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    WBC 2014 and the Wine Blog Awards – Part 2

    “And as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end That bullshit is bullshit, it just goes by different names” – The Jam, Beat Surrender The Wine Blog Awards, otherwise known as The Tom Wark Friends and Family Reach-around and Mini Sausage Breakfast Plan, had its annual Sally Fields Impersonation contest one evening during the recently concluded Wine Bloggers Conference.

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    Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming.

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      Harvest in full swing in California wine country

      Wine Country Getaways - - 5 readers - Harvest in full swing in California wine country Harvest in full swing in California wine country Harvest is in full swing in California wine country and will continue until early October. It could be longer if the weather cools below the normal for the year. Following is a description of a crew harvesting a small vineyard at the Limerick Lane Cellars.

      HAHNDORF HILL: GREEN AND BLUE KILLERS

      drinkster - - 3 readers - Hahndorf Hill Winery Adelaide Hills GRU Gruner Veltliner 2014 $28; 12.09% alcohol; screw cap; 94 points There are few wineries that have earned such a regular date in my tasting calendar as the annual HHW GRU und Blau release: this unlikely couple have carved out their annual notch. It's become something I look forward to every spring. They're always at the James Halliday end of my points scale.

      Red cooked duck breast

      Wino sapien - - 1 readers - I've been using the same master stock for eight years, it has a pleasing deepness and smoothness and I love the notion of keeping it suspended in my freezer. With each use I add some more dark soy and rice wine and whatever aromatics I have on hand - coriander root, ginger, star anise and occasionally spring onion. Ordinarily I poach a chicken but tonight a pair of duck breasts.

      Thomas Ciszak & Todd Villani‏ Chefs Collaboration Dinners

      Food & Wine Chickie Insider - - 1 readers - Chefs Thomas Ciszak and Todd Villani are teaming up for a pair of dinners showcasing fall flavors at their respective restaurants Chakra and Terre a Terre this October. All the produce will be sourced from local New Jersey farms including Bracco Farms, Terhune Orchards and Shibumi Farm. October 6 at Chakra (144 W.

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      HAHNDORF HILL: GREEN AND BLUE KILLERS

      …. It makes me yearn for cold-smoked pork belly or tea-smoked duck. Gotta take a bottle round to visit Cheong. And that very elegance and fleeting delight will have us raving straight through an entire blissful dish. If Cheong's in China or somewhere that appreciates him more than this petty burg does, a kassler from Max Noske's splendid Hahndorf butchery…

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      Thursday Sips & Nibbles

      …, pomegranate sumac Adelsheim Auxerrois, Chehalem Mountains, 2012 FIRST COURSE Hazelnut Dusted Trout (spaghetti squash, golden raisin, warm hazelnut apple vinaigrette) Adelsheim “Bryan Creek Vineyard” Pinot Blanc, Chehalem Mountains, 2012 Adelsheim Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, 2012 SECOND COURSE Long Island Duck (chestnut spaetzle, lightly smoked…

      6 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      WBC 2014 and the Wine Blog Awards – Part 2

      …, walks and smells like a duck raised on a dung heap. This isn’t the first time Amy has told the WBC its awards were not being spread around even though the number of actual wine blogs was increasing exponentially. You see Amy was on an advisory panel for the WBC and was a big proponent on limiting winners to two years, as to give all the great…

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      Thomas Ciszak & Todd Villani‏ Chefs Collaboration Dinners

      … including wines (tax & gratuity additional) Amuse Sautéed Carolina Trout slow roasted and pickled beets, horseradish and mustard – Albarino, Bodega Castro Martin 2012 Viking Village Scallops cauliflower puree, lardon – Chablis, Christian Moreau 2012 Lavender-Honey Glazed Duck duck fat potatoes, fennel – Grenache, Beckmen Estate 2010 48 Hour Root Beer…

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      Harvest in full swing in California wine country

      … row of vines. These are old Zinfandel vines, head pruned, so the harvesters have to duck under the vines to grab the grape clusters. This is not as easy as it would be if the vines were manicured and trained. When their plastic baskets are full, the workers carry them to the large bins, dump, and return to harvest at a furious pace. When a set…

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      Red cooked duck breast

      … but tonight a pair of duck breasts. How? To the still cool master stock add a pair of breasts and bring to the boil. Once bubbling turn the heat off and leave the meat to finish for an hour or two. Just before dinner remove the meat and pat the skin dry before colouring and rendering the skin in a hot pan. The skin will darken very quickly from…

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      Pappo

      … with blown-up pictures of water droplets. It was sleek and cozy at the same time with welcoming, speedy service from the servers and kitchen. I don’t have the particulars of my husband’s meal, not having expected to do a review that evening, but it was essentially a duck leg from Liberty Ranch with roasted root vegetables and broccolini. Insert my…

      By Rebecca Gomez Farrell