Monthly Archives: November 2008

America's Evolving Wine-Drinking Habits

    “There will always be ‘wine snobs’ and ‘cork dorks’ who try to acquire wine from elite producers and cult brands, of the right vintage, and store them for years. But more and more people have been buying economically friendly wines that have a pleasant taste and taste the same each time they drink them.”

     So says Karen Goodlad, a hospitality management lecturer at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), and the numbers support her claim.

     From 1994 through 2007, the U.S wine market grew every year, increasing in volume a total of 66 percent. In 2007, Americans over the…

Posted in Wine Buzz

Butternut Squash Soup

    From Executive Chef Linda Kittler of Sonoma County’s Valley of the
Moon Winery comes this delicious recipe that pairs perfectly with
Syrah/Shiraz, as well as various red blends. It serves 10…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Rutherford Wineries to Host Open House Weekend

    For the first time ever, member estates of the Rutherford Appellation Wineries will open their cellars to the public for the “Roll Out the Barrels” Passport Weekend.

     The dates: Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

     Visitors will be able to experience the wineries of the Rutherford appellation as never…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Getting Ready for Turkey Day

    If you are cooking for 10 this coming Thursday, it’s going to cost you $2.35 more than last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

     If you’d care to put a positive spin on that news, the average cost per person will be up a mere 23-and-a-half cents.

     Here’s how the costs stack up…

Posted in Editor's Journal
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