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    Tasting Dinner With 12 Bottles Of 1964 St Emilion

    As I noted in my previous post it was time to almost evaporate my stock of 1964 St Emilion. Friends were invented, food was prepared and this is how it went. We started with some foie gras de canard and a truffle tapenade and a bottle of 1964 Blason de France, Perrier-Jouet A rich, mature nose with a lovely scent of an old apple cellar alongside notes of almond paste, model c ...

    6 readers - By Barolista

    Haunting Wines for Halloween Treats and Pairings that won’t Spook You

    Something a bit scary happens on Halloween: we try pairing wine with mini Rolos, Mars bars and Smarties. Here are some tips on combinations that won’t frighten your palate … Count Dracula said, “I never drink … wine.” But for those of us who don’t enjoy his beverage of choice, wine is the way to go — even with Halloween treats.

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      Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

      Catavino - - 2 readers - I’m a chocolate lover. I’m also a fig lover. Then I took a trip to the Algarve and discovered that chocolate and fig had a love child, and its name is Alfarroba. Vacationing in the Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, has its benefits; and it’s not just for the beach and the great weather.

      1 Weekend, 8 New Raleigh Hotspots

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 2 readers - Last summer, the husband and I moved away from the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina after spending eight years watching the cities expand and their food scenes skyrocket off the heat-charts. Seriously, the New York Times is obsessed with the place! So I was excited to head back for the weekend in mid-September—my head’s still spinning from the other side of the cou ...

      Chicago’s Andersonville Dessert Crawl 2013

      Vino Con Vista Italy - - 2 readers - October 5, 2014 · 10:52 am English: Swedish American Museum in Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood has a rich cultural history of Swedish immigrantion. Here’s an Andersonville Video http://youtu.be/-kdsehoFM6M highlighting some of the neighborhood features. Attend the 9th annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl.

      Two Elysian Pumpkin Beers

      Just Grapes - - 2 readers - I will have some articles coming soon on Portugal where I am visiting Porto and the Douro valley. In the meantime, enjoy this very quick note on two excellent seasonal beers. I nearly always hate pumpkin beer. Too sweet, insipid, soap-like use of spice. I’ve tried a bunch, nevertheless, and there are none from B.C. that are any good right now.

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      Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

      … of delicious local food, including: fresh seafood, oranges, figs, almonds and carob. For those of you unfamiliar with carob (alfarroba), it’s the dark and mysterious looking seed pod that comes from the alfarrobeira (carob tree). It also happens to be source of several sumptuous and earthy desserts in Portugal! Portugal is one of the top producers…

      2 readers - By Catavino

      Tasting Dinner With 12 Bottles Of 1964 St Emilion

      … in a velvet glove" with its structure, sweet plum fruit and its long, long finish full of finesse and backbone. It doesn´t get much better than this. 98p (tasted 2014/10) With flight four I had prepared lamb filets baked in puff pastry with a red wine sauce. 1964 Chateau Beausejour The last flight started with a return to reality. A mature, nice…

      6 readers - By Barolista

      Two Elysian Pumpkin Beers

      … I will have some articles coming soon on Portugal where I am visiting Porto and the Douro valley. In the meantime, enjoy this very quick note on two excellent seasonal beers. I nearly always hate pumpkin beer. Too sweet, insipid, soap-like use of spice. I’ve tried a bunch, nevertheless, and there are none from B.C. that are any good right now…

      2 readers - By Just Grapes

      Chicago’s Andersonville Dessert Crawl 2013

      … the Andersonville Arts weekend. Here’s the schedule: www.andersonville.org/artsweekend. Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com Like this: Like Loading... Related Filed under Attractions in Chicago, Chicago, Chicago Architecture, Chicago Art, Chicago Charity Events, Chicago Chefs, Chicago Food Festivals, Chicago Neighborhoods…

      2 readers - By Vino Con Vista Italy

      1 Weekend, 8 New Raleigh Hotspots

      … with habanero and chocolate nibs from next-door bean-to-bar chocolate factory Videri (327 W. Davie St.). I found most of the other beers on the thin side, but the Holy Spokes was definitely worth a tipple. Make sure you give the cranks on the back wall a whirl or two or your experience won’t be complete! The next morning, I met up with fellow Triangle…

      2 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Sonoma Valley Portworks Petite Sirah Port 2007

      … give all their attention to after dinner drinks. Sonoma Valley Portworks makes sherry, grappas, and wine-infused vinegars in addition to port. The typical list in their tasting room includes a sampling of everything but the grappa. Which means I need to work on getting them to offer grappa tastings too! Co-owner Caryn Reading did our pouring…

      5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Two More Bottles Of 1964 St Emilion

      …. Christophe A big, mature, fully open nose with notes of mildly clean stables, cooked red currants, old tobacco, dry leather and a nuance of dog fur! Very old fashioned, very typical and very yummy. Kept very well in the glass. The taste is mature, dry and medium bodied with notes of cool red and black currants, old chocolate, tobacco and autumn…

      4 readers - By Barolista
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