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    • Spanish Hard Cider: The Golden Nectar of Asturias

      Cider(Sidra) production in Spain is concentrated in Asturias and Guipúzcoa, two mountainous regions in the northern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Both regions produce a similar style traditional cider: dry, still, and cloudy with sediment. Asturian cider is called Sidra, while the Basque name for the fermented apple nectar is Sagardoa.

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  • Peace, Love & Pizza @OGSgtPepperonis #BYO #NebbioloNight

    … I am super proud to be part of the hospitality industry. Supplying Italian wine to restaurants and shops has become an amazingly satisfying career for me- I love our community! Recently we started a monthly “Industry Night” in Orange County, California, where we get together to network, to relax, to get to know each other, and to taste wine. What…

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  • Drink More Pink Bubbles.

    … fermented.” This picture sums up how drinking this wine will make you feel. Yah-hoo! Trust me. Drink more Pink Bubbles! Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Champagne, Drink, Food, Wine Shops and tagged Ash, Best Wines Online, Bubbles, French Wine, Jousset Rose Petillant Naturel, Montana, Patton Penhallegon by Joanie Karapetian, Italian Wine Geek. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • On Spaghetti Westerns and Brunello. @michaelnemcik

    …-Italian cuisine. Especially his toothsome Spaghetti alla Chitarra… (Spaghetti image courtesy of Gastronomy Blog.) The wine was just perfect- the epitome of Sangiovese from Montalcino. Tannins were softened by time, it was almost dusty- like that fine grit that coats everything after a trail ride. The fruit was beautiful too- all brandied cherries…

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  • I say take no thought of the harvest…

    …- the real work is already done. Botti at Monteraponi, full and pregnant with years of hard work waiting inside. I love this time of year when the world, both virtual, online and physical, is full of the harvest. It is a good time to remember that wine is really just farming. Agriculture at its most basic level. Let’s not forget, the people who put…

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  • Kings of the Carso. @winestories

    … Friends of mine are going to the Carso soon. I am ecstatic for them because, even as this is a place I have not yet seen in person, I feel like I know it already. There will be a stiff breeze from the Adriatic and an electric, razor-sharp quality to the sunlight here. There will be lots of wine, cured pork, lovely cheeses. Bright red soil…

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  • Holiday Cocktails with Martini’s Rosso Pink Vermouth

    … Nigella Lawson’s popular “Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail” played off one of Rosso’s two dominant fruit flavors, making for a refreshing, low-alcohol cocktail. I made two versions that replaced the ginger ale in Nigella’s drink with inexpensive Cava for a slightly different take. With the holiday season in full swing, I have been thinking of other…

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  • A Battle Between Wine and Beer? Not Here…

    … Even though we – the four founders of the Wine Dine With Us blog – met while studying wine at Boston University, we all have an abiding affection for beer. It has never been a case of “either or” but rather a question of which wonderful beverage complements the meal or suits the occasion better. Over the past decade, wine has become…

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  • Wine Sayings of My Uncle, 1839

    … listening to the past. Here is a sampling: 1. Bad wine is never worth good water. 2. Never believe the wine good because the owner tells you so. 3. Red wine poisons oysters. 4. Repentance is a home-made wine of our own brewing. 5. Never drink bad wine out of compliment; self-preservation is the first law. 6. Wine makes the soul go naked. 7. Of wine…

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  • Pret-a-Porter..., sort of

    … It's great to see people that you admire have a good idea, but it's truly inspiring to see the idea come to life. I am proud to introduce SommPicks from one of my former sommeliers at Del Posto, Mike Zima. Mike has created a website to give you ready-to-drink wine at great prices. There are a lot of wines that are made to drink now but really…

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  • A New Friend

    … Since I left California I have been pining for beers from the Russian River Brewing Company. I have tried quite a few beers from the east coast that I enjoy but none wowed me like Pliny the Elder or the Blind Pig I.P.A. until I tried Peeper Ale from Maine Brewing Company. As with all things good these beers are hard to find and are made…

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