Dessert

    7 Napa Valley restaurants make Michelin’s Bib Gourmand list

    / October 15, 2014 / TrevR / Napa news 7 Napa Valley restaurants make Michelin’s Bib Gourmand list It’s that time of year again–time for the release of Michelin’s annual list of top local eateries. Today, we got the 2015 Bib Gourmand list, which includes “…eateries that offer excellent food at a reasonable price.” The San Francisco Bay Area saw 78 total establishments make the cut.

    10 readers - By The Cork Board

    Hattenheim, Germany, Goes Stellenbosch, South Africa: Howzit Shiraz, Germany and South Africa

    Pictures: Paul Barth, Mark P. Barth and Alexander Jung with 2011 Howzit Shiraz at The Ivory Club in Frankfurt am Main, Germany Howzit is slang in South Africa (and Hawaii) for: hello - what's up? It is a contraction of "how is it”. Howzit is also the name of a new wine – a Shiraz – made by 4 men from South Africa and Germany in Stellenbosch in South Africa.

    8 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

      Riesling wins 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Wild Goose Vineyards’ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia won best of show at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A British Columbia Riesling – a wine that might never be made again – won best of show at the second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

      Domaine Chatelain Pouilly-Fumé 2013

      Golly's Wine Drops - - 7 readers - My trip to Lidl saw me buying a four pack of wine so I’m slowly working my way through my Lidl choices. I picked up this Domaine Chatelain Pouilly-Fumé 2013 for the straightforward reason that I cycled through Pouilly-sur-Loire as I made my way from the Northern Rhone along the Loire to Tours on the Way of Saint Martin. It’s a great bike ride if you get the chance.

      A Doon Quintet

      Gang of Pour On Wine - - 8 readers - Now that I have a little down time after lots of singing and playing during the summer, I’ve been going through various folders to try and catch up with posting notes on some damned good wines we’ve tried over the last few months. For instance, the 2013 Bonny Doon California Vin Gris de Cigare that we reported on in our Six Rosés entry from July was actually from a 6-pack sent f ...

      Restaurant Files: Gastro Bar in Stamford, CT

      Talk-A-Vino - - 7 readers - Stamford, the town where I live, is a vibrant, “alive”, modern city, with no shortage of the restaurants (according to the Trip Advisor, Stamford, a city of about 123,000 has 390 restaurants – I believe that accounts for McDonalds “restaurants” as well, but still). And nevertheless, when I think about new interesting restaurants or when I’m asked to recommend a restaurant in ...

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      Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012

      … of a fair holiday pudding. Rich, stewed fruits and warming spices but more smoky than a dessert should be. I could imagine a chef making it that way because she hates preparing desserts and just has to experiment with the savory side of cuisine. In other words, the balance was not as smooth as it might have been, but it was still an enjoyable wine…

      1 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      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…

      2 readers - By Catavino

      NYC Champagne Week!

      … pairing, followed by a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte’s Demi-Sec Rose with dessert. $50.00/pp. The Bubble Bash at Hotel Americano Date: Friday, November 7th 2014 Time: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Location: The Hotel Americano’s El Privado Lounge Unlimited Champagne Bar featuring Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte alongside aperitif sparkling cocktails made with Lillet…

      1 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Sundays Are For Sebastian—#75

      … Sebastian is my six-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people. Sebastian: “I am so stuffed. I can’t eat any more broccoli.” Me: “So I guess that means you are too full for dessert?” Sebastian: “No! It’s just my dinner belly…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Portuguese Wine & Pairings

      …. The rest of course paired beautifully, but those were two that won my heart. The dessert course however, stole the show. Domingos brought two dessert wines. One was the 2004 Moscatel de Setúbalus, which was bright and full of honey and ripe fruit. Paired with this: a Cheese Plate, Figs, and a Fresh Honeycomb, which was out of this world yum! The other…

      3 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Savoring the Flavors of a Wine County Autumn

      … “Blues Creek” Pinot Grigio. “Ahs” accompanied the dessert of a pillar of bleu cheese-infused cheesecake atop a cherrywood-smoked raspberry chipotle coulis paired with Casa Tiena Vista’s “Dragonfruit” Port and a Port from the Texas-based winery, Missina Hof. The sweet Ports perfectly balanced the rich but savory cheesecake. As we embraced the fall…

      3 readers - By Linda Kissam/ WineChixs.com

      NYC Ritz-Carlton Central Park Phenomenal Femmes Dinner with Lynn Penner Ash

      … the surprise of the night was a "double delight" of both grilled prime rib and salmon, served with two very different pinot noirs, the pinot noir "Shea Vineyard" 2012 and the pinot noir "Estate vineyard" 2012. Guests were asked to try the wines with both the salmon and prime rib, and decide which pairing they liked best. Another surprise was dessert, home…

      3 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      Alden & Harlow: First Impressions

      … pairing. I had a little room for dessert and there are four choices available on their Dessert menu, priced $9-$11. I opted for the Baked Apple & Olive Oil Cake Trifle, with Aleppo & Honey Whipped Cream and brown sugar. This is a great seasonal choice with lots of flavor, a spicy kick, and a nice balance of crisp apples and smooth cream…

      4 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Prestige and Reveilo Wines in a win-win alliance for both

      … as indigenous Italian varietals like Sangiovese, Nero d'Avola and Grillo. Reveilo also offers a top quality Late Harvest Chenin Blanc in its dessert range. Situated in Niphad about 50 kms from Nashik, Vintage Wines was incorporated in 2002 with technical collaboration from the Italian firm, Enofly. Its family land holdings consist of 215 acres of which 100…

      6 readers - By Sommelier India

      Thursday Sips & Nibbles

      …, crostini) Mirafiore, Barolo, Piedmonte, 2008 Second Course Braised bone-in Short Rib (Root vegetable, mushroom ragu, caramelized cippolini onions) Fontanafredda 'La Rossa,' Barolo, Piedmont, 2008 Dessert Chocolate Molten Cake (Milk jam, chocolate chip cookie crumble, beef powder) Batasiolo, Barolo Chinato, Piedmont, 2011 Cost: $75 per person To make…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Wine Tasting Club Checklist

      … with the first course, then the second four with the entrée. At the end of the session, guests can vote on their favorite wine. If you’ve tasted the wines blindly, they can also guess which was which wine and then the bottles can be revealed. Retire to the living room for post-tasting conversation, coffee, tea and dessert. Ask guests…

      1 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      7 Napa Valley restaurants make Michelin’s Bib Gourmand list

      … total establishments make the cut. So, how did Napa Valley fare? As a reminder, the 2014 list included five Napa Valley restaurants. The 2015 Bib Gourmand list released today saw a total of seven Napa Valley eateries make the cut. In order to receive a Bib Gourmand designation, restaurants must serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert…

      10 readers - By The Cork Board

      Sweet Is Cool – In Unlikely Places

      … successful in Canada with Riesling, Vidal, Cabernet Franc and Gewürztraminer being the grapes most typically used. It is a rich style of dessert wine made from grapes that have been left on the The Skuriats with their pinot noir on the vine vine in winter to freeze naturally at a temperature of no warmer than -7°C (Germany) or -8°C (Canada). Water forms ice…

      2 readers - By Robin Goldsmith/ The Alcohol Professor