What's news on Snooth 10/26/09

Making News on Snooth


We have a full line-up of articles to touch on today, ranging from a great interview with Mike Benziger, to food and wine pairing, as well as a look at some of the great whites coming from France's Loire valley.

Many of you will remember the article written just a few months back about the Benziger Family Winery, their commitment to the environment, and their wines. At that time we were not able to sit down with Michael Benziger, the multi-hat wearing grape grower, General Manager and Winemaker. Maggie Fox, wine buyer for Gary's Wine and Marketplace, was able to sit down with Michael recently, and gained unique insight into where Benziger is today, and where they are hoping to go in the future. Find the complete interview here.

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Representing Northern France: The Loire Valley and Beaujolais

Experiments in the Vegetarian Kitchen with Beaujolais and Butternut Mac & Cheese
Join Karen as she discusses Beaujolais in all it's glory. "Capable of producing as much wine a year as the entire region of Burgundy, Beaujolais is typically associated with the November release of its potentially reputation scaring Beaujolais Nouveau".  Learn how different bottling of Beaujolais pair, or clash, with Karen’s inspired take on Mac n Cheese.

Chenin: An Underappreciated Gem. Yes, Really!

"Chenin blanc is the Rodney Dangerfield of wine – it “don’t get no respect.”  Or at least the respect it deserves." 

Read Marilyn's run-down of the Loire valleys premier regions for Chenin: Anjou, Saumur, Touraine and find out more about this virtually unknown trove of world class white wines.

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