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Review: Trianon Tequila Trianon is a 100% agave tequila hailing from the Lowlands, available in the usual three expressions. All are 80 proof, and we review all three below. Trianon Tequila Blanco – Sedate and seductive on the nose, the agave here seems dialed way back, and a touch sweet based on the honeyed aroma.
The theme for this week’s #SundaySupper is all about budget friendly dishes. The thing about the best budget friendly foods is that one doesn’t feel doesn’t feel cheated. You still can still get a delicious healthy meal if you invest a bit of time into achieving satisfying results. It’s the same with wine.
September 2014 Bulu Box My October Bulu Box is on it's way and I realized I forgot to share my September Box! I have been super over-committed lately and this pace will probably just increase through the holidays so it's great I have Bulu Box to keep me going with great health, weight management and fitness products to keep me fueled for my busy life.
This post is a continuation of the series about my winery experiences in Woodinville, Washington. Here are the links for the first three posts – introduction, Elevation Cellars and Pondera Winery. … and I entered the world of music at the Des Voigne Cellars. Soft jazz music was playing in the background, as I was greeted by the big white dog – of course I started the visit from ...
skip to main | skip to sidebar So that's it, Vinoland's 2014 harvest is over! Fruit looked great, not that much bird or bee damage and the odd rain event that we have had, over the past few weeks, didn't really cause any mould problems either. Weather was fantastic for a harvest day (even a tad on the toasty side), workers were affable and the harv ...
Virginia and Maryland vintners have become adept at turning challenges into advantages. Case in point: The region’s variable climate. We get hot vintages, humid vintages, even hurricane vintages that have us looking for arks rather than barrels. (Anyone remember 2011?) Harsh winters can take their toll, as can late spring frosts. Cicadas, ladybugs, stinkbugs — yep, we get those too.
Review: Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Keep your eyes open for the KMF: Samuel Adams’ limited edition grand cru beer, formally known as Kosmic Mother Funk. An aged Belgian style ale, it spends a full year in Hungarian oak casks, and here’s why: The inspiration for Kosmic Mother Funk is Belgian beer styles and brewing techniques including blending, aging and conditioni ...
Ste. Chapelle 2011 Panoramic Idaho Petit Verdot, Snake River Valley, $25 By Great Northwest Wine on October 18, 2014 Seattle-based Precept Wine owns and operates Idaho’s largest winery, and the arrival of Napa refugee Bill Murray in 2008 helped inspire the company to invest in special projects such as this new Panoramic tier.
Hey ya'll!! Our 2014-2015 Holiday Gift Guide is out!! As we are in the midst of the holiday season, there are plenty of reasons to need gifts for special occasions. Of course Thanksgiving and Christmas are a given, but lots of our loved ones have birthdays coming up!! And I am sure there are p ...
Chile’s Malleco (pronounced mah-YAY-ko) Valley, located near the 38th parallel, is currently the southernmost “official” viticultural region of Chile. The terrain is rugged and growing grapes here is challenging – but the area has potential, and since 1994, has been producing a small quantity of crisp, refreshing, wine.
RBuchanan photo: View south over Okanagan Lake toward Summerland, Naramata and Peachland as autumn arrives. Lately when it comes to my personal blog, I’ve been following the first half of Ernest Hemingway’s advice well. However, I’ve not been delivering so much on the second part of his advice to “Live it up so you can write it down.
Fort Berens Estate Winery is constantly making headlines- from opening Lillooet’s first commercial vineyard, to winning the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in British Columbia wines this year, theres always something new and exciting happening. Last month, Fort Berens opened their brand new winery and tasting room to showcase their single varietals from single vineyard ...
Head to Deaver Vineyards when in Amador wine country Wine Spectator on Amador Valley – what they missed Having traveled to Amador County on many occasions since 2002, I consider myself a decent authority on the wine country of Amador. I have seen Amador grow steadily over these years and evolve from a destination mainly for Gold Country buffs to now a wine country paradise.
Summerland’s custom crush facility, Okanagan Crush Pad is constantly raising the bar and creating new ways to market BC wine to consumers. Last year, one of their brands, Haywire, launched a special limited edition wine to celebrate Lunar New Year and it sold out within weeks! Back by very popular demand, OK Crush Pad sets to release Lunar New Year Red and White on December 1st.
Two superb whites: Radikon 1993 and Shobrook Giallo 2013 So, on Wednesday evening I had one of the best pizzas I have ever experienced. I met up with buddy and fellow Beer Anorak Daniel Primack for a spot of dinner at Pizza Pilgrims. We each bought a bottle, both white it turns out, and they were both fantastic. It was such a nice evening.
TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds (photo: Chris Bickford) By GENE STOUT Dave Matthews guitarist Tim Reynolds is back on the road with his group, TR3, featuring Reynolds, bassist Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier. The electric power trio, led by two-time Grammy nominee Reynolds, brings its fall tour to Seattle for a show Nov. 7 at the Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W. Tickets are $8.
Paso Robles is one crackin place for an extended wine weekend. Oh my where to start. There are so many great wineries and restaurants in Paso Robles it could take decades of wine Adventure weekends to visit most. We have been lucky enough to be able to get a taste of many through events like the Paso Robles Wine Festival, The Paso Robles Rhone Rangers and The Paso Robles Cab Col ...
Wapato Point Cellars 2010 Cougar Ridge Reserve Merlot, Lake Chelan, $38 By Great Northwest Wine on October 18, 2014 Lake Chelan winemaker Jonathan Kludt’s use of French and Hungarian oak over 30 months sets the table for a rather fascinating and robust Merlot that opens with aromas of blackberry, black cherry, plum and dark chocolate with notes of sesame oil and leaf tobacco.
Amar’e Stoudemire, the Knicks’ oft-injured forward who makes $18 million this season, is into wine. Like really INTO wine: he posted a picture of himself on Instagram taking a red wine bath as part of his recovery. The 31-year-old says he has been doing the “mostly wine” baths for about six months. He extolled the virtues of them to ESPN.
Strange as it seems now, but our recent visit to Breaux Vineyards this month was our first since April 2013 when we participated in a blind Viognier tasting. Our last tasting of Breaux wines at the winery was in December 2012. I am not sure why we had not visited sooner. We have been out on Harpers Ferry Road since then and we really like Breaux wines and the staff.