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    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 Invitation ...

      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 sen ...

      St. Francis Winery Food & Wine Pairing

      Vinogger - - 6 readers - St. Francis is a Certified Sustainable, family-owned winery that has been making wine in Sonoma County for over 40 years. St Francis winery is in a beautiful setting and they are dedicated to preserving the environment using solar energy and environmentally sound business practices including water conservation, recycling and use of eco-friendly packaging to preserve and protect Sonoma Valley.

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      3 readers - Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story
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