Monthly Archives: January 2008

A Recipe for Garlic Lovers

***image4***     Enjoy this easy-to-prepare dish (the recipe makes 6 servings) with any wine you enjoy with garlic-flavored food.  Would be great with a Sauvignon Blanc or a light-flavored white wine…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Perfect for Big Red Wines

***image6***     Try this dish with a big red wine such as Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon. It makes 4 servings.


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8 New Inductees for Vintners Hall of Fame

    The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has announced the identities of eight wine industry leaders who will be officially inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame at a gala fund-raising reception and dinner ceremony on March 7 at the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, Calif.

     Leading this year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Ernest & Julio Gallo (E&J Gallo Winery), Paul Draper (Ridge Vineyards), Milijenko “Mike” Grgich (Grgich Hills) and Sacramento wine merchant and forager supreme, Darryl Corti.

     In addition, the panel also voted in as “Pioneers” the founders of three iconic wineries: John Daniel (Inglenook); Louis P. Martini…

Posted in Wine Buzz

Livermore Valley Fights Back Against Sprawl

    Commercial winemaking in California’s Livermore Valley dates back to 1883,  when the Wente family began producing wine from its estate-grown grapes.

     Amazingly, the family remains in the business to this day. That makes the Wente Estate Winery the oldest family-owned continuously operating winery in California.

     That fact alone provides a good reason to spend a day in…     

Posted in Wine Region Profiles
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