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Grab Lunch at Harrington's Café

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Harrington's Western Wall Painted by the BR Walls ProjectHarrington's Cafe in Baton RougeLocally owned and operated for the past 14 years, Harrington’s Café in downtown Baton Rouge is a great little lunch spot. I first wrote about Harrington's in October 2009, the very first month of Bite and Booze. He hotspot boasts quick and easy ordering at the ...

Bite and Booze 56 days ago

Confessions of a wine critic

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  At a blind tasting of all of Bill Harlan’s 2005 wines, held in 2008, I once rated The Matriarch higher than Harlan Estate itself. The tasting was held, at my request, at Harlan’s lovely stone estate winery, in the hills above the Oakville bench. Seven wines–Harlan Estate, The Maiden, The Matriarch, and and 4 […]

Schiller's Favorite Seafood Places in Bordeaux City, France

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Pictures: Annette and Christian G.E. Schiller at L' Embarcadere with a Plateau des Fruits de Mer (for 2)Bordeaux CityThe city of Bordeaux is a jewel, with vestiges from the Roman era and medieval town gates. However, the 18th century was its golden age. Victor Hugo once said: Take Versailles, add Antwerp, and you have Bordeaux. Bordeaux is oft...

Schiller Wine 56 days ago

Junior’s Brooklyn Site Will Be Sold to Developer, but Restaurant Will Return

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Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn will be torn down by a developer, but its owner says he plans to strike a deal that will allow its return as a ground-floor tenant.

The Pour 56 days ago

Room for Debate: Life After Gluten

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For people who don't suffer from celiac disease, is the gluten-free diet a fad or an innovative way to approach eating?

The Pour 56 days ago

Wines of The Times: The Book on Amontillado

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This particular style of sherry has a fascinating tale to tell.

The Pour 56 days ago

Wine of the Week: Mulderbosch Rose 2012 (South Africa) $9

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Vivid pink colors and wildly flavorful, this engaging South African rosé from Mulderbosch brings intense aromas of strawberry, raspberry and roses to the nose.  The palate busts out some significant red fruit, followed by delicious acidity and a bright, balanced profile....Read Full Post

About.com Wine 56 days ago

Pairings: A Scallop For a Sherry

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A memorable midcourse of sea scallops with pistachios and licorice at Restaurant Daniel inspires this recipe, ideal for pairing with amontillado.

The Pour 56 days ago

Indoor Food Market Planned for Midtown

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A developer has rented space in a Helmsley Building passageway for new food stalls and stands.

The Pour 56 days ago

Hungry City: Wallflower in the West Village

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The half-secret Wallflower in the West Village is where you go for a rendezvous or lying low.

The Pour 56 days ago

Simplesmente Vinho: Celebrating natural wine in Portugal

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Last year, Catavino attended the premiere of Simplesmente Vinho and had a fantastic time. We were surprised by the off-the-cuff tasting that resulted in a group of "wine geeks" joining together in a cave, literally, on the Cais de Ribeira for a small producer tasting. Thankfully, it was a huge success and has returned for round two! As for us, we'v...

Catavino 57 days ago

What’s drinking well – Italy

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Our buyer David Berry Green takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Italy to unearth those vintages which are coming into their prime right now… When approaching Italy, it’s probably best to divide the country up into three sections: North, Centre and South. The North’s key fine red-wine styles – Barbaresco, Barolo, Valpolicella Superiore and [...

Berrys' Wine Blog 57 days ago

The Godfather, The Orc, & Timeless Spaghetti Westerners (Ravenswood Single Vineyard Zinfandel Recent Releases)

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My third run-in with Joel Peterson – founder of Ravenswood, ZAP Association board of directors member, and dubbed “the godfather of Zinfandel” – might have been the most interesting one to date. And that’s saying something, considering that the first time I met him (to talk about the potential of East Coast wines) he tried […] Grab The 1Wine...

1 Wine Dude 57 days ago

Happy birthday Jess Jackson

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  It took a posting by George Rose on Facebook to remind me that this past Tuesday, Feb. 18, would have been Jess Jackson’s 84th birthday. George was, of course, the P.R. and communications guy at K-J, for years. He always was so helpful to a working reporter like me. People think my job is […]

Schiller's Favorite Wine Bars in Bordeaux City, France

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Picture: Annette and Christian G.E. Schiller - "Un Pot" in a Sidewalk Cafe in Bordeaux CityBordeaux CityThe city of Bordeaux is a jewel, with vestiges from the Roman era and medieval town gates. However, the 18th century was its golden age. Victor Hugo once said: Take Versailles, add Antwerp, and you have Bordeaux. Bordeaux is often referred to as...

Schiller Wine 57 days ago

Promoting Health With Enticing Photos of Fruits and Vegetables

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Bolthouse Farms, which produces things like juices and smoothies, has developed a playful website to promote nutritious food.

The Pour 57 days ago

It’s Spring in wine country

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[I purchased this image. I didn't take this one.] Yeah, I know, I'm a month early, but that's the reality in Sonoma County. And today, regardless of this being a very dry winter, I'm thanking the gods that the next few days won't have rain. I'm only two days away from putting on an annual […]The post It's Spring in wine country appeared first...

Wine Blog 58 days ago

Bloody Scotsman at Lock & Key: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

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Bloody Scotsman (photo courtesy of Lock & Key)Last week I checked out the new Lock & Key Whiskey Bar for the first time. Located at Glen's Bar off of Corporate at College, the venue is a haven for those seeking a relaxed whiskey drinking environment with soothing music and great service. I started out trying each of their signature twists o...

Bite and Booze 58 days ago

A Wine for Tonight: 2012 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay

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Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to check out the 2012 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay from Washington State. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 […]A Wine for Toni...

Wine Peeps 58 days ago

California AVAs as splintered broomsticks in “Fantasia”

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  The Federal government, in its bureaucratic wisdom, is exhaustive in spelling out the rules and regulations concerning American Viticultural Areas, defining everything from the percentage of grapes required to originate from the AVA to the point size of the appellation on the label. So complex has the process become that the Tax and Trade [&...

Tasting at Weingut Balthasar Ress, Hattenheim, Rheingau, with Stefan Ress, Germany

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Picture: Annette Schiller, Stefan Ress and Christian G.E. Schiller at Weingut Balthasar Ress in Hattenheim In the Rheingau, the 2013 Germany Wine and Culture Tour by ombiasy included a dinner (Winzerplatte) and wine tasting at Weingut Zum Jungen Oetinger in Erbach, a tour and tasting at Weingut Robert Weil in Kiedrich, a tasting at Weingut Peter J...

Schiller Wine 58 days ago

Restaurant Review: Mission Cantina on the Lower East Side

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Danny Bowien’s Mexican dishes are hit or miss, but at these prices you can try again.

The Pour 58 days ago

A Nordic Quest in New York

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Can a Scandinavian cuisine escape its chilly image? Some chefs are working on it.

The Pour 58 days ago

Off the Menu: Bar 54 Opens in the Hyatt Times Square Hotel

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A skybox lounge with a farm-fresh cocktail list, and other restaurant openings.

The Pour 58 days ago

Wine Labels

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You can learn a lot about a wine from its wine label. Who made the wine? Where and when was it made? Wine laws require that information on vintage and varietal appear on wine labels..

Cheers2Wine Blog 58 days ago

Picnic Ideas - Best Wineries for Picnics

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Plan a picnic in the Wine Country. Discover the best wineries or picnics and great picnic ideas.

Cheers2Wine Blog 58 days ago

Bernardus Chardonnay

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Bernardus Chardonnay is well known for being a quality wine.

Cheers2Wine Blog 58 days ago

The Flexitarian: Stew Season Gets a New Star

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Beef, chicken or fish become a treat, not a main feature.

The Pour 58 days ago

Restaurant Takeaway: Stuffed Dates to Remember

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This appetizer is exactly what stuffed dates should be — brawny, hearty and tangy, with a silky sauce for dipping.

The Pour 58 days ago

Bite and Booze Radio Show: Cocktails Through Time at Doe's Eat Place

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George Krause, executive chef and head bartender at Doe's Eat Place in Baton Rouge, has created a new cocktail program that starts this week. Cocktails Through Time is a series of unique cocktail menus each inspired a progression through boozy history. This week he is starting with the beginning of spirits up to 1750 AD. If you listen, you'll learn...

Bite and Booze 59 days ago

Restaurant Cañete: Fun Fine Dining in Barcelona

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To find Bar Cañete, head down a bleak street branching off the Ramblas of Barcelona into the heart of the lower Raval. Among Russian import markets, used cell phone stores and corner groceries, Bar Cañete and Cañete Mantel (the fine dining side of the same kitchen) stand strong as bright spots for people in search for excellent, honest food and a c...

Catavino 59 days ago

Obscure grapes, wine finder, Walla Walla – sipped & spit

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SIPPED: Jancis Robinson argues in favor of the "classics" over wines from obscure grapes just for the sense of obscurity. Twitter fight ensues. SPIT: Eric Asimov tells how to find obscure wines (hint: wine-searcher). SPIT: me. After I shrugged at the White House wine selections, commenters from Walla Walla descended on this blog (and Facebook) [...

Dr Vino's wine blog 59 days ago

SVB’s State Of The Wine Industry 2014 Report Makes Us Look Like Geniuses (And Other Tidbits)

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Last year, I wrote some OpEd on the 2013 version of Silicon Valley Bank’s annual State of the Wine Industry report. In that gonzo style (is there any other kind?!??) take, I made a prediction about the long-ish term future of wine sales in the U.S.. That prediction basically underscored a similar prediction I made […] Grab The 1WineDude.com ...

1 Wine Dude 59 days ago

American Wine Consumer Coalition ~ Wineries, are you paying attention?

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Do you wineries who are selling directly to consumers want to take the slow boat to China with your wine sales, or would you like to fast forward your bottom line?The post American Wine Consumer Coalition ~ Wineries, are you paying attention? appeared first on Wine Blog.

Wine Blog 59 days ago

Visit of an Ultra-premium Non-mainstream Bordeaux Producer: Tertre Rôteboeuf, with Owner and Winemaker François Mitjavile, France

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Pictures: The Group, Annette Schiller and Christian G.E. Schiller at Tertre Rôteboeuf with François MitjavileThe 2013 Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy PR and WineTours included a visit at Tertre Rôteboeuf with François Mitjavile.See:Bordeaux Wine Tour 2013 by ombiasy Tertre Rôteboeuf is one of the finest chÃ-teaux in Saint-Emilion. Yet, it is not wel...

Schiller Wine 59 days ago

A Big Bet on Gluten-Free

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The number of people who must avoid gluten for health reasons is relatively small, but other consumers have joined them to create a lucrative market the food industry covets.

The Pour 59 days ago

Envrac, bulk wine on tap in Paris

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Leopoldine filling my bottle Paris, 18th arrondissement Envrac is another concept of wine shop serving food, this venue also sells wine in bulk, either in bottle or in any larger container that you might bring yourself. I knew about another...

The Desirable Taste Of The Varietal

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A review of the Barkan Assemblage Tzafit 2010 and The Glenlivet 15 year old, French Oak Reserve, Single-Malt Scotch Whisky. One of the more difficult aspects of winemaking is creating a blend. It requires the ability to predict how a very young wine will evolve, and then also the ability to choose which additional varietals to add to enhance the f...

Grapelines 60 days ago

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 17, 2014

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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 60 days ago

So, you want to be a winemaker…?

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For most of us, the idea of strolling around our own vineyards, harvesting the fruit (before enjoying the long-lunches, naturally), blending wine and then uncorking the resulting bottles is nothing more than a pipe-dream. But a new service at Berry Bros. & Rudd, VINIV, means that you can blend and bottle your own barrel of […]The post So...

Berrys' Wine Blog 60 days ago

They said it on Facebook: non-beef pairings for Cabernet Sauvignon

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  “Food without wine is a corpse; wine without food is a ghost; united and well matched they are as body and soul, living partners.” So said André Simon, wine merchant, gourmet, and co-founder (in 1933) of the Wine & Food Society, the editorship of whose journal passed, in 1963, into the hands of a […]

Cellar Tour, Vineyard Tour, Tasting and Lunch with Georg Rumpf, Weingut Kruger-Rumpf, Nahe Valley, Germany

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Pictures: In the Vineyard with Georg Rumpf, Weingut Kruger-RumpfIn the Nahe Valley, the 2013 Germany Wine and Culture Tour by ombiasy included 2 stops: A tasting with Riesling Guru Helmut Doennhoff at Weingut Doenhoff and visit of Weingut Kruger-Rumpf in Muenster-Sarmsheim. At Weingut Kruger-Rumpf, we were received by Georg Rumpf, who has taken ove...

Schiller Wine 60 days ago

Saving an Endangered British Species: The Pub

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Changing economics and tastes in Britain have claimed roughly one out of every five “locals” in the last 20 years.

The Pour 60 days ago

Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah ~ These are the brands that want you to enjoy Petite

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Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah ... This coming Friday evening (February 21, 2014) is the Eighth Annual Dark & Delicious event, put on by PS I Love You... a labor of love for all included within this story. (The name says it all, really, doesn't it?)The post Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah ~ These are the brands that want you to enjoy Pe...

Wine Blog 60 days ago

Sometimes The Substitute is Better than the Original

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Houston has finally gotten into the 21st century with food trucks. Not as much as any other major metropolis, but at least we're getting better. When I am working downtown, though, it seems you cannot just walk to a food … Continue reading →

another wine blog 61 days ago

Uncork the best of the Rhône

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Continuing our foray into the cellars in pursuit of the best of what's drinking now, Simon Field MW espouses the Rhône's ripe and ready vintages. In the Rhône the quartet of fine years from 1998-2001 are all holding up, with 2001 primus inter pares as expected. The 2003 vintage, despite some fulsome praise from a […]The post Uncork the best o...

Berrys' Wine Blog 62 days ago

City Kitchen: Won Tons Are Easily Domesticated

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Making won tons at home is so easy, it almost feels like cheating.

The Pour 62 days ago

A Good Appetite: Importing a Simple Slice of Sweetness

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Crumpets may be the highest use of good marmalade, but the next best is to bake it into a marmalade cake.

The Pour 63 days ago

Friday Featured Photo: Port Ganache and Chocolate

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Photographer: Eddie Correia Capture Date: February 14, 2008 Location: Algarve, Portugal About: Dark chocolate and port is pairing of temptation. Each brings a unique profile of rich, sultry notes that pull you under a spell of warm mysterious deliciousness. These are flavours requiring time and patience. Time to warm and melt across the pallet. Pat...

Catavino 63 days ago
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