Easter Wines

Anne Amie Cuvée A Müller-Thurgau, Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon
Anne Amie Cuvée A Müller-Thurgau, Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon $16.00
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Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France
Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France $24.00
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Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rosé Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, NV
Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rosé Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, NV $16.00
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Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA
Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA $28.00
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Grilled Swordfish with Romesco Sauce

August 19, 2016

I walked into Walgreens yesterday and could not believe my eyes. Their Halloween decorations were up already! Now I L O V E Halloween (especially making this spooky recipe), but it’s only mid-August and the first day of Fall is still over a month away. Sorry, but I am NOT ready to say goodbye to Summer just yet. Thankfully, this delicious recipe for Grilled Swordfish with Romesco Sauce helps make the transition from Summer into Fall not only painless, but extremely enjoyable. While cooking on the grill is synonymous with Summer, the rich, oily texture of the swordfish and smoky, peppery Romesco sauce conjure thoughts and flavors of Fall. I love this culinary yin-yang that makes this delightful dish perfect...

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Wine Word(s) of the Week: “Old World” & “New World”

August 15, 2016

Whether you’re eager to learn more about wine or are just a casual imbiber, sooner or later you’re going to encounter our latest Wine Word(s) of the Week: “Old World” & “New World.” Knowing both the geographic meaning of these terms as well as the stylistic differences they imply will help you develop your own personal vinous tastes and discover wines that are most likely to please your palate. Geographically speaking, the term Old World refers to the countries of Europe where winemaking essentially originated. Countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Portugal, among others, that’ve been making wine for hundreds of years fall squarely under the Old World umbrella. New World wine regions, on the other hand, are...

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Guilty Pleasure: Mark Spivak’s “Friend of the Devil”

August 10, 2016

Looking to add a little “sizzle” to your Summer reading? If so, then add Mark Spivak’s “Friend of the Devil” to your reading list! This devilishly delicious “culinary thriller” is the first novel from acclaimed food, wine & travel writer Mark Spivak and can best be summed up as: two parts Anthony Bourdain and one part Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, garnished with a dash of The Demon Files. “Friend of the Devil” features a racy romp through Palm Beach’s 1990’s society scene and centers around the glamorous, yet illustrious, Chateau de la Mer restaurant. Aspiring journalist, David Fox, is in town to cover the restaurant’s silver jubilee, but quickly becomes obsessed with its owner, America’s most celebrated chef,...

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