This blog this week got some new bells and whistles, but the two I especially want to point out are the lists of links just to the right. One takes readers to wine sites, the other to dining sites. Blogs commonly have these sorts of lists, but too many are too long, and don't highlight the most interesting and helpful sites. I've tried to sidestep that issue by choosing those Web sites and blogs that I read most often and find the most provocative. Why should someone in Sacramento be interested in what Andy Perdue in Washington state (The Wine Knows) or Mark Fisher in Ohio (Uncorked) have to say of wine? Well, they don't write only of wines to be found in their backyards, but often take on issues of broader interest, and in ways not only enlightening but entertaining.
Also note that in the Dining list is a link to the page where readers can find out how a restaurant shapes up following inspection by the public-health officials of the County of Sacramento's Environmental Management Department.