• Drink like a True Roman: The Wine of Lazio

      Cesanese could have been the local wine of ancient Rome. In order to explore some of the traditional wines of Italy, we paired up with a Chef who knows the ins and outs of Italian cuisine. In this post, we’ll explore a rare Roman wine called Cesanese (“chae-sah-NAE-say”) and a dish inspired by Rome’s love of Cucina Povera or, ‘Poor Kitchen’. Tasting Cesanese del Piglio wine.

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    • Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience

      Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience The Texas Hill Country Wineries have roots as old as any around. Texas grapes grow in soils made from ancient calcareous sea deposits, similar to many of the grape-growing regions of Europe. Texas wine culture arrived in the 1600s with Spanish missionaries who settled and planted vineyards in El Paso del Norte.

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    • Shinkame Brewery: From Holy Turtle to Aged Sake (Part 1)

      The Holy Turtle. Warm Sake. World War 2. Junmai. Cheese Pairings. Aged Sake. Honjozo. What a fascinating interview with Yoshimasa Ogawahara (pictured above), the 7th generation owner of Shinkame Shuzo, a Sake brewery located in the Saitama Prefecture of Japan. Mr. Ogawahara made a three-night trip to the U.S. and his only stop was in Boston.

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  • New Book from Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger on the Texas Hill Country Wineries

    … Starting in 1976, the Aulers planted an estate vineyard (shown here in 1983) on the shore of Lake Buchanan at their Fall Creek property in Tow north of Fredericksburg. This location provided beneficial cooling breezes, but also bought Pierce’s Disease that for many years challenged Fall Creek Vineyards and other hill country vineyards trying…

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  • 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…

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  • Thirst Boston 2014: Rum For All

    …, the class seemed much less academic, and more a fun and informative method to learn about rum. And Paul and Sean were witty presenters, keeping everything down to earth and fun, without any hint of snobbery. They also did their part to shatter some common myths about rum. Rum is produced from two main components, sugar cane juice or molasses…

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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

    …, the Mahican (an Eastern Algonquian tribe) and the Lenape (also known as the Delaware). Europeans came to the region in the early 17th century, with Henry Hudson as one of the prominent first explorers. Hudson was English and was hired by the Dutch East India Company to find a potential Northwest Passage to Asia. Around 1609, while seeking…

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  • The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

    … of sikbaj with them, including when some settled in Britain. The Jews seemed to prefer the fried fish dishes, with vinegar, and they soon became popular in Britain as well. During the mid-19th century, fried potatoes started to appear in London, and Jews started pairing fried fish and chips, though making the fish warm rather than cold. They caught on so…

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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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  • Final harvest for Paul Champoux

    … Paul Champoux looks at his 1972 block of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Horse Heaven Hills. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) ALDERDALE, Wash. – In the next few weeks, one of Washington’s most talented and respected grape growers will harvest his last cluster of grapes. The 2014 harvest will be Paul Champoux’s last. The man who…

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  • English and Welsh Wines: A First Glance

    … on allocation.” As we finish our visit to the UK, I realize my window on English and Welsh wines has been opened by a couple of inches only. There is clearly much more to learn and appreciate to get the full view of this industry. History indicates that vineyards were first established in Britain during the 300 years of Roman occupation. Organizations…

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