Archive for the ‘Food & Wine’ Category

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Food and Wine Pairings with Cesari Amarone by Mario Menozzi ~ #IAMarone

I was offered an interview with Mario Menozzi, of Cesari Verona in Veronese, Italy, because I can’t attend any of their 80th Year Anniversary of celebrating. All of the events are happening in New York City, and it’s impossible for me to be there for any of them right now. HAPPENED: Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse Midtown ~ […]

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How Wine Travels Impact a Wine Road Warrior ~ #IAMarone

Thanks, Radical Cartography, for this borrowed map image, in order to show how Europe and the US have regional differences, base on borders. As an employee of wine companies, I had the privilege of being a frequent flyer. There are only 10 of our 50 states I haven’t visited. They’re in the deep south and […]

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WINESONG ~ Mendocino Coast’s Premier Food and Wine Event

WINESONG is Mendocino Coast’s premier food and wine event, and I highly recommend that if you love food and wine events, get yourself to Mendocino for September 9 and 10, 2016. Having put on wine events for years, I have a pretty good idea of what it takes to be behind the scenes. The details […]

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2016 Masters Winemaker Dinner Series in Napa Valley

I’m listing this one, because I know you’ll enjoy more than a few of these dinners if you’re local or coming to California for delicious fun. 2016 Masters Winemaker Dinner Series Includes Napa Valley’s Top Wineries The Meritage Resort and Spa, in Napa, has announced its 2016 Masters Winemaker Dinner Series line up. Featured wineries […]

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Wine of the Week ~ 2013 Artezin Verdelho Amador County Sisney Ranch

Today’s Wine of the Week is the 2013 Artezin Verdelho, Amador County Sisney Ranch. Bright fruit, a bit of alcohol (14.5%), and still very much in balance and pairing well with food. Trust me, it takes longer to say it than it does to sip and really enjoy it. This is one really flavorful wine, […]

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Robert Biale Vineyards, Chef Chris Cosentino, and James Beard, can I get a big YUM?

Napa Valley’s Robert Biale Vineyards is joining forces with renowned chef Chris Cosentino of San Francisco’s Cockscomb, at the James Beard Foundation’s Beard House in New York City. Small aside: I’ve been watching Robert Biale Vineyards since September 2004. It’s a great cult winery. The day they became members of PS I Love You, I […]

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Commitment to quality is always rewarded, as Vintner Ron Rubin recently learned

An Extraordinary Man Is Recognized: The Republic of Tea’s Ron Rubin has been named to Specialty Food Association Hall of Fame… As his wine publicist, I was part of the first line of learning, then part of the distribution, and also provided some insights for copy about his continued commitment of excellence through his Rubin […]

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Beyond Bordeaux – Season 1 – A Travel Series with Host Patrick Cappiello

I’m really pleased that I was asked to consider giving publicity to a new travels series called Beyond Bordeaux. The LCBO Broadcast Production Group‘s series takes us beyond the obvious… the wines. When I had time to review the episodes, I was hooked. Culture, baby. If you want to know a wine region, learn the […]

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Thanksgiving Wines ~ Oooo la la, from France and beyond

You’ve heard the saying, “my cup runneth over,” right? Well, this is my Thanksgiving, so I’m sharing the bounty in any way that I can. Life has delivered all of this over the last month or so. The basket and its wine has arrived from Wine of The Month Club. Its contents will be going […]

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Wine and Cheese Pairing 101

[Image of Bill and Gerry Brinton, with Laura Martinez, on the right.] A few years ago, I took a cheese class in the home of Bill and Gerry Brinton. Since the holidays are upon us, here’s that primer by Laura Martinez of The Artisan Palate. Each cheese had a unique style, and offered something companionable […]