Sustainability

    Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

    It's always fun to try wines from new producers, so I was excited to get samples of two Pinot Grigios from Elena Walch, their typical bottling and also a single vineyard offering. Best known as the "Queen of Gewurtztraminer," she is now considered one of the best producers in the region and is credited with being one of the first to start the quality revolution in Alto Adige.

    9 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

    Grgich Hills Winery Spotlight Tasting Event

    November Tasting Event >> RSVP at your local WineStyles << The Story of Grgich Hills Estate Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated “Paris Tasting” of 1976. Then, in a now-historic blind tasting, a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sam ...

    6 readers - By WineStyles

      The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - Consider some of the most popular seafood dishes from all around the world, such as Ceviche from Peru, Shrimp Tempura from Japan and Fish & Chips from Britain. You probably wouldn't suspect that they actually had a common origin, in a 1500 year-old Persian meat stew. As I mentioned recently, I've been immersed in a fascinating new book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Re ...

      Thursday Sips & Nibbles

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. ********************************************************** 1) On Friday, November 7, from 6:30pm-9:30pm, Rock the Boat will be hosting a fund raiser to support the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA).

      Americans, Don't Ignore Farmed Seaweed

      The Passionate Foodie - - 3 readers - For most Americans, their sole familiarity with eating seaweed is when they dine at Japanese restaurants, from seaweed salads to sushi. Most non-Asian restaurants rarely use seaweed as an ingredient and it is also rare for Americans to purchase seaweed for home cooking. Why is that the case? Why isn't seaweed for popular, especially with current efforts to get people to eat m ...

      The Largest Marine Reserve In The World

      The Passionate Foodie - - 3 readers - One of the most powerful protections for the ocean and its ecology is the establishment of marine reserves, protected areas where generally no fishing, oil drilling or exploitation can occur. These reserves are different from marine protected areas (MPA), which prohibit certain activities but allow others. For example, they might prohibit drilling but permit commercial fishing.

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    • Meet Gemtree Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

      … characteristics of each grape variety and the region. The vineyards are certified organic and farmed biodynamically The Gemtree family see themselves as custodians of the land and their approach to sustainability is simple ~ it is the right thing to do. It is not just about winemaking, it is about setting new standards for sustainable, generational farming. Try…

      1 readers - Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal
    • Are Family Farms the Answer?

      … is to to help young people “come back to the farm to understand the wealth of the land.” In the course of Nelson’s essay, he strongly defends the future of small farming, not just as a way of life, but as a means of sustaining our food supply: Phillip believes the next generation must see a sustainable livelihood from the land, but the wealth he refers…

      Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts
    • Australia’s 10 Best Winemakers (2014)

      … Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller and Jeffrey Grosset, #2 on the List, at the 2014 International Riesling Symposium, Germany, see: Wines and Winemakers from Australia and New Zealand at the 2nd International Riesling Symposium, Rheingau, Germany Goodfood, an Australian food and wine journal, asked 100 winemakers, wine buyers and sommeliers across…

    • Paso Robles: Thomas Hill Organics and a New Chef

      … Organics right now,” he said. “This feels right and I’m excited to call Thomas Hill Organics and the Central Coast home. “Joining with Debbie and her team is great because they’re really passionate about sustainability and farm-to-table dining,” he added. “They get that, ultimately, it’s about having fun and making beautiful food.” ABOUT THOMAS HILL…

      1 readers - Hoot n Annie
    • Americans, Don't Ignore Farmed Seaweed

      … billion, and this total has an average annual growth of 7,7%. It is a huge business so why don't more Americans know about this seaweed production? The main answer is that over 96% of all seaweed production occurs in Asia, in six countries including China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Korea, Japan and Malaysia. As such, Americans rarely notice…

      3 readers - Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie
    • The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

      … a recipe for it in the oldest surviving Arabic cookbook. This dish spread across the Islamic world, and it is thought sailors helped to spread its popularity. In addition, it is believed that sailors, by the 10th century, were the first to alter the recipe, and starting making sikbaj with seafood. Seafood was more readily available to the sailors…

      5 readers - Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie
    • Boneshaker Lodi Zinfandel 2012

      … such as organic pest and mildew control, encouraging biodiversity in the vineyards, soil and water conservation and the social equity of farm workers, Hahn Estates has achieved renowned success with their high quality, economically viable wines. Boneshaker was sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in Lodi, and fermented in 70% new French oak…

      1 readers - the buddha in your glass
    • Grgich Hills Winery Spotlight Tasting Event

      …, is to improve the quality of their vineyards and their wines, relying on Mike’s unique artistic and intuitive touch. This strategy continues to pay significant dividends. Committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability, they farm five estate vineyards without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, rely on wild yeast fermentation and use our…

      6 readers - WineStyles
    • Harlaftis Nemea Red 2011

      … be experimenting and creatively producing wines. Philosophy: “Wine is made in the vineyard and not in the winery.” Winemaking: The family strictly adheres to the standards of organic farming. They use only natural fertilizers, and all residual matter from winemaking processes are returned to the soil, ensuring “sustainability of the earth”. Tasting…

      2 readers - the buddha in your glass
    • Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

      … Cuvée: Their great cuvée wines are born from the idea of blending the best, but at the same time very diverse grapes from their own various vineyards. Extreme selection of the grapes and precisely determined harvest times are critical to obtaining the best quality. "The philosophy of the estate is dedicated to its terroir – the idea that wines…

      9 readers - Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine
    • The Largest Marine Reserve In The World

      … One of the most powerful protections for the ocean and its ecology is the establishment of marine reserves, protected areas where generally no fishing, oil drilling or exploitation can occur. These reserves are different from marine protected areas (MPA), which prohibit certain activities but allow others. For example, they might prohibit…

      3 readers - Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie
    • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

      … or with sweet Thai chili sauce; the Farmhouse Burger with American cheese, bacon horseradish mayo, Applewood-smoked bacon, and a sunny-side-up egg on thick-cut toast; the Turkey Pot Pie with roasted root vegetables and roasted turkey in a savory gravy topped with a flaky herb-parmesan crust; Fire Roasted Meatloaf with ground beef, veal and pork blended…

      5 readers - Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie
    • VALES PASSES POWERFUL GREEN AROUND

      … "We don’t inherit the world from our parents, we borrow it from our children" ... Dr Irina Santiago-Brown quotes Antoine de Saint Exupery ... photo Philip White, taken at Irina's 24th February 2014 marriage to Dudley Brown at Inkwell Wines, California Road, McLaren Vale. MEDIA RELEASE 24 September 2014 Renowned Sustainability Program offered…

      1 readers - Philip White/ drinkster
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    • SUSTAINABILITY IS NOT STATIC

      … that processed less than 10,000 tonnes annually. Before long, the body was called the Australian Winemakers’ Forum. This was then absorbed into the Federation of Australian Winemaker Associations, along with the Australian Wine & Brandy Producers’ Association and the Wine and Brandy Co-operative Producers’ Association. In 1990, this became…

      4 readers - Philip White/ drinkster