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Today is the 5th Annual #CabernetDay. This is the day wine aficionados around the world buy, drink and tweet about that most famous of red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon. Today I visited two wineries on Red Mountain, Fidelitas and Col Solare. Last night I was tweeting after #winechat and saw tweets from @FidelitasWines about a special Cabernet Sauvignon tasting at their Red Mountain tasting room.
Each week I pick out one wine to highlight as my wine of the week. This wine may be an outstanding wine, a great value or just something very interesting. Overview A little over a year ago the local wine store brought in the 2010 vintage of this wine and offered it as an e-mail special. I grabbed a six pack even though I had never had the wine.
Château de Fesles is located in the district of Thouarcé in the Anjou region, very close to the tiny village of Bonnezeaux and in between the Layon (which lies 1.5km to the south) and Loire rivers 18 km to the north. The chateau’s original buildings go back an astounding 1000 years to 1070, although the current buildings were built in the 1800s.
OK, this isn’t wine. It’s whisky. A subject I know considerably less about than wine. But I am a flavour guy, so when I encounter some really interesting flavours, I want to share them here (unless they are beers – for that, I have beeranorak). The whisky in question is the new release of Ardberg’s Supernova, titled Committee Release SN2014 ...
Permanent Collection: D.C.’s National Gallery Posted by James Conaway in Beyond the Guidebook on August 28, 2014 (0) Share on emailMore » Washington, D.C's National Gallery of Art, privately established in 1937, is open to the public and free of charge. (Photograph by penmanila, Flickr) The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
The weather is turning colder, the nights are drawing in. It’s still August so I’m hopeful of warmer days ahead before winter really sets in. It’s not quite time to crack open the full rich reds, but it is time to start thinking red wines.
Back to school. This time always signified the winding down of summer. Growing up in Southwest Florida, just minutes from a multitude of beaches, my friends and I spent as much time as possible soaking up rays Ft. Myers Beach. Sand between my toes, baby oil and iodine on my skin and warm, ok, hot sun rays were my heaven. It’s a wonder my skin doesn’t show more sun damage.
View from Bridlewood’s mission bells. As I wrote in my thoughts on the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14), the overall value of the conference is one of the biggest reasons I’d consider going again in the future. And nothing can illustrate that better than the one additional excursion I attended the afternoon after WBC14 closed: the Bridlewood Estate Excursion.
Today marks the 5th Annual Cabernet Day! A day of celebrating the beautiful Cabernert Sauvignon Grape. I can't think of a better way to celebrate than telling the world about my two favorite Cabernet bottles produced by wineries who are also clients of TexaCali Wine Co.
Summer time is grilling time and there is not a better part of the year for some charcoal fire and beef! If you’re a wine person that means you need a bottle of Cabernet. Now, Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Syrah, and more could match with your roasted beast. But nothing says summer like a great rib eye and a bottle of the king of grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon.
I love St. Joseph. I've sold a lot of St. Joseph. But as the region becomes more famous, it's getting harder to find values (even for me). More importantly, it's getting harder for young, talented winemakers to find affordable vineyard land. As I've said before, and will say again, Crozes-Hermitage is the new St. Joseph.
The Whisky Richards delighted the Taste of Sonoma crowd at MacMurray Ranch. It’s almost here. This weekend sees one of the year’s biggest wine events take place in Northern California. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend (Aug 29-31) has quickly become a bucket list checkbox- well, at least once in a lifetime for any food and wine lover.
Responses to this article have been lighting up my Facebook feed; most emanate from this distinguished group of food writers. A group of French restaurateurs and hoteliers have launched a petition to effectively ban all “defamatory” reviews. The petition (translated), which the Local writes was started by Michelin-starred chef Pascal Favre d’Anne, currently has well over 1,700 signatures.
Cos Rami, 2011 Region: Sicily, Italy Grape: 50% Insolia and 50% Grecanico Price: 35$ Being a wine nerd has its perks, now I know some producers name, and I get very excited when I see one of their wines I never had on a restaurant menu. This past Tuesday I was dining at a reputable Italian restaurant in Harvard Square and I was giddy because I saw earlier that they had a COS wine I never had.
Peach season is here and J Vineyards & Winery has a wonderful recipe for peach gazpacho. This chilled gazpacho may be just perfect for this Labor Day weekend and any warm day.
At the beginning of each Crossfit class we go over the whiteboard and then we begin with the warmup. Since this is the first I’m seeing the workout I probably curse a bit under my breathe. It’s okay it’s expected at Crossfit. The warm up is the hardest part for me in August. It’s 90 something degrees out, sun blazing, humidity thick enough to cut a knife through.
2006 Château Calon Ségur Love the heart on this label. Black currants, raspberries, and black cherries. Cinnamon and nutmeg ...
Tonight I had the rare experience of being on my own for dinner. Chris had signed up for a Sushi class and had left the house by 5:00 pm. I was in a meeting that ended around 6:30 pm. By the end of the meeting my stomach was starting to tell me it was time to eat! I’m not a good cook but I can do the basics.