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    Celebrate Food Sovereignty Day: Miguel Altieri (Video)

    After attending a panel on afro-ecology hosted at Berkeley's Brower Center recently, I've started auditing the agro-ecology class at U.C. Berkeley starting this week. If we believe that wine is food - a concept traditionally embraced in Europe - we can think more about how wine production fits into the broader food production system.

    8 readers - By Pam Strayer/ Organic Wines Uncorked

    Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

    Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style A tale of fruity pizza and aromatic Alsatian whites. Posted on September 28, 2014 by Jeff Alexander Rangen vineyard, Zind-Humbrecht This I say with peace and love: Hawaiian pizza – that is, pie with pineapple and ham – will never pass my lips. If it’s your bag, hey, that’s between you and Domino’s.

    8 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Bordeaux 'lacks premium brands', says Baron Philippe de Rothschild chief

      Decanter - - 7 readers - Bordeaux's image on the international wine market is hampered by a lack of premium brands that can appeal to mainstream consumers, the managing director of Baron Philippe de Rothschild has said. Hugues Lechanoine of Baron Philippe de Rothschild Bordeaux may be home to some of the world's most prestigious wine estates, but the top wines from those chateaux only represent a small ...

      Empty Glasses at Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

      Spittoon - - 7 readers - Empty Glasses at Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande I’m packing. Another trip into Europe for some vineyard exploration and tasting but just enough time between stuffing rolled socks into shoes and failing dismally at folding shirts as they do in the shops to post a Sunday Wine Shot photo. This was taken during the incredibly fun and interesting Bordeaux trip from last June.

      Daily Wine News: Insanity

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 7 readers - Officials at the New York State Liquor Authority have gone completely insane. In the New York Times, Eric Asimov finds 10 Manhattan restaurants that “cherish” $40 to $60 wines. “At 80 she has the energy and enthusiasm of someone two decades younger. She’s off to Macchu Picchu this month and has a passion for white water rafting.

      Schiller’s Favorite Restaurants, Brasseries, Bistros, Cafes and Wine Bars in Paris, France

      schiller-wine - - 6 readers - Pictures: Morning Coffee in Paris (Brasserie Terminus Nord) According to a Forbes survey, Paris is the best city in the world in terms of eating well, ahead of Rome and Tokyo. I lived in Paris between 2005 and 2008, for 3 years, on the right bank in the 8th arrondissement. Naturally, my list of favorites reflects that to a certain extent, although the Paris Metro takes you v ...

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      Kavalan: Taiwan Whiskey

      …. In addition, these higher temperatures can lead to increased bacterial growth. As such Dr..Swan and Chang worked together to find ways to handle these issues. For example, they use stainless steel fermenting containers, instead of wood, to prevent bacteria. By the way, their barley is imported from Europe. Much of their work is directed toward…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Sierra Salinas Puerto Salinas 2009

      … has drained many worldwide destinations of wine, beer and spirits including Europe, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Argentina, Central America and Alaska. Bottles that hold his attention tend to emanate from the Rhone, Alsace, New York, California and, increasingly, Pennsylvania. He is a devout acidhound and will always take a glass of Riesling in a pinch. View all posts by Jeff Alexander → …

      2 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Schiller's Favorite Wines of Madagascar

      … favorites series. Europe Germany Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Frankfurt am Main, Germany Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars in Berlin, Germany Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Frankfurt am Main, 2013, Germany Schiller's Favorite Apple Wine Taverns in Frankfurt am Main, Germany Schiller’s Favorite Wine Taverns in Mainz, Germany Other Europe Schiller’s…

      1 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

      Paso Robles: Thomas Hill Organics and a New Chef

      …, Manning was invited to host a dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City, in addition to creating and executing a private dinner party for 12 people that raised over $91,000 for charities in Bethesda, Maryland. At Peju Winery, Chef Manning launched and oversaw fresh and original menu ideas in its culinary programs, including Peju’s…

      1 readers - By Hoot n Annie

      The Italian Wine Club Giordano Wines – Explore the World of Wine

      …The Italian Wine Club from Giordano Wines Offers Great Values for Wine Explorers Over the past few episodes on Bacchus and Beery Wine Radio, Donna and I have been talking about getting bold and adventurous with your wine choices. That may mean trying a new variety, label or trying wines from a different country or region. Wines from Europe can…

      1 readers - By Roger Beery/ Bacchus and Beery

      Red Heat Tavern: Josper Charcoal Broiler Oven (Part 1)

      … in into their kitchen. I recently spoke with Chef Martha Leahy, of Red Heat Tavern, to interview her about the Josper. Chef Leahy actually began a career in finance, but eventually decided to make a change and go to culinary school, graduating from Johnson & Wales. She then obtained a Master's degree in Italian cuisine in Italy. Afterwards…

      4 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      20% Off Yellow Dot Sale at Yankee Spirits [MA Only]

      … and Italy. With that in mind here are 12 picks from their store to get you started... 2008 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova $49.98 (no further discounts on this one) This is the best price currently available for any vintage of Tenuta Nuova anywhere in the US on Wine-Searcher. 94 points Wine Spectator. Great stuff, great buy. Losada ($14.99 - $19.99…

      2 readers - By Robert Dwyer/ The Wellesley Wine Press

      New World vs. Old World

      … writer, explained, when we talk about old world, we mean Europe, while new world encompasses everywhere else. Old world wines are generally more earthy and savory, with marked acidity and minerality and less alcohol. New world wines are typically more fruit-forward, less acidic, and higher in alcohol. Did these generalizations hold up in this group…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      Domaine Henry at St. Georges d’Orques.

      … exceptional vintage over 30 years. 2011 Villefranchien, St. Georges d’Orques – 25€ 90% Grenache planted in 1920 and 1947 Light red colour, almost like Pinot Noir. Fresh liqueur cherries, with acidity and tannin. Medium weight. No wood. François does not make each wine every year. If you think in terms of the Burgundian classification, St. Georges is his…

      4 readers - By Rosemary George/ Taste Languedoc

      Food und wein

      … I was hoping, against my better judgement for even more from this bottle – partly a sentimental hope, as it had travelled a long way to get to my fridge – from Germany to the USA and then to South Africa in the luggage of an old friend returning here to live, who’d incredibly kindly bought this remnant of his collection of wines there as a gift…

      2 readers - By Tim James/ GrapeGrape

      Fire Flower Chenin Blanc Pinot Grigio 2013

      …I’ll be honest, I wasn’t excited about this wine. Whilst I’ve had some lovely Pinot Grigios, I’ve had plenty that are insipid. I’ve drunk divine Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley in France, but some real duffers from elsewhere, and I’m not South African wine’s biggest consumer, it seem s along way to bring mediocre wine to Europe, we have plenty…

      5 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

      Tales From: The Wachau, Austria, Part Two

      … grumpiness. Having visited Europe countless times (mostly in France), I have developed a rather straight forward approach to European dining: You have to try rather hard to eat poorly in Europe. I have never really tried to disprove the axiom, since, well, why would you ever try to eat poorly? With one notable exception (at a rest stop on the freeway…

      3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Great whites from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      … double golds below, which are out-of-the-mainstream varieties. Albariño is a Spanish variety that is catching on in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to its bright fruit and dazzling acidity. Siegerrebe is an extremely rare grape variety grown only in cool areas, such as the wet and often gray Puget Sound American Viticultural Area. See the complete…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Celebrate Food Sovereignty Day: Miguel Altieri (Video)

      … After attending a panel on afro-ecology hosted at Berkeley's Brower Center recently, I've started auditing the agro-ecology class at U.C. Berkeley starting this week. If we believe that wine is food - a concept traditionally embraced in Europe - we can think more about how wine production fits into the broader food production system. Since…

      8 readers - By Pam Strayer/ Organic Wines Uncorked
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