• A Knight Of The Brotherhood Of Port Wine

      "Port is the oil of good conversation." --Adrian Bridge When was the last time you enjoyed a glass of Port? Port, which is also known as Vinho do Porto, Porto and Vinho Generoso, is basically a fortified wine produced in the Douro region of Portugal. It is a wine of diversity, depth, and deliciousness, one which many Americans don't properly appreciate. Port consumption in the U.S.

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    • Thirst Boston 2014: Rum For All

      Saturday morning at 10am. Ten glasses of rum were on the table before me. Just par for the course at the first seminar of Thirst Boston, the annual drinks conference in Boston. The seminar was All For Rum & RUM FOR ALL! Why To Perceive Rum as You Do Scotch, Cognac, Bourbon, and was led by F. Paul Pacult and Sean Ludford, co-directors of Rum For All, an independent advocac ...

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    • Tastes of Badia a Coltibuono: Wines that Entwine The Past and Future of Chianti Classico

      Robert Stucchi-Prinetti of Badia a Coltibuono Tastes of Badia a Coltibuono: Wines that Entwine The Past and Future of Chianti Classico I recently tasted a selection of wines of Badia a Coltibuono and met its general manager and winemaker Roberto Stucchi-Prinetti, the great grandson in the family that came to own this winery with a long legacy in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany.

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  • The Smithsonian Channel: United States of Drinking on November 20

    … to the press release, “In UNITED STATES OF DRINKING, Ozersky explores how culture, science and history all come together in some of America’s favorite drinks, including moonshine, distilled spirits, beer, wine, and cocktails. Along the way, he meets with some of America’s top moonshiners, brew masters, vintners, craft distillers and mixologists…

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  • Bisol’s Venissa: A Golden Wine of Venice

    … that it was a platform to promote the Bisol brand, but my hypothesis didn’t hold up. It really seems to be a sincere attempt by the Bisol family to honor the history and traditions of Venice and Venetian wine. What makes Venissa so interesting is the ambitious approach. It would be possible to draw attention to Venetian wine culture with a museum exhibition of some…

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  • TasteCamp At Hudson Valley: Some History

    … Valley. There are close to 50 wineries in this AVA, and they can generally be found on various wine trails, including the Shawangunk Wine Trail, Duchess Wine Trail and Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail. Where did it all begin? To answer that, let's delve into a little history. The Hudson Valley was originally the home to two Native American peoples…

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  • The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

    …, The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu by Dan Jurafsky. The book explains and expounds upon various food-related words, as well as examining the role of words in everything from menus to restaurant reviews. It is part history and science, psychology and etymology. If you love food, it is an excellent read, one which will intrigue and interest…

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  • Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas

    … Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas The biggest news that I’ve heard is some time started with an email out of the blue from Susan Auler that said, “Just wanted to let you know about our wonderful new venture.” The details that followed were about a new Fall Creek Vineyards location in Driftwood, Texas. The plans…

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  • English and Welsh Wines: A First Glance

    … be the product of fermented freshly crushed grapes.” (UKVA website) An important distinction to avoid making an unintentional wine faux pas when either buying or ordering UK wine. But I digress. Back to The Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy. A conversation with an employee reveals an interesting twist to their menu preparation and wine and food…

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  • Getting to the Heart and Soul of Suisun Valley

    … an internationally told story for the very first time is amazing to me to have this opportunity. I have what some people like to think of as a “scoop,” when in fact… Writing The Earliest History of Grape Growing in Suisun Valley has me really off and running, and the rest will be history… as the saying goes, as I get to tie in the time between…

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  • The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

    … soared. By 1877, it was being considered the national grape of Uruguay, and in honor of Pascal, Tannat became commonly referred to as Harriague. Another important person in the history of wine in Uruguay is Francisco Vidiella, a former gardener from Catalonia. In 1874, he established a vineyard and winery at Colón, planting Folle Noire and Gamay…

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  • A Day in Alentejo, Portugal in Photos

    … Portugal: A Day in Alentejo with Esporao After a day of travel, we arrived to Lisbon early morning, then drove southeast, checking into a hotel in UNESCO World Heritage site, Evora, Portugal. The city stands within a 15th c. outer standing wall, with the center including portions of an 11th c. fortification. Ancient megolithic monuments, 3rd…

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