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  • Marcus Samuelson at Ginny's Supper Club
    No longer bored with Bordeaux
    Seeking to shed its stuffy image, Wines of Bordeaux aligned itself with the hip Harlem Eat-Up event, serving as sponsor alongside Blue Moon beer, Milagro Tequila and Voss artisan water. Admittedly, Stephanie Teuwen, principal of Teuwen...
  • What are you and your father drinking this Father’s Day?
    What are you and your father drinking this Father's Day?
    Father’s Day is nearly upon us, have you planned your celebration? What will you be drinking with your meal? My own research here in Calgary shows that the vast majority of dads would like beef for their meal, and not beer or rye whiskey to...
  • Traditional Beef Bourguignon
    The Richebourg Affair
    The Richebourg Affair (About $12 paperback/ $7 Kindle) by R. M. Cartmel uses the backdrop of the Burgundy wine region to weave a story of intrigue, death, romance and wine. My sense is Mr. Cartmel is somewhat of an educator, so be prepared to...
  • Where to stay in Bordeaux - romantic wine destination in France
    Where to stay in Bordeaux - romantic wine destination in France
    Many baby boomer ladies love to travel, and many have the cash to do it up right. If they also love wine, France is a no-brainer as a destination. And Bordeaux is a magnificent area in the southwest of France. It’s full of venerable...
  • Rarecat Wine
    Rarecat Wine: Creating distinctive wines
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and in the case of Rarecat Wine it is the splendor of the wine and the female inspiration behind this wine. For Sharon Kazan Harris, owner of Rarecat Wine, it is about that rare exquisiteness that can be found...
  • Taste WA
    Highlights from Taste Washington 2015
    If you’ve ever been to Taste Washington, then you’ll know it’s one of the largest wine and food events in the US. It takes place every March, during Washington wine month and features hundreds of wineries and dozens of...
  • Napa Wine Academy explores brilliantly diverse Cabernet Franc wines
    Napa Wine Academy explores brilliantly diverse Cabernet Franc wines
    Earlier this week I got the opportunity to participate in a single variety tasting at the Napa Wine Academy. The variety being poured was Cabernet Franc, an often under-appreciated Bordeaux grape. The focus of the tasting was to highlight the many...
  • Winter white wines
    Winter whites, fuller-bodied white wines for the holiday season
    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. No, it’s not snow that I want, but white wines. If you can wear white pants after Labor Day, there’s no reason you can’t drink white wine all winter-long.But, admittedly, this is the time...
  • Wine Inspired Gifts for the Holidays
    Wine inspired gifts for the holidays
    Chances are that this time of year, you are running around town in search of that perfect present for your [fill-in-the-blank: parent, spouse, child, friend, co-worker…]. Wouldn’t you love to stop running and start relaxing instead? A...
  • L'Assiette Steak Frites
    L'Assiette Steak Frites, best steak and pommes frites this side of the Atlantic!
    There's something to be said for simplicity. In this day and age when chain restaurants with massive menus and inferior quality abound, it's extremely refreshing to find a restaurant that keeps things simple, offering menu items of the...
  • Paso Robles Wine Country
    Craving Bordeaux? Choose a Blend from Paso Robles
    Yes, France may be best known for Bordeaux, and Northern California for Cabernet, but have you tried the many blends from Paso Robles? Awarded “Wine Region of the Year 2013” by Wine Enthusiast, perhaps the next round of accolades for...
  • Bordeaux WIne
    The perfect holiday gift for hostesses and unexpected guests, Bordeaux wine
    Now with the holiday season rapidly approaching (Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away and Christmas is six weeks away) it's time to start thinking about hostess gifts and what better gift than a gift of wine? Giving a gift of wine is not...
  • Bordeaux
    Bordeaux Wine Council announces selection for Today's Bordeaux 2014
    The Bordeaux Wine Council recently announced the selection for Today's Bordeaux 2014, an annual program of 100 white, red, rosé and sweet wines priced between $10-$55. This year, Today's Bordeaux was selected by two panels of three judges...
  • Tour of France at Total Wine
    Total Wine's Tour of France; The Reds
    The Tour of France class held at Total Wine on July 10th included tastings of nine wines. Five of those wines were red, and they were served, not in geographic order, but from light to heavy, as they should be.The lightest red served was a...
  • Bordeaux Council
    Celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day with 2012 Château Bonnet Blanc
    Not only is today the best day of the week but it’s also International Sauvignon Blanc Day, which is even more reason to celebrate.To kick off the weekend right, we recommend enjoying a few bottles of white:2012ChâteauBonnet Blanc ...
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