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 sampling ...

    6 readers - By WineStyles

      Cannonball Jellyfish: Eat Up Americans

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - Do you enjoy eating jellyfish? I'm guessing many of you do not. In the past, the gelatinous texture of (or the perception of such) jellyfish dishes has prevented me from enjoying it. Last Spring, I dined at Miya's Sushi in New Haven, Connecticut, and was a bit hesitant at one point, knowing that a dish of Cannonball Jellyfish Nigiri was coming to our table.

      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 Reads ...

      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).

      SUSTAINABILITY IS NOT STATIC

      drinkster - - 4 readers - Greg Trott ... photo by Philip White WFA fumbles big green issue: the strange ethics of verdancy in ongoing battle of huge vs tiny by PHILIP WHITE - this was first published on InDaily 0n 16 September Greg Trott, the late founder of Wirra Wirra, started what became the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) late in the 1980s. His bit of the history somehow misses a mention on the WFA website.

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      The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

      … remained an important component, helping to preserve their food. During the 16th century, when the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzaro and his soldiers invaded Peru, they brought numerous foods with them, such as onions and citrus fruits, as well as their own version of sikbaj, known as escabeche.. The indigenous Moche already made a raw fish dish…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Boneshaker Lodi Zinfandel 2012

      …, with next generation Philip and Caroline Hahn continuing on with their parents pioneering spirit and passion for high quality, hand crafted wines. Winemaking: The Hahn Winery is committed to sustainability, is “earth friendly from vine to bottle” and have been at the forefront of sustainable practices for many years in California. With methods…

      1 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      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…

      6 readers - By WineStyles

      Harlaftis Nemea Red 2011

      …Crafted from the Agiorgitiko grape which has been cultivated in the Nemea region of the Peloponnese on the east coast of Greece since ancient times, this is a subdued, contemplative glass. Estate: Domaine Harlaftis was founded in 1932 by Nikos Athanassiadis, a successful raisin merchant. He was drawn to the ancient Nemea region in the northeastern…

      2 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

      … vineyard. With 55 hectares in cultivation, including the two top vineyards Castel Ringberg in Caldaro und Kastelaz in Tramin." Elena Walch video Tasting Notes: 2013 Alto Adige DOC: fermented at 18°C in steel tanks, then aged in steel tanks for several months on its lees; lemon yellow color; citrus, white flower, and herbal notes on the nose; pear, green…

      9 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      The Largest Marine Reserve In The World

      …, and commercial fishing was very limited, mainly some tuna, so the impact of the reserve may not seem to be that meaningful. However, the new area under reserve contains a wealth of biodiversity, including numerous fish, marine mammals, coral, bird and plants, some which can't be found anywhere else. This also includes some endangered species…

      3 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Thursday Sips & Nibbles

      …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…

      5 readers - By 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 - By Philip White/ drinkster

      SUSTAINABILITY IS NOT STATIC

      …Greg Trott ... photo by Philip White WFA fumbles big green issue: the strange ethics of verdancy in ongoing battle of huge vs tiny by PHILIP WHITE - this was first published on InDaily 0n 16 September Greg Trott, the late founder of Wirra Wirra, started what became the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) late in the 1980s. His bit…

      4 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

      Cannonball Jellyfish: Eat Up Americans

      …Do you enjoy eating jellyfish? I'm guessing many of you do not. In the past, the gelatinous texture of (or the perception of such) jellyfish dishes has prevented me from enjoying it. Last Spring, I dined at Miya's Sushi in New Haven, Connecticut, and was a bit hesitant at one point, knowing that a dish of Cannonball Jellyfish Nigiri was coming…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Three from Viluko Vineyards

      …-harvested and whole-cluster pressed cold to tank. The juice was partially fermented in chilled tanks and transferred without racking to older French oak barrels to complete fermentation. The wine was left on gross lees to bring out its complexity and richness. It was prevented from undergoing malolactic fermentation so as to maintain the fresh…

      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

      Steal Scallops? Go To Prison

      …Across the globe, we've heard the tales of "pirates" who capture endangered fish or violate fishing regulations. Often referred to as Illegal, Unregulated & Unreported (IUU) fishing, it poses a dire threat which needs to be stopped, and there have been a number of international efforts to prevent such crimes. We cannot forget though…

      3 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie