• scandal wine recap: no wine for sucky boyfriends!

      Only one more week til the Winter Finale – so drink up this penultimate weekly wine recap, grapefriends, and take it away, Gabby – haha, Abby! Was everyone too busy doing actual work to drink a lot of wine in this episode? Apparently. But I’d say it weakened Olivia as she couldn’t see through the Scandal version of John Hinckley and his shooting of the Scandal version of Ron ...

      3 readers - grapefriend
    • Day of the Dead Cocktail: Sub Rosa

      photo by Neal Bayless The popular perception of ghosts is that they appear to taunt, tease and menace the living. But in some cultures, they understand sometimes ghosts just want to party. In Mexico, Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a sacred holiday celebrated each year on November 1st in which altars are built for ancestors and loved ones who have passed.

      1 readers - Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor
    • Public supports calorie labelling on wine, says health lobby

      More than two thirds of people surveyed by the Royal Society for Public Health want to see calorie counts on beer, wine and spirits, according to a new study. Calorie labelling to be introduced on all own-brand drinks by Sainsbury's The Royal Society said today (31 October) that it asked 2,117 adults for their views and found 67% 'actively support' calorie labelling on alcoholic drinks.

      3 readers - Decanter
  • 2012 Realm The Tempest

    Originating in 2002 with Napanook fruit, this wine has evolved into other realms, with this vintage consisting of 55% Merlot from Beckstoffer To-Kalon, 22% Cabernet Franc from Kenefick, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon from Farella and 5% Petit Verdot from Dr. Crane... and its a seriously authoritative, engaging and utterly delightful wine that brings richness, subtlety and total satisfaction...

    1 readers - Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine
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  • Roasted Barramundi

    I've been re reading Paula Wolfert's book The Food of Morocco and playing around with the concepts and ideas. The paste used for my pair of barramundi is part chermoula (though without parsley and paprika) and laziness (a tablespoon of ready made harissa paste). For the paste. Two handfuls of fresh coriander (about 6 small plants, roots and all), 3 cloves of garlic, 1-2 teaspoo ...

    1 readers - Wino sapien
  • More Howl-O-Wine Dog Happenings

    October 31-November 2 Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia, and there's another SPOOKtacular weekend ahead. Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com October 31-November 1, Hall-o-WINE Weekend at Pearmund Cellars. Stop by for a SPELL; pick your poison, red or white; don't forget to dress up to give a fright! Halloween candy ...

    1 readers - Virginia Wine Dogs Blog
  • Aux Plantes 2010

    Ch. de Bel cellarsPicture by Sari Wines & Spirits "Aux Plantes" 2010 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 14% abv; 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc It doesn't say so on the label but this is made my Mr. Cazenave of Château de Bel. This is old school Bordeaux. As explained by Larry Sari of Sari Wines: "Cement tanks. Daily pump overs and "batonage" by hand.

    1 readers - Repository of Useless Information
  • Tavel: Where rosé is king

    It was the end of October in France's southern Rhône wine region and a small group of #dwcc14 wine bloggers had come to taste some of Tavel's wines. We have come to discover what is so special about the rosé wines from Tavel's AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée). Tavel is the place in the wine world where rosé is king.

    1 readers - spaswinefood
  • Looking to the Future with Morrell Wine

    I’m very pleased to announce my official move to The Morrell Wine group. I’ve been tasked with writing content, blogs, tasting notes and print materials for their website and catalogs. It’s an exciting move which presents amazing tasting opportunities and the ability to work with some of the most talented and intelligent people in the industry. What does this mean for The V.I.P.

    2 readers - Eric Guido/ The V.I.P. Table
  • Dry Rub Pork or Turkey: Holiday Dinner Recipe Ideas

    Dry Rub Pork or Turkey: Holiday Dinner Recipe Ideas by Todd Knoll on October 31, 2014 Homemade dry rubs bring an unexpected, exotic taste to your holiday dinner table. In this video, I demonstrate how to make the Jordan dry rub base recipe, which be quickly and easily adapted into an Asian, Mediterranean or Indian spice rub.

    1 readers - Todd Knoll/ The Jordan Journey
  • Unusual Australian Shiraz

    My first instinct, when offered two complimentary samples of some Australian Shiraz, was to decline them. Australian Shiraz is one of the least unusual wines I can think of, right up there with Napa Cabernet. But these were from Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, and that winery’s 2012 Shiraz-Viognier ranked among my Top Red Wines of 2013.

    1 readers - Odd Bacchus
  • 2014 olive harvest begins in Sonoma County

    2014 olive harvest begins in Sonoma County by Lisa Mattson on October 31, 2014 Fire up the mill–olive harvest has begun. The 2014 olive harvest officially kicked off at Jordan on Monday, October 27, which is about three weeks early for Sonoma County extra virgin olive oil makers. That’s no surprise because olives always follow the grapes–and warm weather plays a huge roll i ...

    2 readers - Lisa Mattson/ The Jordan Journey
  • San Jose Stage: Watch Picasso paint

    Stark Insider San Jose Stage: Watch Picasso paint Actor/writer Herbert Siguenza of the powerful and politically renown theatrical troupe Culture Clash created the original play A Weekend with Pablo Picasso at San Diego Repertory (in 2011) and stars as Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist in modern history.

    2 readers - Monica Turner/ Stark Insider
  • Whither Napa Valley Cabernet? Part III: Cakebread Cellars

    Cakebread Cellars was the first winery I visited on my first trip to Napa Valley, in 1987, covering the Napa Valley Wine Auction. The winery celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, having been founded in 1973 by Jack Cakebread, photographer and owner of Cakebread’s Garage, an auto repair shop in San Francisco started by Leo Cakebread in 1927.

    5 readers - Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head
  • Meet Gemtree Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

    Australia is the theme country for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015. But what do you know about the wineries that you will meet in the Tasting Room, at seminars, or dinners? This, and upcoming articles written by the Australian wineries, and posted here in mywinepal.com, will help you discover these Australian wineries, so you can go to their tables and events w ...

    1 readers - Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal
  • Drinking Lunch At 19 Glas

    You have to eat. And drink. Combining the two over lunch is a great concept. The other day I visited 19 Glas, a great place in the Old Town of Stockholm, for lunch. I had a marvellous dish with cabbage, carrots and a silky smooth parsnip purée, a really great vegetarian dish. 2012 Bourgogne, Domaine Denis Pére A light, fresh and earthy nose with notes of barely ripe raspberries, ...

    1 readers - Barolista
  • scandal wine recap: no wine for sucky boyfriends!

    Only one more week til the Winter Finale – so drink up this penultimate weekly wine recap, grapefriends, and take it away, Gabby – haha, Abby! Was everyone too busy doing actual work to drink a lot of wine in this episode? Apparently. But I’d say it weakened Olivia as she couldn’t see through the Scandal version of John Hinckley and his shooting of the Scandal version of Ron ...

    3 readers - grapefriend
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