Farmstead News

April 07, 2021

World Malbec Day

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by Jeff Diamond

4/17 is World Malbec Day! The origin of Malbec can be found in the southwest of France, where they’ve been…
March 01, 2021

International Riesling Day - March 13

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by Jeff Diamond

  March 13 is International Riesling Day! March 13 marks the official 586th birthday  for…
February 25, 2021

2-stage Wine Openers

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by Jeff Diamond

Two-Stage Wine Openers A decent corkscrew is vital when opening a bottle of wine. Without…
February 13, 2021

Open That Bottle Night

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by Jeff Diamond

The last Saturday in February has been deemed "Open That Bottle Night ."  Great wine…
January 29, 2021

Valentine's Day!

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by Jeff Diamond

Valentine's Day Yes, it's a Hallmark holiday, completely manufactured by the greeting card and floral industries; and yes, it…
January 23, 2021

Do You Fondue??

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by Jeff Diamond

Do You Fondue? The name Fondue comes from the past participle of the French verb fondre (to melt), so a…
January 21, 2021

Sea Forager

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by Jeff Diamond

Sea Forager Seafood - and Farmstead Montclair! Carol and I have been really enjoying the…
November 24, 2015

Raclette

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by Jeff Diamond

The weather is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, it’s time for some comfort…
May 30, 2014

Fondue!

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by Jeff Diamond

Do You Fondue? It’s wintertime and thoughts turn to melted cheese. That’s right, it’s Fondue…
May 30, 2014

Alameda and Oakland Magazine Article on Loire Wines

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by Jeff Diamond

  (Article originally appeared in May/June 2011 issues of Alameda and Oakland magazines)   The Loire Valley is…
April 16, 2014

Gourmet Names Farmstead One of the Best Cheese Shops in the USA!

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by Jeff Diamond

Tucked into a cozy space in the Alameda Marketplace, Farmstead Cheeses & Wines offers a…
April 16, 2014

Oakland Magazine Article on Cahors

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by Jeff Diamond

Impressed by Cahors:  A Bit About the Jewel of Southwest France   - Jeff Diamond (also…