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    Aging Report: Borgogno Riserva Barolo Piemonte 1967

    Wine is extraordinary because, unlike other foods and beverages, it can improve with age. The best reason to drink aged wines is that they develop flavors and aromas that can only be experienced via the aging process. But that cannot be the only reason some of us are fascinated by aged wines because, frankly, some of them don’t have a lot of flavor left to experience.

    5 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

    Breaking News: Bureaucrats Can Be Idiots

    It is common practice for wineries to offer their wine club members the opportunity to participate in harvest by helping to pick grapes or work on the crush pad. As payment, the winery will throw a barbecue, open some wine, but more importantly their customers get the satisfaction of helping to make the wine they drink, come to know the people behind the wine, and learn about ...

    5 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      Learning about Wine from Grandma Lorraine.

      Italian Wine Geek - - 5 readers - I am Italian by ethnicity on my father’s side of the family. Grandma Lorraine is his mother, my Calabrese nonna. She’ll remind you she’s Calabrese too- anytime it’s convenient. Mostly when she’s being stubborn about something and she’s using her cultural heritage to remind you she won’t change her mind about something. “I’m Calabrese,” she says as she raps her fist on the table.

      Meet the Mola Men of Del Mar Plaza, and the Wines they Love

      Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update - - 4 readers - by Frank Mangio Mola Gastro Bar, upstairs in the Del Mar Plaza, is drawing a lot of big time party people since it opened a short time ago. Meet and greets love the format that promotes easy getting-to-know you over a glass of wine and a tapas or two. An inviting combination of an inside bar room and a generous outside dinner table plaza scene connect the fun. Jose Antonio Gomes is the G.M.

      The Wine Artist Food and Wine Pairing Competition: It’s ALL in the Sauce

      WineChixs.com - - 4 readers - By Robin Dohrn Simpson Robin Dohrn-Simpson is a San Diego freelance writer. When not sitting at her desk she can usually be found exploring the corners of San Diego or the world. Her passions include wine, food, adventure travel, exercise and scrapbooking. Robin is a member of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association.

      Europa Village’s Oktoberfest ~ Barrels Of Fun!

      Uncorked Wine Travels! - - 3 readers - Willkommen to Europa Village‘s authentic 2014 Oktoberfest! Festive costumes adorned the staff and guests alike at the Annual Oktoberfest. Steins of handcrafted beer were raised high and Europa wines flowed freely as guests enjoyed the authentic German fare and music. Hangar 24, Refuge Brewery, Ironfire Brewery and Craft Brewing Company were all on keg duty to serv ...

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      Travel Tuesday: Paso Robles Uncorked

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      2 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      Dispatch From the Beer Blogger’s Conference 2014

      … Cramer, founder of Karl Strauss Brewery. Saturday also features keynote speakers: Ray Daniels, founder of Cicerone.org in Boston and Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada in San Diego. It’s a pretty intense whirlwind, and you just have to hold on and enjoy the ride. After all that, Sunday is a tough, tough morning. But worthwhile to attend, because…

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      Meet the Mola Men of Del Mar Plaza, and the Wines they Love

      … connect the fun. Jose Antonio Gomes is the G.M. that turns it on. “We are something new and different, very colorful with murals crowded with smiling people raising wine glasses, and we have a much bigger wine menu,” he soothed in a perfect Spanish accent. Turns out that Mola means “cool” in Spanish, so the name is a perfect fit. The cool Mola men…

      4 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update

      10 Best Beer Town Winners

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      3 readers - By Kelly Fugina/ Sipped In California

      Wine highlights from last week in California

      … Thanks to everyone who came out to my Bele Casel tastings in California! And special thanks to Jill at DomaineLA in Los Angeles and Jayne and Jon at Jaynes in San Diego for hosting. Prosecco Colfòndo is always a great excuse to get together and reconnect. It was super fun to taste with you. Of course, I tasted a lot of wines while out…

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      Sicily, the Middle East, and Greece all in one plate at République

      … San Diegans, please come out and taste with me tomorrow at Jaynes Gastropub, where I’ll be pouring five wines, including Bele Casel Prosecco Colfòndo. Click here for details. I’m not the first or the only to be entirely wowed by Walter Manzke’s cooking. But HOLY CRAP this was good at République in LA last night! That’s “yellow fin tuna, celery…

      2 readers - By Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi

      Learning about Wine from Grandma Lorraine.

      … I am Italian by ethnicity on my father’s side of the family. Grandma Lorraine is his mother, my Calabrese nonna. She’ll remind you she’s Calabrese too- anytime it’s convenient. Mostly when she’s being stubborn about something and she’s using her cultural heritage to remind you she won’t change her mind about something. “I’m Calabrese,” she says…

      5 readers - By Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek

      Beer Review: Stone Stochasticity Project: Hibiscusicity

      … Stone Brewing Company started an experimental line of beers in the last year called the “Stochasticity Project” (see Wikipedia for definition). It’s a way for them to experiment with different ingredients and make some off-the-wall beers, trying out some new ideas along the way. The series has already given us a gem in Grapefruit Slam and two…

      3 readers - By Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House

      Europa Village’s Oktoberfest ~ Barrels Of Fun!

      … Dance” to the Hofbrau Boys’ Germanic polka rhythms. One thing is certain… a good time was had by all ~ Beifall!!! www.europavillage.com This entry was posted in San Diego Country ~ Southern California, San Diego County ~ So Cal, South Coast AVA, Temecula ~ Southern California by Deborah Mines. Bookmark the permalink.…

      3 readers - By Deborah Mines/ Uncorked Wine Travels!

      The Wine Artist Food and Wine Pairing Competition: It’s ALL in the Sauce

      … tacos with corn, originally with a white sauce for the Sauvignon Blanc, ended with tomato and avocado salsa for the Cabernet. Chorizo tacos with lettuce and an apricot salsa- intended for the Cabernet, paired nicely with the Sauvignon Blanc. Polenta with Gorgonzola- intended for the Sauvignon Blanc, paired nicely with the Cabernet. What we learned…

      4 readers - By Linda Kissam/ WineChixs.com

      Beer Review: Green Flash Citra Session IPA

      … Green Flash Citra Session IPA Producer: Green Flash Brewing Company; San Diego, CA Beer Name: Citra Session Price Range: $5.99/22 oz. Style: Session IPA ABV: 4.5% Appearance: Bright orange-yellow, mostly clear Aroma: Citrus - orange, lemon, mango Virginia Pour House Review: The beer pours a bright orange-yellow and is mostly clear with no head…

      2 readers - By Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House

      Wine of the Week: Caymus Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

      … with friends and fellow vinosapiens on a crusty, warm evening in San Diego, at a place I like to call Chez Vino. The Caymus 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a great representation of the power and elegance that a Napa Cab can deliver. Immediately after it was decanted the aromas escaping from the decanter thrilled me like the coming attraction of a summer block…

      By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      The Courage to Make Wine

      … While working on our forthcoming San Diego Wine Guide, we had the opportunity to talk to many courageous winemakers who gave up lucrative, comfortable careers for the rigors and uncertainties of growing grapes and making wine. But these profiles in courage pale in comparison to Syria and Lebanese winemakers who struggle against religion and war…

      1 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      Aging Report: Borgogno Riserva Barolo Piemonte 1967

      … although some—from Barolo, the best vintages of Bordeaux, a few Rieslings—have a reputation for aging 50-60 years. The question is whether they actually improve over that long span of time. At our recent Wine Elite San Diego meeting we opened this Barolo from 1967. Surprisingly, it still shows classic dried floral aromas and some tar, with licorice…

      5 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts
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