Month: August 2015


Roger Smith's Bump City Wine Co. heats up

Roger Smith, 66, is the “coolest” winemaker I’ve ever met. Best known as the iconic keyboardist for the West Coast soul group Tower of Power, Smith’s rapidly making a new name for himself as co-owner of Bump City Wine Co., of Sonoma, Calif. Since 2008 Smith and his business partner, Mike Smolich, have been sourcing […]


White blends that capture balance and beauty

At the end of a satisfying day of gardening, The Wine Goddess likes to toast her prized daylillies with a chilled white wine. The “St. Francis”, following a patient, two-year subterranean incubation, bloomed early one recent morning eliciting a cry of excitement from the front yard. Bella the cat, watching from a window, backflipped off […]