• Bolo Rei and Bolo Rainha: Portugal’s Royal Christmas Treat

      From the beginning of November to the end of January, it’s impossible to pass a pastelaria (pastry shop) without being bombarded by the ubiquitous Bolo Rei (King Cake). This is one of, if not the most, popular Christmas dessert throughout Portugal, consisting of a sweet, brioche-like bread dough with plenty of eggs, filled with various nuts, raisins and crystallized fruit.

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    • Gold Medal Plates Toronto 2014

      Gold Medal winning plate, Gold Medal Plates, Toronto 2014: Canoe’s Chef John Horne’s Grandview Short Ribs Glazed with Tree Syrups (c) Ronald Ng Photography When head judge David Lawrason asked me to join him and fellow WineAlign colleague Sara d’Amato to preside over the wines at Gold Medal Plates Toronto, I paused for a brief moment.

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    • 2 books to enjoy this Christmas

      Most of us who love wine are either armchair hedonists from time to time, or know someone who is, so books about wine, food and food and wine travel usually make perfect Christmas presents. So, I thought I would tell you about a couple of books that have come my way recently. Firstly a wine and travel atlas of Piemonte The beautiful rolling hills of Piemonte.

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  • For The Love of Life and Pizza: Brick+Wood in Fairfield, CT

    …, evoo) – very good crust, nice flavor profile; Spizy Pizza (San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, sopressata, prosciutto cotto, bacon and jalapeno, red pepper infused honey) – perfectly spicy!; Mare a Monte (shrimp, corn and crispy pancetta) – delicious with the nice sweetness, the corn was very interesting on the pizza. Last but not least – dessert…

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  • Kickin’ it with Kitchit!

    … specific person or for several hard to buy for family members. Or perhaps you are throwing together a last minute dinner party to celebrate with the family and friends. Nothing says stress like a party for 6! Instead of running out to Whole Foods and fighting for the last organic ham, check out this new service from Kitchit. Kitchet brings talented…

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  • It’s a BDF: Bradley’s Fine Diner Opens in Silicon Valley

    … left the restaurant group to create Bradley Ogden Hospitality in 2012. Recently he opened the first BFD in Houston. I was invited to join a group of local food press at his newest outpost to sample the family style service. The Silicon Valley diner is in Menlo Park, steps away from the Caltrain station, making it an easy trek by train from San…

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  • Grilled Chestnuts, and Wine to Impress

    … at most Stoller events I’ve been to, either pouring wine, or talking to guests. If that wasn’t enough, she’s also a mother of two young boys. Basically, she’s my shero. At Stoller they make three main tiers of wine, with a small addition of some single acre limited bottling of Riesling, Tempranillo, and Syrah. The Legacy, their highest end tier…

    Vindulgein Pinot Noir Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Beetroot risotto

    …. Dish out and top with a few slices of brie, the remaining herbs and flowers and a little more Pecorino. Finish with cracked pepper. Related in method. 2013 Matchbox Riesling. Clare. 12%. Approx $25. In scent and taste it seems entirely typical of the Clare Valley. Powder, talc, lime zest and salt. Dry, long and electric. Click here for the original context …

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  • Holiday Menu Inspiration from Sustainable Winegrowing Book

    … Looking for new recipes to transform your traditional holiday fare this year? These delicious and sustainably-minded dishes from Wine Institute's new book,"Down to Earth: A Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California," will set the stage – and your table – for a holiday to remember. Your celebration can have a festive start…

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  • The Wine Diva’s Gift Suggestions

    … – especially the maturing woman who might want a bit more sass and edge in her life. 3 4. Sees Candy, about $20/pound: For over 90 years See’s Candies has been dedicated to making only the finest, freshest ingredients in each recipe. No preservatives to the candy. It’s quality you can taste in every piece. American made, famous for fantastic yum…

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  • Dinner

    … set aside when both sides are ready. When all the breads have been cooked, wrap them tea towels and re heat (1-2 minutes in a hot oven) just before use. Tomato salad. 400g of assorted small tomatoes, halved and tossed with a crushed and diced clove of garlic, finely chopped parsley and coriander, salt, pepper and olive oil. Black beans. A can…

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  • Alaska Airlines: Partners with Seattle’s Tom Douglas

    … Tom Douglas entrees will begin flying in early 2015. “Alaska Airlines and I have a lot in common, so coming together to delight travelers with savory, high quality food from the Pacific Northwest made sense,” said Douglas. “Food is an important part of every great journey and it’s an honor to have my cuisine featured on Alaska’s flights.” Blog…

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  • Valley of the Temples – A must do day trip in Sicily

    … When visiting Sicily if there’s one place you absolutely can’t miss (besides the wine, the food, the beaches, and, well, more wine), it’s the Valley of the Temples. The Valley of the Temples The Valley of the Temples is an archaeological park that consists of eight temples (and their remains) built somewhere around 540 BC by the ancient Greeks…

    Vindulgein Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • Re-Focus – Foundation • Discipline • Expertise

    … It’s that time of year when I start reflecting on what I’ve done all year long and what I want the year ahead to look like. Last year I said I wanted to focus on Foundation, Discipline and Expertise. I’ve worked very hard on building on my already strong foundation and I feel really good about the work I accomplished in this area. I remained…

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  • Celebrating Four Years of Parenthood with Berlucchi Cuvée 61 Rosé Brut

    …, was there. My Street Grocery is a mobile grocery store focusing on healthy and fresh food, finding its way into Portland neighborhoods that may not have easy access to markets like Whole Foods. It’s pretty awesome! It that wasn’t cool enough, hubs decided to sell Smoked Tri-Tip Sandwiches with Chimichurri Sauce and Smoked Tomato Bisque…

    Vindulge- 6 readers -
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