Archive for the Tag 'Olive oil'

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Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley… Continues as immensely successful consumer event

Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley is presented by the Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association Wine and food tasting: Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It’s been great to help launch Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley, and to continue to see it flourishing through the efforts of a very dedicated crew. […]

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Suisun Valley is celebrating their Appellation’s 31st Anniversary

Presented by Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association, Suisun Valley is going to be celebrating their Appellation’s 31st Anniversary on the day after Christmas.  Wine and food tasting from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Thursday, December 26, 2013, guests in Suisun Valley will be gathering for an afternoon of wine tasting and light food […]

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Amphoras Place in the History of Winemaking, As Seen in Alentejo, Portugal

As I’ve earlier written, To Understand Portuguese Wines, One Must First Understand the People. This continues to be my mantra today, to which I would add the word “history” to what must also be understood. I can now say this, most especially after having spent 10 days in Portugal last fall with Delfim Costa of […]

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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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Refreshing Italian Whites Wines That Just Rock ~ From the Soave Consortium

[Lyla Diaz is in the foreground, with Melanie Hoffman in the background.] Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win weekly gifts this December: I was recently asked by Georgia Maloney (representing the Soave Consorzio) if I’d be interested in wines from Italy. My current learning curve is embracing […]

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Alentejo, a Wine Region of Exceptional Wines, That’s Growing by Leaps and Bounds

The historic town of Evora is a place that is wrapped in Roman history. This is an image of an aqueduct that was constructed by Romans, and today it is as sturdy as it was during the time of construction, when the Roman transported water from the north to this amazing town. This is the view from my […]