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Me the “Shot Girl” with dear friend Annette at the 2013 BYOB in Logrono, Spain I can’t even remember how I stumbled across the web site and learned about the festival. I think it was the result of a crude Google search for “Swiss wines” + “Ohio River Valley.
Greg Lambrecht of Coravin: How To Enjoy Wine Without Removing The Cork Initials are from two MWs (Masters of Wine) who witnessed the bottle being “opened” on these two dates. When it comes to technology and wine, sometimes I can be a bit of a Luddite. But Greg Lambrecht, inventor of the Coravin, has me preaching the gospel of progress and innovation.
2010 Qupé Syrah Hanging out with squishabledotcom Shiba (we’ve got matching grins!) and contemplating some biodynamic California Syrah! Blackberry jam, dark cherries, black pep ...
What would you expect from a wine called “Besieged”—over-the-top alcohol, tannins that grip like a masseuse with a mean streak, acid that bites like a thousand teeth? Or perhaps the reference is to a threat of Biblical proportions: “And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down…” (Deuteronomy) That is one scary wine.
skip to main | skip to sidebar hawking wine at Costco A short while ago I was perusing the wine section at the Costco in Westlake Village. We were returning from a short and much appreciated vacation and I wanted to check out the wine selection since it was right off the freeway.
That’s exactly how I felt the night I had the opportunity to try my first 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. We had plans for great sushi at Shinsei and planned to catch up with some friends that we hadn’t seen most of the Summer. Because our friend’s husband was playing basketball, the rest of us planned to meet at the bar and wait for him to join us.
Chobe National Park is enormous, about 11,000 sq kilometers in area. It, along with the Chobe Forest Reserve occupy the northeastern corner of Botswana. We explored but a tiny portion of the National Park, mostly along the banks of the Chobe River between Ngoma and Serondela, but also traveled through areas of the park distant from the river.
Tension has escalated between winemakers in Germany's Mosel region and the organisers of a major rally race after two cars crashed through vineyards on the eve of harvest. Thierry Neuville crashes into Mosel vineyards during a practice run for ADAC Rallye Deutschland.
Padron peppers harvested at the Charles Krug winery About Padron Peppers Padron peppers or Pimientos de Padrón are very much the rage in California wine country. Padron peppers have been one of the staples of the Spanish Tapas scene for many ages. Now Padron Peppers are popping up on many restaurant menus and folks are growing them in their vegetable gardens.
Pinot grigio usually isn’t my speed. While I’ve come to enjoy Italian whites more and more (I feel pretty safe with almost any varietal starting with “V”) – the light white workhorse grape of Italy doesn’t usually catch my fancy. Simply put, most of the Italian versions I try lean towards the flavor of lemon water.
The Date and Time: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1PM to 3PM The Event: a tasting of the Cuvee 2014 Winemakers selections. The Venue: LCBO Summerhill Scrivener Square The Target Audience: Wine Writers' Circle of Canada plus guests. The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available through the winery and, in some cases, also through the LCBO.
Baconfest 2.0 (Photo credit: Gamma Man) Baconfest 2.0 (Photo credit: Gamma Man) Baconfest 2.0 (Photo credit: Gamma Man) Get your tickets for Baconfest Chicago 2014. It always sells out way in advance! WHEN: September 6, 2014 WHERE: Union Hall at the Train Station What is Baconfest? A tasting event featuring bacon dishes from the best chefs in the country.
No more messing around. No more obscure regions like Bugey or Jura as posted last Monday. It’s high time this EU Austerity Drinking Tour got serious. It’s time for Burgundy, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. Before leaving Lyon and the Rhône behind, in celebration, we crack a sparkling Burgundy.
I have always been one to try to do everything possible all at one time. I had an excellent role model for this in my Mother. I am, to this day, convinced she has figured out his to squeeze 4 extra hours into every day. This weekend, Brian and I decided to tear out our master bathroom.
Wondering why you’re swaying when you stand up after just one glass of wine? Or question why you always seem to get a wine hangover? Turns out, wine is stronger than it used to be and there are several reasons why. Why Wine is Stronger Than It Used to Be Zinfandel is one of the few wine grapes in the world that can produce wines with 16%+ ABV.
Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors. I don’t know why, but was the first thing to pop into my head when I was contemplating my first trip to the Champagne region as part of the 2014 Harvest Media Trip (more on that later).