clearer than a #stopsign. This one is located in #sanfranciscofidi where distractions are plenty---private vehicles, #taxis, #ubers, #lyfts, #cyclists, #motorcyclists, #motorbikes, #scooters, #skateboarders, #rollerscakers, #pedsestrians, #roadclosures, #detours, and on and on. It is easy to be preoccupied and/or distracted. This morning as my darling Alice (@aliwongsf), our gal Kaili 🐶, and I were leaving our quiet little cul-de-sac, I saw a car 🚗 speedily heading towards me, I thought, "He isn't going to stop ✋. I quickly moved out of harm's way. The car never stopped. What happened next was scarier. Alice was crossing at the other stop sign 🛑 and the car ran that one too. Alice, fortunately, was paying attention and moved out of the way. I was very concerned as I looked back. Ever since her stroke in 2002, she doesn't move as quickly as most folks. Most of us are guilty of missing stop signs and moving too quickly without looking. I am sure that driver was not malicious. He was probably late for work and in a hurry. As members of the fast-moving urban environment, we should remember that one untimely action could have final consequences. What's more clearer than a red stop sign 🛑? (Photo by Wilfred Wong, August 16, 2017, San Francisco, CA)

Sunday Dinner: #ribeye, #broccoli, long grain #whiterice, a sprinkling of #himalayanpinksalt, and a few twists of #blackpeppercorns, a pat of #unsaltedbutter, and 5 ounces of the 2014 #Goldeneye #pinotnoir from the #splitrailvineyard. Quite easy and delicious 😋 🍷(Photo by Wilfred Wong, August 13, 2017, San Francisco, CA)

My darling Alice (@aliwongsf) and I enjoying a fun moment at the #farmersmarket in the #bayview district of #sanfrancisco. Oh, and our gal Kaili 🐶is sitting (kind of) at our feet. #cappuccino and breakfast pastries are delicious! Met a new cool barista, Phoebe, who loves to travel the world in search of #coffeeplaces. (Photo by Wilfred Wong, August 13, 2017, San Francisco, CA)

2015 Parducci TRUE GRIT CABERNET SAUVIGNON Reserve (MENDOCINO) RELEASE PRICE: $30.00 90 POINTS, WILFRED WONG. (Tasted: August 9, 2017, San Francisco, CA USA) One of the more serious Cabernet Sauvignon efforts at this price point, the 2015 Parducci True Grit Reserve comes across as an excellent meal wine. This wine, made for food service, is ideally suited for large dinner parties serving a variety of entrees. Pairs best with meat entrees. (Best Served: 2017-2020) [SOURCING: USA, California, Mendocino] [COMPOSITION: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot] [TECHNICAL: 14.5% alcohol, 0.56g/100ml, 3.71 pH] [WINEMAKING HIGHLIGHTS: Cooperage: Aged approximately one year, 33% new French oak, 65% neutral barrels] Produced and Bottled by Parducci Wine Cellars, Ukiah, CA; https://www.parducci.com/truegrit #cabernetsauvignon #parducciwinecellars #mendcino #truegritwine

2015 Paul Hobbs CHARDONNAY (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY - SONOMA COUNTY) RELEASE PRICE: $55.00 93 POINTS, WILFRED WONG. (Tasted: August 9, 2017, San Francisco, CA USA) One of Russian River Valley's best efforts, the complex and generous 2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay excels with intense ripe core fruit, hints of exotic citrus, and nice accents of toasty oak. The wine's richness makes it a natural with lobster in a decadent cream sauce. (Best Served: 2017-2027)
[SOURCING: USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley; Vineyards :Ross Station Estate, Edward James Estate, Ellen Lane Estate, O’Connor Vineyard, Feeney Estate, Dinner Vineyard; Clones: Old Wente, Batto, Montrachet, Calera, 15, Mt. Eden] [TECHNICAL: 14.1% alcohol] [WINEMAKING HIGHLIGHTS: hand-harvested (picked at night); barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts; aged 12 months in French oak barrels (50% new, 4 months in stainless steel; Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, Gauthier, Remond, Leroi, Atelier; aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonage; unfined and unfiltered, bottled January 2016] Produced and Bottled by Paul Hobbs Winery, Sebastopol, CA; http://www.paulhobbswinery.com #paulhobbswinery #chardonnay #sonomacounty #russianrivervalley

2006 L'ERMITAGE by Roederer Estate SPARKLING WINE Brut Rosé (ANDERSON VALLEY) Estate Bottled RELEASE PRICE: $65.00 96 POINTS, WILFRED WONG. (Tasted: August 1, 2017, San Francisco, CA USA) A beautiful effort, the refined and sophisticated 2006 L'Ermitage Brut Rosé by Roederer Estate does a superb job in showcasing the crisp acidity of grapes grown in the cool Anderson Valley. This wine exhibits dried strawberries, light earthy notes, and a touch of minerality. Enjoy it with Cantonese-styled salt baked prawns. (Best Served: 2017-2022) [SOURCING: USA, California, Mendocino County, Anderson Valley] [COMPOSITION: 49.8% Chardonnay, 50.2% Pinot Noir, of which 3.9% is aged reserve wine from 2003] [TECHNICAL: 12.8% alcohol, 0.8% titratable acidity, 3.14 pH, 1.0% residual sugar, 10.3g/L dosage, 900 cases produced] [COOL FACTOIDS: Roederer Estate wines are made with juice from just the cuvée, i.e. the first pressing of the grapes; no première or deuxième taille is used; only the best vintages are used for L'Ermitage; the rosé blend is crafted using a small fraction of red wine; about 4.2% of red wine of Pinot Noir was use in the blend] http://www.roedererestate.com/ #roedererestate #sparklingwine #andersonvalley #rosewine

Take-out Chicken Noodle 🍜 Pho from #hanamminh the #tenderloin in #sanfrancisco. I often require a #pho fix and this place makes the best #brothsoups #bonebroth or #chickenstock (Photo by Wilfred Wong, August 10, 2017, San Francisco, CA) #jalapenos #beansprouts #scaillions #soup #noodles #phohanamninh

Saturday Salad. #organicgirl #macherosettes, #avocado, organic #englishcucumber, organic #heirloomtomatoes, #jalapenos #balsamic #vinaigrette, roasted #flaxseed (Photo by Wilfred Wong, August 5, 2017, San Francisco, CA)

Kaili found lots of active four-legged pals 🐶 at the #dogpark today. She and her buddies ran, ran, and ran. Now, she is dog-tired 🐶👍🙂. #puppies #rescuedog #shepardmix #rottweiler #doberman #mansbestfriend (Photo by Wilfred Wong, August 5, 2017, San Francisco, CA) Hearing huffing and puffing in the back seat now.

Home at last. After a fun-filled week of attending cool #winepresentations, tasting exciting new releases, writing wine stories, and capturing #photoopps. I can now just have a night of comfort food and chill out. #lotusroot, #leanpork, and #chickenstock. 😋 (Photo by Wilfred Wong, August 4, 2017, San Francisco, CA)

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