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This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've brought you a panoply of Thanksgiving table wine suggestions over the past ten years. There was the time we assured you that Thanksgiving wines wouldn't break your bank. In fact, we've discussed Thanksgiving value wines time and time again. We've been here for you during Tha... Read More
A few days ago I participated in a tasting/pairing event that featured white wines. One of the wines was Chablis, and, while discussing this one, the facilitator stated that it was fermented in steel and had never seen oak. I asked if that was common for the region and he responded that it was absolutely the case, and was so for all white wines... Read More
October is National Pasta Month. And of all the Italian culinary products, pasta best exemplifies Italy’s dynamic personality. Sauces vary as do the hundreds of shapes and sizes. All are rich in history and tradition. Pasta dishes are local and seasonal, usually easy to prepare, lively and fun. The height of pasta’s elegant artistry is manifeste... Read More
Hey, I hear that VTs are coming back, with one scheduled for March! Not to steal the thunder, so I won't leak what the region/grape is going to be (regulars, watch your mail boxes if you live in the US), but it's going to be good if my inbox is any indication.I'm opening up the floor to ask the question, "Who do you think will be the host?" Ma... Read More
A delegation of 150 Italian wine industry mavens have been granted a meeting with Pope Francis I in the hopes of reversing rancorous luck this past year in which the fabled wine country lost their number-one ranking in the list of world's top wine producers. “In hopes of turning their luck, and Italian wine delegation…will parlay with Pope Franc... Read More
Zinfandel will have its day in the cool November sun this Wednesday as the United States celebrates the fourth annual National Zinfandel Day, an event founded and promoted by the California-based Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP). The day-long celebration is scheduled to include specially selected wine and food pairings at restaurants aro... Read More
*Please Stop using the term Fine Dining in the USA unless you understand the Dance.-Fine Dining requires both the guest(s) and service professional to work together.When the dance is performed perfectly, the service and memories are magical.I suggest Finer Dining as a term for Finer Italian and French service and cuisine. Read More
Not only is the annual ZinFest Wine Festival the perfect opportunity to taste the finest wines produced by over 40 Lodi wineries, but it’s also a great place to learn from the best in the wine business.At this year’s festival – taking place Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 12pm to 5pm at Lodi Lake Park – the ZinFest Wine School will be headlined by t... Read More
Chardonnay is an ideal wine to pair with many grilled foods. For one thing, it’s immensely popular—I have friends who prefer it to anything else. It is also extremely versatile, with the best examples having not only the acidity to cut through the grease and char that one expects from a lot of grilled foods, but also a richness that helps it sta... Read More
Experience global flair with local charm on this guided expedition through four extraordinary events designed to entertain, educate and delight Zinfandel enthusiasts. Only ZAP the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers can create the total wine experience for Zinfandel fanatics, and now they can do it for less! Receive discounts of 20% on tickets for... Read More
May 13, 2010 at 12:40pm
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