Restaurant Files: Gastro Bar in Stamford, CT

    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).

    7 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

    Winery Visit Roundup

    In this post we share our experiences at three wineries that we visited within the past month. It includes one newbie, too! Granite Heights Winery: Always a treat to visit Luke and Toni at Granite Heights. We enjoyed the crisp 2012 Chardonnay with its characteristics of pear and citrus with a flinty finish.

    6 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

      Hot Child in the City: Steve Beckta’s Restaurant Ignites Hospitality

      Natalie MacLean - - 6 readers - Note: I’m finally posting this story online: it was originally published in Ottawa Magazine, the sister publication of Toronto Life, back in 2003 when Steve Beckta opened his first restaurant on Nepean Street. Why now? Two reasons. First, the story still gives you an insider peak back stage of a top-notch restaurant and what’s like to be in a small, hot, high-performance kitchen.

      Are You a Wine Snob? (Quiz)

      Wine Folly - - 6 readers - Wine is a lot like art, literature and music, in that the more you know about it, the more you appreciate it. However, learning can be tricky because it’s hard to figure out how to get started. What’s worse is that the path of entry is guarded by snobs. What type of wine lover are you? Are you a Wine Beginner, Wine Lush or a Wine Snob? Take this quiz to find wine personality fits you the most.

      Review: The Exclusive Malts Batch #5 – Ledaig, Glenrothes, Speyside - - 5 readers - The latest round of the always-enticing independently-bottled Exclusive Malts arrives with seven expressions available. We managed to get our hands on three of them. Without further ado, thoughts follow. The Exclusive Malts Ledaig 2005 8 Years Old – Extremely pale, with just a touch of yellow on it.

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      Anna de Codorniu #Cava … on “Sparkling Sunday”

      …Anna de Codorniu #Cava … on “Sparkling Sunday” Sundays are always a great time to break out the bubbly and enjoy the day (especially with delicious dessert). This past Sunday, we tried Anna de Codorniu Brut, NV and Brut Rose, NV, cava made in the traditional method in which the fermentation takes place in the bottle - similar to Champagne. First…

      1 readers - By A Wine Story

      Harvest 2014: Week 9 – So Where Are We Going to Put That?

      …After the events of last week, my thoughts are that we are pretty much finished with the normal ripening process for this harvest. We had another rain storm that dropped an additional 1/2 in of rain on Calistoga and thunderstorms on Friday that brought a massive hail storm and lightning to the valley. Luckily it doesn’t seem that any fruit…

      1 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      Rant: Sex, Drugs & Restaurant Reviews

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      2 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Restaurant Files: Gastro Bar in Stamford, CT

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      7 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Rodney Strong Vineyards Silver Anniversary!

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      5 readers - By Somm In The City

      112 Eatery, Minneapolis, MN

      … of a sweet, spiced, almond and carmel popcorn clusters. It reminded me of upscale Cracker Jacks that had some of the same flavors of the toffee at Bar La Grassa. The wine list is good with a nice variety. We recommend you try it, but plan a little time in advance because there is not a lot of parking in the area! Bon appetit! ~Chris Like this: Like Loading... About the author…

      3 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

      Best Craft Beer + Food Pairing 2014

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      4 readers - By Washington State Beer and Wine

      Flight Home with Wine on Delta

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      3 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      September 27th at VINTAGES rolls into October 2nd with Taste Ontario

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      1 readers - By Godello

      Chateau Pibran Pauillac Bordeaux Wine-Another Great Wine! @MercatBistro

      …. As it began to open up, we fell in love with it. Crimson in color, tightly wound at first, but opens up to a very elegant wine with white pepper, spices, red and dark fruit with sweet tannins. A big dry, but lovely! Pair that with an awesome warm goat cheese and arugula salad, Cote de Boeuf for two, and last, but not least, dessert! Tiramisu, chocolate…

      1 readers - By Wine Wrangling Woman

      Dinner at a Winery Taproom

      … taps Tanks with wine and hoses to taps. Some of the wines are from Coopers Hall Winery. The winery sources fruit form Oregon, California and New Mexico. They have a selection of red and white wines. Also on tap are guest taps from mostly the United States but also a few from outside the US, sparkling wines and dessert wines. Behind the bar and taps…

      1 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      Oktoberfest Beer Brats and Boats 2014 in Chicago at Navy Pier in Chicago

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      What to drink for National Cherries Jubilee Day?

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      4 readers - By Bob on Sonoma

      Whiskey River BBQ, Mt Prospect, IL

      … Whiskey River BBQ your destination. Plenty of food and drink options and, if you're a sports fan, plenty of games on to keep you occupied. This meal was comped for review purposes - all opinions are my own. Like 50 States Of Wine on Facebook Follow 50 States Of Wine on Twitter Subscribe to the 50 States Of Wine YouTube channel…

      3 readers - By 50 States of Wine

      Portugal’s Arroz Carolino: The Native Rice of Portuguese Gastronomy

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      5 readers - By Catavino