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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.

      Taste a favorite Prosecco (Colfòndo) with me in So. Cal. in October

      Do Bianchi - - 4 readers - Above: no, thankfully, I won’t be performing any Air Guitar at the tastings. There will be groovy musique however! Hope to see you at one or the other or both… I’m geeked to share the news that I’ll be pouring wines by my client Bele Casel in Los Angeles and San Diego in October, including their Prosecco Colfòndo, one of me and Tracie P’s all-time favorite wines. If you happen t ...

      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.

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

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      4 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update

      10 Best Beer Town Winners

      … a great job promoting and enticing beer drinkers, brewers and connoisseurs to visit. Cheers Grand Rapids! We are very excited to see Bend Oregon on the list as it is one of our favorite beer destinations with Crux Fermentation, 10 Barrel Brewing, Boneyard, and Deshcutes Brewing to name a few...not to mention, my Dad lives there! As for we…

      3 readers - By Kelly Fugina/ Sipped In California

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

      …, celery root hummus, blood orange oil, pomegranate, pistachio, mint, and purslane.” It was like tasting Sicily, the Middle East, and Greece all in one plate. The purslane took it over the top for me. I was also very geeked to finally taste the Massica Annia, a wine that so many people are talking about these days. It’s not hard to understand why it’s…

      2 readers - By Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi

      Learning about Wine from Grandma Lorraine.

      … as she raps her fist on the table. “You know what they say about the Calabrese. Hard-headed.” Over the years she has watched me become increasingly involved with Italy. First I went there to study and live. Then I came home and found a job in the wine business, representing Italian wineries. I continue to go back to Italy as often as possible. I…

      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!

      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

      …-buster movie. This wine is a velvet rope of ripe sophistication; seldom encountered in wines at this price point [SRP $89 most places] dark ripe fruit, like blackberry, baked blueberry and a vein of black licorice. The finish is long and penetrates deep down, to the core of your palate. Go-go Rutherford fruit, wow, now this is how you do. Pure…

      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

      Bill Frick: The One Man Band

      … After the bare requisites to living and reproducing, man wants most to leave some record of himself, a proof, perhaps, that he has really existed. ~ John Steinbeck Just driving around the Dry Creek Valley, you'd most likely miss a casual stop to see Bill Frick and visit his tasting room, found at the bottom of a small hillside in Sonoma…

      2 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      Taste a favorite Prosecco (Colfòndo) with me in So. Cal. in October

      …Above: no, thankfully, I won’t be performing any Air Guitar at the tastings. There will be groovy musique however! Hope to see you at one or the other or both… I’m geeked to share the news that I’ll be pouring wines by my client Bele Casel in Los Angeles and San Diego in October, including their Prosecco Colfòndo, one of me and Tracie P’s all-time…

      4 readers - By Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi

      Road Food

      … and Washington before returning to California so I can teach my classes in the Spring. The quest is to discover the glorious particularities of American regional foods and wines . Think of it as the anthropological side of Edible Arts. That means a new website to keep up. Called Roving Decanter, I will be posting my travel articles there while…

      2 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts
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