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    • Lone Oak Vineyards Schedules Thanksgiving Weekend Concert November 29

      Gewürztraminer wine in glass (Photo: Wikipedia)Lone Oak Vineyards, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake, Michigan, (517) 522-8167, has scheduled a special concert 6:30 – 9:30 PM Saturday, November 29. You made it through Thanksgiving Day dinner and Black Friday, this special candlelight concert with Ian Stewart is the perfect time to relax.

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    • Big release, bigger wines

      Chicken and beef destined for tortillas As we creep deeper and deeper into late autumn days, with afternoons bereft of light and evenings full of chill, we begin to search for more than a pipkin of warmth. Wine can fill the void and it is no simple folderol that we seek. The bicameral brain on one lobe wants deep, earthy reds, dynamic and changeless, the other asks for bombs with damp fuses.

    • Fig Mountain Brew Co. opens Santa Maria taproom on Betteravia Road

      Four years ago, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company was a new operation named after a local mountain favored by hikers and bicyclists. Today, Santa Barbara County locals know “Fig” as the place to meet for a cold one after work, for Quiz Night or for televised sports. From the original taproom on Industrial Way in Buellton, to the second site in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone to the ...

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  • Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 148: Stone Cold Goods

    Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 148: Stone Cold Goods In this episode, Jeff reviews two samples from Cornerstone Oregon before the Thanksgiving holiday… Wines Reviewed: Cornerstone Oregon 2012 Chardonnay and 2011 Pinot Noir Stay Rad, Jeff What wine will you be pairing with your Thanksgiving feast? Leave a comment, and let us know. Like this: Like Loading... Rel ...

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  • A Simple Turkey Brine

    … will not taste like sweet, salty apples and you must still season the turkey exactly as you always do. The brine is simple to make. Ingredients Two cups brown sugar Two cups Kosher salt One quart apple cider One quart water Five cloves garlic Five tablespoons fresh rosemary or two tablespoons dried rosemary Garlic and rosemary may…

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  • Sicily Photo Preview and Sicilian Wine Primer

    … My first article on my trip to Sicily was published over on Palate Press today. I must admit, it was difficult to write! There was so much I wanted to say about this incredible region, and to have to compile a weeks worth of information, people, wine, food, scenery, into one article was a challenging task! There were so many fantastic memories…

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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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  • Last Minute Wine & Food Ideas for Thanksgiving

    … searching Pinterest looking for inspiration while sipping on your third cup of coffee (or mimosa, I won’t judge). Whether you’re hosting this year or heading somewhere for T-day and looking for some ideas for appetizers or wine here are some suggestions. Easy Appetizer Idea — Cranberry and Red Wine Meatballs Looking for a last minute appetizer…

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  • A Moroccan Australian Irish Stew

    … is always drawn out and full of pauses and clauses. 1.3 kilograms of deboned lamb shoulder was the starting point. It's been in the freezer for a few weeks, surplus from my recent Moroccan food binge. We have pitted prunes and almonds, but the thought of another fruity tagine was just too much. I still wanted to use the techniques and the implement…

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  • Thanksgiving Wines

    … to your table. Consider starting with a bubbly that’s just slightly sweet and refreshing such as Prosecco. If many of your dishes have a fruit base, consider floral and fruity Moscato d’Asti. Red sparklers such as Lambrusco or Brachetto d’Acqui make terrific Thanksgiving wines that are practically guaranteed to make your celebration a bit more…

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  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

    … Remember those chocolate chip cookies I told you about yesterday that use olive oil instead of butter? Well I made them. And they turned out just as I remembered them the first (and second) time I had them at the Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge Farms. Chewy, chocolaty, indulgent, delicious, and entirely butter free. Oregon Olive Mill cookies…

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  • Learning about Olive Oil at the Oregon Olive Mill…

    …, would probably leave them in their cupboards, never knowing what to do with them, thus never using them. She confirmed it was true a year later, when we’d gone through the entire lot, and others hadn’t even cracked the cap. What a crime against artisan food! It got me thinking. Why wouldn’t people use such a cool product? Is it because they don’t…

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  • Drink More Pink Bubbles.

    … in Montana. Where it can (and should) be consumed out of red Solo cups. Also perfect for pairing with just about any savory appetizer or cheese. As written by my friend at Best Wines Online, “Lise and Bertrand Jousset are mixing things up. Their enlightened viewpoint in the cellar allows them to make wines that are both serious and joyful…

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  • An evening at The Ravens Club in Ann Arbor

    …. The cocktails here are absolutely amazing! So, a couple of weeks ago I received an invitation from The Ravens Club’s managing partner Jeff to come and sample their new fall menu along with a bunch of other food and booze bloggers in and around Ann Arbor. He specifically touted their revamped wine list, and you know, free food and free wine? Count me in. I…

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  • Portuguese Recipe: Pumpkin Preserve

    … Ever notice how the holidays strips your cabinets empty of quick nibbles? It’s the cuisine no one talks about. The cuisine that’s absolutely required when family and friends are streaming in from all corners of the planet. “Honey, Aunt Gertrude is stopping by, can you please grab a bottle of red a few nibbles? Just a little something we can enjoy…

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  • Restaurant Files: Oyster Bar, One Of The Best Hidden Dining Secrets Of New York

    … Let me ask you a question – do you think trains and freshest possible seafood have anything to do together? Here is another question – thinking about train station, what kind of food would you expect to find there? Does the word “gourmet” easily associates with the train station? Of course I’m not talking about an average train station…

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