Monthly Archives: March 2009

Liquid Gold in the Long Shadows of the Sierra Nevada

    Roughly half-way between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, surrounding
California’s historic Highway 50, lies a virtually undiscovered wine
region known as El Dorado.

     Here, the towns have welcoming names such as Pleasant Valley,
Fairplay and Somerset, and several of the winery names borrow from the
area’s topography and history: Gold Hill Vineyard, Perry Creek, Granite
Springs, Oakstone and Sierra Vista.

     What sets El Dorado apart from other California wine regions is…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

The 'Next Big Thing' Is Your Next Club Shipment

***image2***     Humans are an impatient lot.

     Just when we get what we want, we start looking for something else… something “better.”

     It might be the type of car we have. Or the size of our house.

     Instead of being satisfied with and grateful for…

Posted in Editor's Journal

Perfect with Red Meat…and Red Wine

***image2***     When you’re serving a thick, juicy steak and drinking a big, bold red wine, this dish makes a wonderful companion.

     It was made famous by The Gables restaurant in Corvallis, Ore., and this recipe makes 8 servings.


Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Hess to Open Another Winery-Based Museum

    Swiss entrepreneur and art collector Donald M. Hess is about to
open a museum dedicated to artist James Turrel at Bodega Colome in
Argentina, Decanter reports.

     The James Turrel Museum will open its doors on April 22, and will
be the third of the Hess Art Collection, along with museums at the Hess
Collection winery in Napa Valley and Glen Carlou in Paarl, South

     It is the first museum in the world dedicated to American space and light artist James Turrel, whose work focuses on…

Posted in Wine Buzz
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