Dennis Sodomka


Wine Time: Raptor Ridge Estate Pinot Noir 2012, Oregon

COST: $42-$46

WHAT: Pinot noir lovers are a fanatical lot. They can talk... Read more

Wine Time: Add to the festivities with a bottle of sparkling wine

Nothing says holiday fun quite like the sound of a bottle of sparkling wine being opened. The festive “pop” always makes me smile.... Read more

Wine Time: Frank Family Petite Sirah 2012, Napa Valley

COST: $34-36

WHAT: Petite sirah is a largely misunderstood wine that... Read more

Wine Time: No worries over Thanksgiving wines

The holidays are here, and many people are worried about what wines to serve with their holiday meals. With so many good wines available in... Read more

Wine Time: 'Uncorked' series will give us a taste of...

One of the signature achievements in the wine industry is to become a sommelier. It requires a thorough knowledge of wine service and... Read more

Wine Time: Gary Farrell Chardonnay 2013, Russian River Valley

COST: $33-$36

WHAT: I have enjoyed Gary Farrell chardonnay and pinot noir... Read more

Wine Time: Real Halloween treats are for the grown-ups

When the trick-or-treating is over and it’s time for the adults to take over on Halloween, there’s no limit to the fun you can have with a... Read more

Wine Time: Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Chile

COST: $11-13

WHAT: I love the Casillero del Diablo sauvignon blanc for... Read more

Wine Time: Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain 2011, Washington

COST: $26-28

WHAT: Wines from the Pacific Northwest fascinate me. They... Read more

Wine Time: Wild Horse Viognier 2014, Central Coast

COST: $16-18

WHAT: From humble, obscure origins viognier has climbed to... Read more