Archive for the ‘Flavors from the World of Wine’ Category

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Without Sponsors, Dark & Delicious just wouldn’t be… February 17, 2012

Tweet It’s nearly impossible to run a small wine grape advocacy group. It would be utterly impossible, if it weren’t for companies that are willing to support the tireless efforts of PS I Love You and media people who are willing to help spread the word. In our sixth year, we’ve grown from our original […]

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Chinois Asian Bistro ~ A Wine List That’s Frequently Stolen

Tweet Nothing’s more exciting than when a new kid ends up on the block; most especially when that kid’s brought in all kinds of new, fascinating toys… Enter Chinois Asian Bistro in Windsor, California, offering Pan-Asian cuisine… Right in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country, just minutes from downtown Healdsburg. Their menu is so […]

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Educate Your Palate By Trying Old World Versus New World Wines ~ The Red Version

Tweet This is a lead-in from two earlier posts, because it sets the stage, if you didn’t read either blog: Wine and Lunch With the Somms and Sellers ~ Young’s Market Style Looking to Quickly Educate Your Palate? Try Tasting Old World Versus New World Wines ~ The White Version My friend Chang Liow of […]

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Missing Portugal’s Wine Country: The Medieval Influences That Still Affect Modern Times

Tweet I’m missing Portugal so much. It’s interesting to visit another country, and then have your heart tied up in it forever. (I feel the same way about Maui; although, it’s one of the 50 states, getting there’s a bit complicated, and it’s not like any of our other states.) I could have gone back […]

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European Wine Bloggers Conference Announces Its Location for 2012!

Tweet From Gabriella Opaz (of Catavino.net) via Email about the EWBC: As you may have seen on our Live stream, we are currently in our “not-so-secret….secret-location” announcing the location of the EWBC 2012 conference in Izmir, Turkey. We are extremely excited for the 2012 event, especially considering that our gracious host sponsor, Wines of Turkey, […]

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The Trick & Traits of Organic Wines ~ A Symphony Explodes in Ambrosial Flavors & a Delicious Roule Rouge

Tweet We have a great Italian wine selection. THE TRICK: Is to drink them while they’re young… Without the extra sulfites, these wines aren’t meant for serious aging. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s the real deal… Check out this image above. On the right had side of the road are […]

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Perfect Pinots & Beaujolais Get the Bird ~ And the Post Poultry Party Will Rock with Porto

Tweet ABOUT THE BIG BIRD Years ago I realized that Pinot Noir and Beaujolais are the perfect Thanksgiving wines for really enjoying the big bird. It’s probably my French DNA that loves great these two so much… The earthy notes, the round, voluptuous flavors that fill my mouth, and send essences of rich, rip plums […]

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Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2011 ~ A vast world of wines exist beyond Nouveau ~ Here are a few

Tweet Last year was so nice, that now we’re doing it twice… Did you know: Beaujolais is the most wide-spread of the region’s appellations, which covers 27 square miles and 72 villages? The Beaujolais grape is Gamay, making up 99 percent of what the region offers? Beaujolais is the lightest, most refreshing region in France? […]

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Ever Want to Visit Alsace? How About a Walking Tour Along Alsace’s Wine Trail?

Tweet This one’s got my attention. So much so that I would start training right now for next year, if I knew that they’d take me on as a journalist. The Wayfarers is a tour company established in 1984, and they immerse guests in culturally rich regions of the world best experienced on foot. Expert […]

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First Steps in Winemaking & Real Cidermaking On a Small Scale

Tweet Two new books have arrived, as we head into the last quarter of the year and the holiday gift giving season. But, these two are even more seasonal. This is the season to ferment, and these books are right on cue. Both are from Fox Chapel Publishing, celebrating their 20th Anniversary (1991 – 2011). […]