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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 th ...

    5 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      About San Diego: Top 10 Wine and Dine Spots

      Cuvée Corner Wine Blog - - 5 readers - You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gid Sometimes those discoveries have been under your feet all along, and that can make it all the more exciting to find them. As I was leaving one of my favorite places to dine in San Diego, known to many locals, and conveniently tucked away, just west of the airport, is Island Prime.

      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.

      Grape Collective SpeakEasy Interview: Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      Cuvée Corner Wine Blog - - 4 readers - skip to main | skip to sidebar “All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own”. ~Johann von Goethe In case you missed my interview on the Grape Collective back in July, feel free to check it out, when you have a chance, let me know your thoughts, all the best cheers! Our SpeakEasy series of blogger interviews takes us to San Diego, where Bill Eyer resides.

      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 ...

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      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!

      …” 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

      … above.Consider if you would for just a moment, the comments from Mr. Chuck Wagner who offered up this comment about Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in an interview he did with Cigar Aficionado long ago, but his words still ring as true today, as they did then "We continue to look at Bordeaux [for inspiration], but we don't try to emulate what they do there; we…

      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

      … in this beautiful spot, a quiet tucked away hillside in the Dry Creek Valley that exists one of my newly found favorite Rhone Zone locations. Here you'll will find all things Rhone, from the grapes growing on the roller coaster slopes of this property to the flavors of the wines themselves that transport to the Southern Rhone Valley of France. I've been…

      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

      …Well, it is finally here. After 2 years of preparation, unloading a lifetime’s accumulation of possessions, and 1 year of learning the ins and outs of living in a box on wheels, Edible Arts is finally hitting the road. On Wednesday, we hitch up our RV and leave San Diego for a few weeks in Arizona, and then on to the wine regions of Oregon…

      2 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      About San Diego: Top 10 Wine and Dine Spots

      …You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gid Sometimes those discoveries have been under your feet all along, and that can make it all the more exciting to find them. As I was leaving one of my favorite places to dine in San Diego, known to many locals, and conveniently tucked away, just west…

      5 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      Grape Collective SpeakEasy Interview: Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      … takes us to San Diego, where Bill Eyer resides. I don't know at what Southern California intersection I'll find Bill, but I do know I can meet him (virtually) on the Cuvée Corner, his wine blog. We talk about wines from Lodi Zinfandel to Oregon Pinot Noir. Also, we find time to discuss quoting the great minds of history, like E.B. White and Van Halen…

      4 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog