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Monthly Archives: April 2016

May is Oregon Wine Month

Oregon wineries begin celebrating Oregon Wine Month May 1st. A special sweepstakes….

The Amazing Race: Cleaning Qvevris in Georgia

Last week, millions of “The Amazing Race” fans may have had their first glimpse of the only winemaking technique that is on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Some of the teams opted to go to Iago’s Wine in Chardakhi, Kartli, Georgia and clean a qvevri. Qvevris are earthen vessels that are used for […]

Mark your Calendar: Annual NYCWFF!

The New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) is a large, annual event focused on helping the hungry. This food and wine celebration, which takes place in October over four days, benefits No Kid Hungry and the Food Bank for New York City.

Mission Style Beef Stew Recipe

As the cold continues to sweep down across much of the US, wholesome hot food seems to be ideal for meals. Below is a recipe for beef stew from St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. The winery is located in Sonoma, California. If you are planning to visit Sonoma, read the online review. In the meantime warm up with this easy-to-make stew.

Grandes Pagos de España Wine Tasting

This week we attended the Grandes Pagos de España wine tasting seminar in Washington D.C. We were delighted to have the opportunity to attend the seminar at the bright and cheerful Oyamel restaurant, focused on Mexican cuisine.

Tasting Wines from Members of Grandes Pagos de España

We attended a seminar in Washington DC at Oyamel restaurant. Nine wines from producers that are members of Grandes Pagos de España were tasted. The tasting took place in a private room at the restaurant. We attended the first seminar. Jean Belondrade Lurton of Belondrade winery introduced those attending with the concept behind Grandes Pagos […]

Gloria Ferrer’s Pinot Noir Clones Tasting

Last Thursday, March 31st, we made our way to a special wine tasting focused on diverse Pinot Noir clones growing at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards. The event was held at The Riggsby restaurant in Washington, DC.

Pinot Noir Clones with Gloria Ferrer

I have learned about a few of the different clones of Pinot Noir while traveling to wineries in the Willamette Valley in Oregon and Santa Barbara County in California. Both areas have wineries that produce pinots specifically from a single clone of Pinot Noir. Last week, Kathy and I were invited to a Pinot Noir […]

Has Anyone Made a Rkatsiteli Wine Jelly?

Making jelly with Rkatsiteli grape variety. It seemed a shame to waste the chacha, so I pointed out that we should make jelly with it.

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