Archive for the Tag 'Charles Creek Vineyard'

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A wine and cheese primer

Here’s a wine and cheese primer for your food and wine events. After an entertaining and informative class at Charles Creek Vineyard with Bill and Gerry Brinton, and Laura Matrinez of The Artisan Palate, those of us who attended have a much better understanding and appreciation of cheese. In an earlier blog, I discussed what […]

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Pairing Cheese With Wine ~ A Lesson From a Pro at Charles Creek Winery ~ Part 2

Continued from yesterday… After an entertaining and informative class at Charles Creek Vineyard with Bill and Gerry Brinton, and Laura Matrinez of The Artisan Palate, those of us who attended have a much better understanding and appreciation of cheese. In an earlier blog, I discussed what we had all learned about cheese that perhaps we […]

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Aren’t we all just great big suckers for critter labels?

Zeepaard ~ Australia Wines Are Superbly Fun… I know I am… Besides loving wine, I’m an animal lover, and I’m passionate about art. Tie it all together… and people like me just get drawn in. It reminds me of the days when music was recorded on vinyl, and we flocked to music stores to see […]

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My Favorite Orzo Rice Salad with a Charles Creek Kitchen Currant Flavored Balsamic Vinegar

I was very lucky to have access to some fabulous Balsamic vinegars from Charles Creek Kitchen, which is located in the town of Sonoma. I’ve written earlier about their Blueberry Flavored Balsamic Vinegar. I said then, and continue to remember, how it rocked my palate. Bill Brinton, proprietor of Charles Creek Vineyards, just isn’t one […]

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The Cheese Ambassador Came a Knocking ~ What a Wonderful Thanksgiving Surprise

The most delightful part of this blog is being found by someone as a resource for food and/or wine. In this case it was Sara Kahn, The Cheese Ambassador, who came a knocking… with Thanksgiving just a few days away. I’m not sure what could be better than this right now. Sara had her Mediterranean […]

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Autumnal Offerings ~ Cider Apples Fermented by Farnum Hill

When people find out that I’m from Maine, the first question is always, “Do you miss it?” I used to answer that I miss “the people,” because I left all of my family and friends behind, and no amount of sunshine and Mediterranean climate can replace people. Nearly 17 years later, it’s much deeper than […]

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Blueberry Flavored Balsamic Vinegars from Charles Creek Kitchen in Sonoma Just Rocked My Palate

CONTEST: Why I Want to Go To Portugal to Visit Enoforum Wines with Jo Diaz Blueberry Flavored Balsamic Vinegar… Oh, it is just so good… I couldn’t even imagine what this vinegar was going to taste like, but could hardly wait to find a use, besides the obvious salad dressing ingredient. And… like all other […]

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Social Wine Community Networks to Follow

Image via CrunchBase No matter which ones I sign up for, there’s no getting ahead of Joel Vincent, that I can tell you for sure. I become a member of any wine community page, and BINGO… Joel’s my friend. Just once, I’d like to join an online wine community, and find it before Joel does, […]

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Wine and Cheese ~ Perfect Pairings at Charles Creek Vineyard

After an entertaining and informative class at Charles Creek Vineyard with Bill and Gerry Brinton, and Laura Matrinez of The Artisan Palate, those of us who attended have a much better understanding and appreciation of cheese. In an earlier blog, I discussed what we had all learned about cheese that perhaps we barely, or perhaps […]