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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Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons & a Spanish White Wine

March 17, 2017

With our latest blast of chilly weather (here in South Florida it actually got down to 45 degrees!) I was looking for a dish that was not only comforting…but also had a glamorous, exotic edge. So when I came across this recipe for Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons I knew I’d found what I was looking for. Thankfully, my culinary instincts were spot on (LOVE when that happens!). This dish features succulent chicken thighs simmered in a hearty, fragrant broth with exotic, savory herbs and spices including ginger, sweet paprika, cilantro, turmeric and saffron. My fellow foodies, this delightful recipe perfumed our home with the most wonderful aromas and dazzled our palates with its toe-curling deliciousness. Not only is...

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“Inspiring Women of Food & Wine”: #SOBEWFF’s North Carolina Sisterhood Dinner

February 28, 2017

One of my favorite things about working in the food and wine industry is the passionate, inspiring people I get to meet. Whether it’s winemakers, winery owners, chefs, farmers or other Sommeliers, most people in this line of work do it because they truly love it – not necessarily for excessive financial gain. Since these individuals are also very hospitality-minded, they are some of the nicest people I’ve met as well. This year, I really want to share some of these special people with you. So for the rest of the year I’ll be featuring a monthly installment of “Inspiring Women of Food & Wine” here on the blog. I hope you enjoy learning about these talented culinary and vinous...

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A Visit with Napa Valley’s Vinous “Mountain Man,” Winemaker Chris Carpenter

February 25, 2017

Bartender. Pre-med student. MBA recipient. Medical device salesman. Chris Carpenter is a man who’s worn many hats over the years. His most noteworthy, however, is perhaps the one he’s been wearing for the past twenty: Winemaker for Jackson Family Wines’ esteemed Lokoya, Cardinale, Mt. Brave, La Jota and Hickinbotham labels. So just how does a Biology major from the University of Illinois become one of Napa Valley’s most well-respected winemakers making some of its most highly acclaimed wines? While studying at Illinois, Carpenter worked at Butch McGuire’s, an iconic Irish pub in Chicago, where he developed an affinity for the restaurant industry. He eventually discovered a passion for food and wine and ultimately decided to pursue a career that would...

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