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Lessons Mayacamas and Inglenook (may) teach us

 Mark As Read    

  I must admit that I find the ongoing industry-wide conversation about ripeness levels to be the most confounding I’ve been involved in, lo these many years. Where did it start, anyway? I suppose it’s been going on for decades, in one form or another. Even before the launch of In Pursuit of Balance, which […]

German Winemakers and Wines at the 2nd International Riesling Symposium in Germany (Rheingau)

 Mark As Read    

Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller and Wilhelm Weil at Weingut Robert Weil, looking at Turmberg and Graefenberg The 2nd International Riesling Symposium took place on May 26 and 27, 2014, at Schloss Rheinhartshausen in the Rheingau. Riesling experts from around the world - top winemakers, representatives from the trade and restaurant sector, and jour...

Schiller Wine 67 days ago

Kentucky Bourbon Makers See Bright Future

 Mark As Read    

The distillers have stashed away inventories of five million barrels — at a time when they could sell even more than they are producing.

The Pour 68 days ago

Mark Angeli (Anjou, Loire)

 Mark As Read    

Mark Angeli Thouarcé, Anjou (Loire) Among the vibrant group of artisan vignerons who have put Anjou in the spotlight in the recent years, Mark Angeli is the precursor, opening the way through a return to a serious work in the...

Authenticity, Repurposed, in a Mason Jar

 Mark As Read    

The simple and sturdy Mason jar, a 19th-century staple, has been embraced by companies trying to reach a new generation of consumers.

The Pour 69 days ago

What does it mean when a wine is “Reserve”?

 Mark As Read    

Sounds like it's the good and fancy stuff, right? Not exactly, says Anthony Giglio of Details magazine. When a wine has ‘Reserve" on the label, it might mean that the wine has been aged a specific amount of time depending on the regulations of the wine region. Many wineries added the term to the label if they […]

Andy's Wine Blog 70 days ago

The Pour: Muscadet, a Great Value, Isn’t Getting Its Due

 Mark As Read    

Great Muscadet can be a complex treat, offering an almost tactile expression of the earth in which the grapes were grown.

The Pour 70 days ago

City Kitchen: Skewers for a Party

 Mark As Read    

Delicious, diminutive skewers, with pork, shrimp and chicken, offer a recipe for bite-size sandwiches and an easy party.

The Pour 70 days ago

A Good Appetite: The Stuff of Great Grilled Flatbreads

 Mark As Read    

Get the dough out of the way, and you have the fun part: choosing the fillings.

The Pour 70 days ago

The last word on single-blind, double-blind and open tasting

 Mark As Read    

  I don’t know that I’ve ever fully laid out, in this blog, my views on the three most common forms of wine tasting: single-blind, double-blind and open. So let me do so. I’ve long argued that no one way of tasting is “right.” Each has its pluses and minuses. If there were one “correct” […]

Be a Swinger, or Divorce Your Wine Guy!

 Mark As Read    

People love to ask about our favorite local wine merchant. Truth be told, we do not have many. In fact most of our wine is shipped to us. So it is pretty safe to say our favorite wine usually comes via … Continue reading →

another wine blog 70 days ago

Night Train to Lisbon with a fine Chardonnay

 Mark As Read    

A day in the life of a wine publicist with a night train… Night Train to Lisbon ~ A Sunday Segue Searching for my comfort film A Good Year, I fell upon Night Train to Lisbon. It's a film based on the novel of the same name. Written by Pascal Mercier in German, and later […] The post Night Train to Lisbon with a fine Chardonnay appeared ...

Wine Blog 70 days ago

Emerging Wine Producer The Netherlands

 Mark As Read    

Picture: Typical Dutch Windmill in Ouddorp, South of Rotterdam in ZeelandI visited The Netherlands for the first time when I was 5 years old. My parents had decided to spend the summer vacation at the Dutch beach town Noordwijk aan Zee in the west of the Netherlands; I learnt to swim there. Infrequent visits to The Netherlands followed, in particul...

Schiller Wine 70 days ago

Hungry City: Indian Road Cafe in Inwood

 Mark As Read    

At Indian Road Cafe in Inwood, there is scant evidence of the grating strain of foodie consciousness that has infiltrated American culture.

The Pour 71 days ago

Month of Salads #5: The Salad Shop

 Mark As Read    

My Creation at The Salad ShopAfter listening to one too many sad attempts made by Blair to change the lyrics to 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" to something about salad, I finally made it in to The Salad Shop for lunch. They have eight signature salads for the indecisive, but the coolest thing about The Salad Shop is their "build your own salad feature." Wh...

Bite and Booze 71 days ago

Cuckoo And Cocka-doodle-doo (Coquerel And Toquade Recent Sauvignon Blanc Releases)

 Mark As Read    

At this point, I think that we’ve established that Bordeaux native Christine Barbe is at least a little bit crazy. Very talented, but a little crazy. Crazy enough to justify the namesake of her personal brand, Toquade, anyway. She has, after all, devoted a significant portion of her current winemaking career to – egads! – […] Grab The ...

1 Wine Dude 71 days ago

Throw Back Thursday for me: Women for WineSense

 Mark As Read    

It's been a long time since I've made it over the hill to attend a Women for WineSense event, but this might be the one I'm going to do. I was just invited by Marcia Macomber, and I had to write this Email of interest, but the caveat is great at this time. Not sure […] The post Throw Back Thursday for me: Women for WineSense appeared first on...

Wine Blog 71 days ago

First impressions: wine tasting in Piedmont

 Mark As Read    

It was an Italian bottle – an Amarone – that really ignited Vanessa Armenio's interest in wine. Now an account manager in our Hong Kong office, Vanessa recently had the opportunity to indulge her soft spot with her debut Piedmont tasting trip. Here, she reports back on day one. Having recently returned from a wonderful […]The post...

Berrys' Wine Blog 71 days ago

To your health! Cocktials as health food

 Mark As Read    

[…] The post To your health! Cocktials as health food appeared first on Luscious Lushes - a wine, food, and travel blog.

Luscious Lushes 71 days ago

When sommeliers go wild

 Mark As Read    

  “There is a group of wine directors out there that feel that their mission is to educate the consumer. I think this is a dangerous philosophy. If people want to ask questions, fine; but if you’re going to stand there and proselytize, well, check please.” I didn’t say it: The immortal Fred Dame, M.S. […]

best of riesling Competition 2014: The Winners, Germany

 Mark As Read    

Picture: Best of Riesling Competition 2014 - The Winners (Photo: Meininger Verlag) The best of riesling Competion 2014 took place earlier this year in Neustadt and der Weinstrasse in the Pfalz region in Germany. The annual best of riesling Competition is organized by the Meininger Verlag in Neustadt, with the Ministry of Wine of the Land Rheinland ...

Schiller Wine 71 days ago

Burger King to Phase Out Lower-Fat French Fries

 Mark As Read    

The company says two-thirds of its stores will discontinue Satisfries, and the rest will offer them as a limited-time item.

The Pour 72 days ago

Light Reds to Fight Summer Blues

 Mark As Read    

Summertime, you know, it’s all about the white wines. Well, and the rosé wines. And the sparkling wines. But what is there for people who get the heebie-jeebies when they’re presented with a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc? Who th...

Tasting Room 72 days ago

Ardbeg Auriverdes: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Lock & Key

 Mark As Read    

Ardbeg AuriverdesIt took over TWO YEARS, but finally the Whisk(e)y Wednesday Leader Board has a new top dog: Ardbeg Auriverdes Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky ($23 at Lock & Key). Dethroning the Jefferson Presidential Select 18 Year proved to be no small task, but we also knew that it eventually might fall. Signifying both the Ardbeg colors of ...

Bite and Booze 72 days ago

Eat: The Best Picnics Are Made at Home

 Mark As Read    

Skip the sandwiches and salads from the grocery store and try these packable homemade options instead.

The Pour 72 days ago

The Ideal Wine For Pesto

 Mark As Read    

A review of the Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and some news about American whiskies including Jim Beam. One of us has a summer garden that has produced an abundance of basil. A leafy herb initially cultivated in India, basil migrated both west and east becoming a featured component of Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. There are many different typ...

Grapelines 72 days ago

PR 101 ~ Personal emails are a true path

 Mark As Read    

PR 101 I don't get as many comments on my wine blog as I do private Emails… Why I don't get as many comments on my wine blog as I do private Emails… I don't write a blog to elicit extensive comments on what I've put out there. Controversial stories always elicits emotions and that's […] The post PR 101 ~ Personal emails are a true...

Wine Blog 72 days ago

Fake wine? Nothing new

 Mark As Read    

  Everybody’s shocked, shocked about what Rudi Kurwanian did, but faking wine is nothing new. Below is an extract from Cato the Elder (234 BC-149 BC), a Roman statesman, on how to fake Coan wine—a wine that should have been made from grapes grown on the island of Kos, but that, as Cato points out, […]

Dinner at The Providores and Tapa Room in London with Framingham Wines, UK/New Zealand

 Mark As Read    

Pictures: The Providores and Tapa Room in London. Peter Gordon (right) and Michael McGrath (left) with Christian G.E.SchillerMy daughter Cornelia Schiller Tremann graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London with a PhD in late 2013. The annual graduation ceremony took place in July 2014. My wife Annette and I accompani...

Schiller Wine 72 days ago

Pomegranate and Black Cherry are Back!

 Mark As Read    

Two of our favorites are back on the shelves just in time for the end of summer. Stop in and stock up!

Andy's Wine Blog 72 days ago

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Finding Your Comfort Food

 Mark As Read    

At home, I don’t experiment much. I channel my childhood.

The Pour 73 days ago

You Don’t Need to Tell Them Giada Sent You

 Mark As Read    

Giada De Laurentiis leaves her signature all over her Las Vegas restaurant.

The Pour 73 days ago

Critic On the Road: Las Vegas, Off the Eaten Path

 Mark As Read    

Not far from the Strip and its roster of celebrity chefs are intimate, excellent independent restaurants.

The Pour 73 days ago

Off the Menu: Calle Dão Is Set to Open in Midtown

 Mark As Read    

Other new restaurants include BV’s Grill, Egg Shop and Tuome.

The Pour 73 days ago

Veal Farmers Adopt More-Humane Methods

 Mark As Read    

With veal consumption still low, some ranchers adopt methods seen as more humane.

The Pour 73 days ago

Front Burner: A Proper Setting for a Meal at the Beach

 Mark As Read    

Nautical plates for weekend house gifts, golden aged cheese and Washington cherries are among the highlights.

The Pour 73 days ago

4 Reasons To Kill Your Home Page Carousel

 Mark As Read    

Carousels (or homepage sliders) became popular because they were a quick fix for two constant dilemmas: "How can I cram all of my content into a small space?" and "What content is the most important?". They are used to provide a solution to both of these problems, while keeping content above the fold. Technically, a carousel pr...

Vin 65 73 days ago

Month of Salads #4: Fresh Junkie

 Mark As Read    

Fresh Junkie's Brick House SaladIf you're like me, you're on the go a lot for lunch throughout the week. Whether it is lunch meetings or grabbing a quick bite to hold you over, that midday meal is always a focal point. On a recent pass through downtown I made a point to hit up the new location for Fresh Junkie. You won't find any tables inside, but...

Bite and Booze 73 days ago

Appetite for Online Orders Lifts Just Eat

 Mark As Read    

The food-ordering service, which went public in April, said that the tripling of its profit in the first half was driven by growth in Britain.

The Pour 73 days ago

Well, That Was Easy. Not. (“The Once And Future Of Crete” In August 2014 SOMM Journal)

 Mark As Read    

My feature on the wines of the Greek isle of Crete is now available in the August 2014 issue of SOMM Journal. That twenty-two word sentence belies what has to be one of the longest paths to seeing something published that I’ve ever had to walk. Not that the folks at SOMM Journal / Tasting […] Grab The 1WineDude.com Tasting Guide and start ge...

1 Wine Dude 73 days ago

Wines of South America by Evan Goldstein

 Mark As Read    

More than Wines of South America being an important body of work, it's about the author for me. Please don't misunderstand me. This latest book by Evan Goldstein is just brilliant, but that's what I've come to expect from him; and, that's why he's even more important to me than the books he's producing… Evan […] The post Wines of South ...

Wine Blog 73 days ago

Terroir in Pinot Noir: an approach, and a problem

 Mark As Read    

  When it comes to coastal California Pinot Noir, we make much of the distinctions of terroir (“we” being the wine media, some winemakers and everyone else involved in this rather arcane conversation). We know the regions we celebrate: Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Carneros, Anderson Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey County, San Lui...

Wine Tasting with the German Wine Princess Sabine Wagner at the German Wine Society in Washington DC, US

 Mark As Read    

Pictures: German Wine Princess Sabine Wagner at the German Wine Society in Washington DC, USWine Majesties have a long tradition in Germany. Basically all wine villages, wine regions and the country as a whole have wine queens and wine princesses. Of course, the crème de la crème are the national wine majesties, the German Wine Queen and the two ...

Schiller Wine 73 days ago

A Beautiful Factory

 Mark As Read    

It was majestic, breathtaking. It cost tens of millions of dollars. It was the most beautiful factory I'd ever seen. Such are the temples of wine in the Napa Valley. Shrines to people rather than agriculture. The days of Bottle Shock have long passed to be replaced by sticker shock. The Napa Valley is no longer the place a farmer can bring his wine...

Wine Camp Blog 73 days ago

Texsom 2014: What You Can Learn about Texas Wine in the Germany Today Session

 Mark As Read    

Texsom 2014: What You Can Learn about Texas Wine in the Germany Today Session German wines have always been a fascination for me. Been to Germany many times and have friends that have poured some pretty darn good German wines. This has left me will some strong bonds between fine German wines good memories. Besides

VintageTexas 74 days ago

LA, meet L.A.: Getting Acquainted with Lower Alabama

 Mark As Read    

I recently had the opportunity to take Team Bite and Booze on a press trip down to Gulf Shores Orange Beach for a little local wining, dining, and R&R. We had the chance to soak up some rays, but the real treat was all of the fresh gulf seafood we were invited to feast on everyday! Here's a look at a few places that were worthy of a pulling up ...

Bite and Booze 74 days ago

From Scraps of Bass, Ceviche Is Born

 Mark As Read    

A young fisherman puts his stamp on ceviche.

The Pour 74 days ago

Ordering Wine

 Mark As Read    

So, what's your strategy for ordering wine when you go out to eat? Do you pick the cheapest bottle on the menu, or do you aim to impress with the most expensive? Choose neither of those options, says sommelier Gerald Morgan, Jr. of Simplified Wine. Morgan advises picking the second cheapest wine on the menu. The […]

Andy's Wine Blog 74 days ago

A Good Appetite: Skirt Steak Works Great for Grilling

 Mark As Read    

Skirt steak defies its awkward appearance to become a go-to for throwing on the grill.

The Pour 74 days ago

Red Wine for delicious dishes

 Mark As Read    

Who doesn't love Red Wine, when it comes to pairing deliciously full red wine with the perfect foods? Raise your hands, everyone. 2012 Trivento Amade Sur ~ 70% Malbec, 18% Bonarda, 12% Syrah ~ Mendoza, Argentina This red wine called Trivento Amado Sur is translated literally into "South Love." About 6,214 miles away from their […] The post Re...

Wine Blog 74 days ago
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