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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

      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.

      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 ...

      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 ...

      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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      Wine Adventure: Howard Kleinfeld

      … to expand one’s ‘Wine-Q’,” says Kleinfeld, who offers the following suggestions. • If you like white zinfandel, consider a Riesling. White zin is the “Kool-Aid of wine.” It can be a good introduction to the wonderful world of wine because it’s sweet, and everybody likes sugar. But there are a number of wines at many price points that are also sweet…

      1 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      Dinner with Piper-Heidsieck Chef de Caves Regis Camus

      … was an extremely cold winter with frost. Several thousand hectares of vines froze, resulting in a poor harvest. The concentrated vintage shows the stress of the year, yet is steady and sturdy. 1979 RARE paired with Kunik cheese and rhubarb - 1979 had a cold and rainy spring that led to late flowering and harvesting, yet the wines from this year…

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

      Santiago de Compostela: Food and Wine Mecca!

      … apparent and made my experience all the richer. Where to stay in Santiago de Compostela I am a big fan of the “old quarter” of every city I have visit throughout Spain and Portugal. The charm of the narrow streets and cobble stones will never cease to steal my heart, so naturally I recommend finding a place in the center of Santiago de Compostela…

      4 readers - By Sam Zucker/ Catavino

      Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012

      …. This red wine blend was one of the few red wines included in my first shipment from NakedWines.Com. The blend is 50% zinfandel, 30% syrah, and 20% carignane, which is the first I’ve heard of that last grape! Thought I’d share that tidbit in case you need a reminder that I’m just a consumer, not a wine educator. The Fair Angel 2012 reminded me…

      1 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

      … of the health-food section in supermarkets, now sell a lot more of the healthy alfarroba cookies and biscuits, as well as the alfarroba flour/powder to make your own recipes, as it has shown it can even be used to control glycemic levels in diabetics. Even some brands of whole wheat bread use a touch of alfarroba flour. Portuguese chefs have also been…

      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

      … grape varietals, Domingos explains, “I think it’s important to work on those grape varietals, as opposed to planting others”. Tiñto Cao and Tannat are his “Salt and Pepper” grape varietals, which are used in blends to give you a nice “punch” on the palate (in wine lingo… this is a good thing). The Fourth in Union Square, NYC paired the wines with some…

      3 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Savoring the Flavors of a Wine County Autumn

      … in Fallbrook complemented the tapas by balancing the intense flavor of the Pinot Noir with the richness of the pork. The fourth tapas consisted of a fall favorite of butternut squash ravioli covered in prosciutto, garlic, olives, and sage. The richness of the squash and the gaminess of the prosciutto were balanced by the crispness of Middleridge…

      3 readers - By Linda Kissam/ WineChixs.com

      Alden & Harlow: First Impressions

      … Although Alden & Harlow opened in January 2014, I felt bad that I hadn't dined there until very recently. And now that I've dined there, I feel like I've cheated myself out of some excellent meals, and I promise myself to frequent this restaurant more often. As I mentioned yesterday, I recently dined there with a Chilean winemaker and I…

      4 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie
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