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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      Paso Robles: Thomas Hill Organics and a New Chef

      … Roblan. Congrats to THO and their new chef, Christopher Manning! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Fresh Face and Fresh Inspiration at Thomas Hill Organics Chef Christopher Manning joins Paso Robles culinary scene by way of Napa October 22, 2014 (Paso Robles, California) when beloved Paso Robles establishment Thomas Hill Organics Wine Bar & Bistro…

      1 readers - By 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 - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

      … 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…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Boneshaker Lodi Zinfandel 2012

      … and 30% neutral barrels. Tasting notes: Inky red-violet in colour with aromas of chocolate, licorice and toasted oak. Intense black current, cherry and plum flavours wrapped a spicy core, whilst allspice, chocolate and juicy raisin notes comprised the plush finish. 88% Zinfandel, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi California Produced and Bottled by Boneshaker Wines 15% Alcohol $19 [average price] Enjoy now Sample submitted for review purposes. Like this: Like Loading... Related…

      1 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      Grgich Hills Winery Spotlight Tasting Event

      … AT TASTING EVENT: Chardonnay Fume Zinfandel Merlot Cabernet LIMITED SEATING Contact your local WineStyles to RSVP! Filed under: Winery Spotlight Tastings Tagged: Cabernet, carneros chardonnay, fume, grgich, grgich hills, local wine event, local wine tasting, merlot, napa valley wines, napa wines, tasting, tasting event, tasting station, wine, wine event, wine portfolio tasting, wine tasting, winery spotlight, winestyles, zinfandel…

      6 readers - By WineStyles

      Harlaftis Nemea Red 2011

      … Notes: Garnet in colour with aromas of cherry, brambly berries and earth. Both black cherry and sour cherry flavours along with cinnamon and sage hints wrapped around a core of astringent tannins, whilst black peppercorn, dusty earth and vegetal notes comprised the compelling finish. *Enjoy with a slight chill 100% Agiorgitiko Nemea Greece Produced…

      2 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      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…

      9 readers - By 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 - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Thursday Sips & Nibbles

      … Marine Alliance (NAMA). The event will be held at the Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville. The event is a tasting and music event that will highlight local-dayboat seafood tastings from area restaurants, live music, chef demo, a fisheries and ocean-focused art exhibit, raffle, and an auction. The evening will be joined…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      VALES PASSES POWERFUL GREEN AROUND

      … the needs of other agriculture and horticulture industries, so the opportunities for Australian agribusiness are only limited by imagination and commitment,” he said. “We look forward to supporting growers and regions as they adopt Sustainable Australia Winegrowing to meet their regional needs and, ultimately, to ensure Australia possesses…

      1 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

      SUSTAINABILITY IS NOT STATIC

      … the WFA – the Woofer – and the little guys who started it could only stand back and wonder. From that day on, most of its presidents have been representatives of the PLO, associates of Croser or, in fact, Croser himself. Twice. Most recently, its chair is Tony D’Aloisio, owner of the posh Oakridge Winery in the Yarra Valley and former chair…

      4 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

      Cannonball Jellyfish: Eat Up Americans

      … approximately 22,000 thousand kilos of jellyfish at a time. At the processing plant, the jellyfish bodies are salted, dried, preserved and packaged. During that process, the jellyfish lose 80% to 90% of their weight. The vast majority of this processed jellyfish is exported to Japan, China and Thailand as there is very little market for them…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Three from Viluko Vineyards

      … into what this operation was all about. Viluko Vineyards is located on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas Mountains, between the Russian River and Sonoma Valleys, with 37 acres of CCOF-Certified organic vineyards planted on a 500 acre estate, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay planted above the fogline at between 600-1,100…

      2 readers - By George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Wine

      Boring Americans: The Seafood Edition

      … diversified their seafood palate, eating less common species, which can be equally as delicious as the more common ones. I recently described the benefits of eating mussels, yet only about 1% of Americans eat mussels. Why not add mussels to your list of commonly eaten seafood? When you next dine at a seafood restaurant, why not try something different…

      6 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie