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Sharing and Educating on All Things WINE!
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Dear Treasured Susan Brown Uncorked Followers- I am excited to announce I have a new blog. Come follow me at There is an improved look with easier to manage features on the Wordpress platform I now use. I would love for you join me at my new address and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
(Image by Charlene Marcum, 2013) Good wine takes time, great wines take even more time. That is often the case with certain recipes, as well as with life! Read my latest article for edibleSacramento on exactly this topic. Here is the intro paragraph. You can click on the link to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
Red with red, we've heard that phrase many times. It's written in Chapter 1 of many a wine/food pairing book. But how many of us take matching a step further, considering the manner in which the beef is cooked? I periodically read portions of the book, Taste Buds and Molecules:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
(Photos by Charlene Marcum) I love writing for Edible Sacramento; it is a relevant and beautiful publication. The theme for the last issue was "hot/cold", and my interpretation of the theme led me to cover pink wines. It was a spiffy time visiting restaurants and bars around town and tasting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
We've already passed Memorial Day and it's quite awhile until Labor Day, so you know what that means, it's time for your summer white wines. Here are three examples from the general Sonoma County area that I have recently tried: two made from grapes out of the Knights Valley area... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
All Things Wine. That is what it says on my business card. I sort of like the phraseology. It doesn’t pigeonhole me into anything in particular in the world of wine, which is beneficial for exploratory purposes, but I don’t totally love it. Even though the following phrases describe the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
Heading out today to the Art and Wine Festival in Winters, CA. The family-run wineries of Yolo and Solano County, east of Napa, north of the Delta, and West of Sacramento, will be pouring their wines. Looking forward to this focused study on terroir. Here is a listing of the... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
If you take time to tune in to your inner voice, you may find that many of you are seasonal beings. It’s about this time of year that you start craving strawberries, cherries and begin that yearning for bbqs and watermelon. Whether your cravings are simply a Pavlovian response to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
There has been an abundance of talk in the Sacramento area lately about the Farm to Fork movement. As a matter of fact, our City is trying to brand itself as the Farm to Fork Capital of America! That is cool; it's an exciting time in the locavore movement. In... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
If I read one more book, article or blog on Japanese sake my head is going to explode. I didn’t know a thing about sake before agreeing to write this story for Edible Sacramento, but I figured a wine writer can write on rice wine, right (lol--say that phrase 3x... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
Last week I attended a wine tasting and blending class held at the Sacramento Restaurant/Winebar Enotria. Under the guidance of new and rather dapper General Manager Anani Tayikos Lawson (formerly of The French Laundry and Per Se), Enotria is in the process of developing a wine education program, and from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
If you enjoy presidential history, you may enjoy this Wine Spectator article on the wine drinking habits and trends of some of our contemporary leaders. Cheers! XO SB Red Wine, White House | Wine in History | News & Features | Wine Spectator. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
Man vs Man, Man vs Nature, even a little Man vs Himself....Port 101: An Everyday Primer. Yep, the story of port is cool! Edible Sacramento - Winter 2013. Edible Sacramento - Winter 2013 Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
When I flew earlier this week I was one of the 15 Business Select Passengers on my flight--ooo la la. Getting to be at the front of the boarding line for "cattle-call" air is always nice; I appreciate the opportunity to pop my bag into the overhead bin before the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
Here are portions from an upcoming article I have written for Edible Sacramento. Look for Port 101: An Everyday Primer in the Winter 2013 edition online and at local distribution points in February. During the months of the year when the Valley fog chills you to your very core, it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
If you drink cheap white wine blends out of the jug or box; you've probably had Chenin Blanc. It has been a classic workhorse blending grape grown throughout the San Joaquin Valley of California for decades. It provides the acidic backbone that blending partners like French Columbard and Chardonnay typically... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
Share your thoughts and recommendations on the crown jewel of Portugal. Would love to add them to an upcoming piece on this popular fortified wine. xoSB Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
Loved this opportunity with the great folks over at News 10. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
It happens to all of us wine drinkers; it's the risk we take in our quest to discover that perfect (and reasonably priced) bottle. I'm game to continue my searching. Whether it's a new winemaker or a new varietal, consider a New Year's Resolution to try a unique bottle of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are the perfect opportunities to enjoy a sparkling wine cocktail. To that end, I was asked to join News 10 in Sacramento on Sunday morning for a spot on these tasty concoctions. Tune in during the 8:00am hour where I'll share 3 recipes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
Tonight required a satisfying glass of red wine. You might be thinking the cause is the holidays; too much hustle, too much bustle. That is not the impetus for this sipping session. Tonight let's blame...the rats. (NOTE TO KATIE: Don't be grossed out-rats are not discussed for long!). There has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
Glad to hear you enjoyed! Cheers. SB🍷
There are so many wines to enjoy during the holidays. Gorgeous bottle, after gorgeous bottle of red and sparkling present themselves and we often forget about some historical wine treats that have been around for generations: distilled and fortified wines. If you lack some real-life experience in this area, brandy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
I am thankful for wine. I am thankful that this elixir of grape is fascinating to me, that it has provided me countless hours of intellectual and culinary pursuit over the years. The study of wine is multidisciplinary; in its simplest form it is biology, chemistry, geology, anthropology, geography, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED
Sparkling wine tops the holiday drink list of many. From now through January 1st, everywhere you turn, a festive and bubbly glass is seemingly there for the taking. Read this latest issue of Edible Sacramento where I provide some background on this special beverage, some purchasing recommendations from Steve Graham... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at SUSAN BROWN UNCORKED