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Jack Daniel’s Embraces a Hidden Ingredient: Help From a Slave

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On its 150th anniversary, the Tennessee whiskey distillery concedes that its official history didn’t tell the whole story of its origins.

The Pour 22 hours, 5 min ago

2011 B Side Red Blend, Napa Valley 750 mL Wine

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The 2011 vintage was challenging for growers. It was an unusually cool year with a late frost that affected many vineyards, reducing yields and delaying harvest. The weather remained unseasonably cool through much of the growing season, and was devoid of any real grape ripening heat spikes until well into September. Rain and lower temperature [R...

Wine Blog Pro 1 day ago

A Good Appetite: The Trick to Keeping Berry Cake Beautiful

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Using a tart pan, not a cake pan, keeps the strawberries and blueberries from sinking and the baker from despairing.

The Pour 1 day ago

10 of Our Favorite Deep Fried Dishes

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by Intern Drew BroussardIt should come as no surprise that we have a deep, oily, sizzling passion for fried foods. Heck, Jay is hosting his own show about just that on Travel Channel! With Deep Fried America set to premier tomorrow, we found ourselves reflecting on our favorite fried treats we’ve eaten over the past few years. But then we realized,...

Bite and Booze 2 days ago

City Kitchen: A Cinnamon-Scented Soup to Break the Ramadan Fast

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Harira, a soup with lentils, chickpeas and favas, is a staple of Ramadan in Morocco, but that doesn’t keep cooks from making it all year long.

The Pour 2 days ago

What to Cook: Recipes to Cook This Weekend

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Join in a discussion about food and racial identity, and then cook some grilled chicken parm.

The Pour 2 days ago

Summer serves: Cleopatra

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In our final cocktail recipe for the season, we present an elegant sweet-sour concoction made with the most serious (and extremely fashionable) soft drink on the market “ Seedlip. No longer does a night off the hard stuff mean water or lemonade. The sober-faced gap in the market has been filled by the first non-alcoholic […]

Berrys' Wine Blog 2 days ago

Microflora as terroir influence?

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  Former colleague Harvey Steiman at Wine Spectator has a nice piece on terroir in his latest blog. It actually breaks some new ground to the usual, predictably tedious conversations the wine media entertains itself with on this complicated topic. Yes, indeed, “climate, elevation, the tilt of the slope or exposure to the sun”—the usual […...

Wine of the Week ~ 2015 biokult Zweigelt Rosé of the Niederösterreich

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Einstein's brain, upon examination, revealed that he had an extra-ordinary connection network. For each memory, his patterns were like looking at the interconnections of a busy railroad yard. To really begin to gain info about wines, reading their unique stories, where they're from, who made them and why, tasting them… These are the interconn...

Wine Blog 2 days ago

Dateline/Walland, Tenn.: A Fresh Take on ‘Put an Egg on It’

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At Blackberry Farm, smoked chicken broth is embellished with grits, cracklings, peanuts and yes, an egg.

The Pour 3 days ago

Eat: The Secret to a Great Chicken Parm: Grill It

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This update to the Italian-American classic will render a more complex version that is sweet, salty and smoke-scented all at once.

The Pour 3 days ago

Hungry City: The Crabby Shack, a Shrine to the Crustacean

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Crab scuttles all over the menu at a former church in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

The Pour 3 days ago

Pass notes: the most important Italian grapes (part one)

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As we turn our focus to the fine wines of Italy, Chris Pollington compiles crib notes to a short-list of the country's many hundred indigenous grapes “ more than anywhere else in the world. Wine has been made in what is now Italy for at least three millennia, with invaders from all directions bringing their […]

Berrys' Wine Blog 3 days ago

Happy birthday to a very special winery

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  When Robert Mondavi first walked the ground where his winery now stands, in early 1966, he was struck by something profound, a sense that in retrospect sounds mystical. “I knew this was a very special place,” he wrote in his memoir, “Harvests of Joy.” “It exuded an indefinable quality I could not describe…of calm […]

Consider Hyposmia ~ the aging palate

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Probably not too many people in this lifetime want to admit that their palates are on the wane. No awards are given for fessing up, and it will definitely work in one's disfavor, but I've always been one for telling it like it is, not like it isn't… I've got to thank Dan Berger for […]

Wine Blog 3 days ago

Beers with Chuck: Urban South Summerfest

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by Chuck PUrban South Brewery in New Orleans is new to the ever-growing Louisiana craft beer family, but they’re quickly making an impression with their delicious brews. A few weeks ago, I drove down to the brewery to meet Jay for some tunes and beers at their first annual Summerfest.Despite the torrential downpour, when we arrived Summerfest was o...

Bite and Booze 3 days ago

Using customer data to create your marketing plan

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It can be tough to build a marketing plan for your winery. What promotions will bring the most sales? What kind of photography should you use? Should you focus on lifestyle content, or terroir and winemaking details? Luckily, your customers can help you answer many of these questions. By taking a look at your most profitable customers, your social...

Vin 65 4 days ago

Hey, Wine Ladies! Take The Power Back!

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How many of you caught the recent diatribes by both Guy Woodward (of Harpers) and Monika Elling (of Foundations Marketing Group in New York City) regarding the under-representation of women in the wine biz? This quote from Elling summarizes the view pretty succinctly: "I've been in the business some time and experienced it from several […] G...

1 Wine Dude 4 days ago

How Adventurous of a Spanish Foodie are You? Take the Quiz!

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When daydreaming of white sandy beaches, of sultry Flamengo dancers and rolling Spanish vineyards, do you also conjure up images of braised cow's tongue or hairy pig's ear when visiting Spain? No? Maybe you should, because if there's one thing that Spain does unprecedentedly well it's to use the entire, and we do mean […]...

Catavino 4 days ago

A tasting of Oregon Pinot Noirs

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  I couldn’t be more pleased with my tasting yesterday, but I don’t give the credit to myself; I give it to the wines. The idea was to taste some of our Oregon Pinot Noirs to a select group of people in Marin County. In many respects, this was the best tasting I ever went […]

One of 80 and darned happy to be #IAMarone

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Do I love adventure? I have wings on my feet, if you don't know. And I'm a storyteller, which you may also not know… So, this Email arrived. Hi Jo, Cesari Vineyard of Verona, one of the finest Vineyards of the Valpolicella region is celebrating 80 years of producing some of Italy's greatest wines this […]

Wine Blog 4 days ago

Judge Allows Lawsuit Claiming Starbucks Underfills Lattes

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Two people in California said the company made a “conscious decision” to save money on milk and underfills the drinks by about 25 percent of the advertised sizes.

The Pour 4 days ago

Off the Menu: Brooklyn Winery Opens Its Own Restaurant, BKW

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Also, a French cafe for the International Center of Photography Museum, a new MamaSushi in Washington Heights, and more.

The Pour 4 days ago

Paying Tribute to Porchetta, the Ancient Italian Pig Roast

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An Umbrian dish combines tender meat, lush fat and crunchy cracklings in a single bite.

The Pour 4 days ago

Restaurant Review: Grünauer Bistro Waltzes to a Time-Honored Tune

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A new Austrian restaurant on the Upper East Side could have come straight from Yorkville’s past.

The Pour 5 days ago

Baghdad Journal: Falluja Restaurant Is Reborn in Baghdad, Offering Nostalgia With Its Kebab

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Long before it became a haven for jihadists, the city of Falluja was known as the home of the Haji Hussein restaurant, where locals, soldiers, tourists and businessmen all ate.

The Pour 5 days ago

On the table: Primeur

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This month food writer Victoria Stewart heads north to Primeur; already established as a local favourite, this Canonbury spot doles out delicious sharing plates with unpretentious appeal. It's a wonderful thing to walk into a restaurant and have the atmosphere hit you in the face like a blast of warm air. Which is what happened […]

Berrys' Wine Blog 5 days ago

In the morphing of time, what once was, becomes what is new again

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[Artwork by John Tewey, Portland Maine Rotary Club] People in Maine sent me off with the tribute to the right. By December 29, 1992, I was on a plane with husband, kids, pets, and all of my earthly belongings… With thoughts of, "Would I ever have such appreciation and understanding again?" Now, when the grape […]

Wine Blog 5 days ago

A comment on marketing, after receiving the latest Bordeaux hype from a press release

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  You know, I understanding marketing. When a winery or wine region touts itself as the “best ever,” or “greatest vintage,” or simply uses self-reverential language that makes it sound like it’s sitting at the right hand of God, it’s merely putting its best foot forward in a formal situation—as most of us do. Say […]

A Rush of Americans, Seeking Gold in Cuban Soil

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Two camps jockey to shape the future of food in an oasis of organic agriculture.

The Pour 5 days ago

8 of Baton Rouge's Best Restaurant Hacks

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by Sydney BlanchardIf you've lived anywhere long enough, you'll become an expert on the area. And if you eat anywhere long enough, you'll learn the area's top secret menu tweaks to level up your favorite dishes.We rounded a few of our favorite local restaurant "hacks" and threw in some of your suggestions through social media to come up with this l...

Bite and Booze 5 days ago

Front Burner: Grilled Lobster Tails as Street Food Skewers

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In the Battery, sustainably sourced lobster served with lemon-butter or blueberry sauce, as in Maine.

The Pour 6 days ago

Front Burner: From Canadian Club, a True Rye

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This new whisky from the company that has been in business for more than 150 years is suited to a perfect manhattan.

The Pour 6 days ago

Front Burner: Lighthouse Pepper Mill as a House Gift

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Treat your weekend host, or yourself, to this addition to the summer table.

The Pour 6 days ago

Front Burner: A Breakfast (or Lunch or Brunch) Sandwich, Sweet or Savory

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From Sonoma County to the Upper West Side, biscuits with jam, or even pulled pork or salmon.

The Pour 6 days ago

Front Burner: Food in Art, and on the Plate

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A tour of the Metropolitan, followed by dinners that reflect the art.

The Pour 6 days ago

Front Burner: Romano Beans for Salads, Tempura or the Grill

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A California-based grower is making what are sometimes called runner beans more regularly available in the Northeast.

The Pour 6 days ago

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 20, 2016

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So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available […] Grab The 1W...

1 Wine Dude 6 days ago

Best Industry Blog 2016

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Voting for the 2016 Wine Blog Awards closed last week, the judges consulted and the results announced: we are delighted to have been named Best Industry Blog for the second year. Thank you to all who took the time to vote and congratulations to all the other winners (who can be seen here). We are […]

Berrys' Wine Blog 6 days ago

Au revoir to the oversized wine list

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  Hasn’t the day of the bloated wine list come, and gone? How many wines do diners need to “peruse” on a list anyway? Obviously, there’s no correct answer, so I can only speak for myself. I, personally, like a list with perhaps 50 or 60 choices. It’s manageable; you actually have the time and […]

PS I Love You Report Card, 14 years later

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Reviewing the Mission Statement "To promote, educate, and legitimize Petite Sirah as a heritage variety, with a special emphasis on its terroir uniqueness." Since 98 percent of its terroir being California, we've got that covered. This mission statement was created after the first Petite Sirah Symposium. Since 2002, when winemakers had stated that ...

Wine Blog 6 days ago

Jean Pierre Rietsch (Alsace)

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Jean Pierre Rietsch in his élevage cellar Mittelbergheim, Alsace Alsace is known to have outstandingly-beautiful villages where its age-old winemaking tradition is found at every step in its architecture, some of these villages like Ribeauvillé have gone a little over...

Lindt Deluxe Wine & Gourmet Chocolate Candy Lovers Christmas Holiday Gift Basket Bowl Gift Set (SC)

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A beautiful gift set. Perfect for business, family, friends or as a hostess gift. Gourmet Lindt Lindor gourmet truffles. "The Noce List Is Overrated" wine glasses. "When You Stop Believing In Santa You Get Underwear" bar or kitchen towel. Beaded Christmas Christmas tree ornaments on glass votive or tealight candleholders. Santa Claus in Chimney win...

Wine Blog Pro 6 days ago

2011 Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley Merlot 750 mL Wine

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Thanks to cool weather and unexpected rains, 2011 was a demanding but, in the end, rewarding vintage for us. The wet winter and spring delayed the start of bloom and then cool temperatures slowed grape development, pushing the start of harvest back by two weeks. More reminiscent of France than Napa Valley, this vintage fashioned […]

Wine Blog Pro 6 days ago

Rosé , Rosé , Rosé , Rosé

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Will they ever be as sweet? The answer is, no! As because rose has made a revolution, and there are new kids on the block. As Gone are the days of bygone all there was to rosé was a sweet, cloying white zinfnadel. As Today's American pink wine isAs diverse, exciting, and runs from off dryAs to bone dry, from juicy strawberries to salted watermelon...

Luscious Lushes 7 days ago

Bitter and Bubbly, the Spritz Evolves

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American bartenders are shaking up traditional notions of this cocktail import from northern Italy.

The Pour 8 days ago

A Good Appetite: Hot Honey Shrimp Is Spicy, Sweet and Speedy

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Here’s a flavor-packed weeknight dinner in 10 minutes flat.

The Pour 9 days ago

City Kitchen: A Creamy, Sweet Tribute to Summer

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This version of Sicilian cassata, a spongecake layered with sweetened ricotta, is crowned with juicy fresh berries.

The Pour 9 days ago

The Official Bite and Booze Father's Day Gift Guide

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by Sydney BlanchardI've always been a daddy's girl, and I'm not ashamed to admit my dad is my best friend. We have a lot in common, so I generally have an idea about what he likes (beer, History, books, being left the hell alone). But every year around Father's Day I find myself in a rut.Here are a few gift ideas from local, Louisiana retailers for...

Bite and Booze 9 days ago

Notes from my father

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Ahead of Father's Day, our Chairman Simon Berry remembers the way in whichAs his father first introduced him to wine, opening the door to a lifetime filled with bottles. When my father died in 2010, a few weeks shy of his 95th birthday, he left a shelf-full of diaries. Actually more than a shelf-full, because he […]

Berrys' Wine Blog 9 days ago
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