Monthly Archives: May 2008

New Cookbook Focuses on Food-and-Wine Pairing

    “Small Plates, Perfect Wines” — a new cookbook from Andrews McMeel Publishing, featuring mouthwatering recipes and wine pairing tips — is now on bookstore shelves and available to order online.

     Meze… tapas… antipasti… antojitos.

     No matter what you call them, small plates offer big flavor, and this is a style of dining and entertaining that has…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

'I'll Have Some Mellencamp With That Merlot'

    Last week, the BBC reported what we’ve been asserting for years: Playing a certain type of music can enhance the way wine tastes.

     The Heriot Watt University study found people rated the change in taste by up to 60 percent, depending on the melody heard.

     The researchers said Cabernet Sauvignon was most affected by “powerful and heavy” music, and Chardonnay by…

Posted in Wine Buzz

The Benefits of Moderate Wine Consumption

***image3***     Yet another study has provided indications that the moderate consumption of wine can have health benefits.


     According to a study conducted at the



Hospital in

London, mild and moderate drinkers — defined as those who drink one to three glasses of wine per day — had a lower risk of developing an array of disorders often linked to the onset of diabetes and/or heart disease.


     Heavy drinkers — those drinking more than…

Posted in Wine and Health

A Vintage Experience in the Valley of the Moon

    To paraphrase a famous line from a famous war movie…

     “I love the smell of winegrapes in the morning.”

     Particularly during the harvest season.

     And you can experience that unique, addictive aroma if you head for California’s Sonoma Valley on…

Posted in Editor's Journal
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