Monthly Archives: November 2009

A Reason to Give Thanks: A New Scholarship

    All of us have many reasons to be thankful, even if they’re not always obvious.

     That’s why each Thanksgiving Day, we seek out a story that underscores the reason for the holiday.

     This year, countless men and women seeking careers, or seeking to
better their careers, in the wine industry have a new reason to be

     That reason: Approximately $20,000 in scholarships per year will
be available to students studying for an MBA degree from the Wine
Business Institute at…

Posted in The Wine Business

Top 10 North American Wine Destinations…#1- Rutherford, California

Top 10 North American Wine Destinations

#1 – Rutherford, California

     It would have been way too easy – not to mention extremely lazy –
to award the No. 1 position in our countdown of the top 10 wine
destinations in North America simply to the Napa Valley.

     That said, there was no question that some area of Napa Valley had
to top our list. The challenging question was: Which one?

     Frankly, we could easily have included five or six Napa
sub-appellations among our top 10. But that, too, would have been
taking an easy…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Top 10 North American Wine Destinations…#2 – Healdsburg, California

Top 10 North American Wine Destinations

#2 – Healdsburg, California

    There are two reasons the northern Sonoma County town of
Healdsburg earns such a lofty ranking on our list of the top 10 wine
destinations in North America:

     1. You can use the quaint town as a home base for exploring the
wineries of no fewer than four acclaimed viticultural areas – Russian
River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Chalk Hill.

     2. You can opt to stay downtown, park your car, and explore the neighborhood on foot – concentrating on the historic…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Entering the Home Stretch

     Here’s hoping you have all of your planning done and most of the
ingredients purchased for this Thursday’s exercise in excess, otherwise
known as Thanksgiving dinner.

     If you still have a hole or two on your menu, check out our
weekend postings or go directly to the “Food & Wine Recipes”
archives. There, you’ll find recipes for a great side dish (Acorn
Squash With Apple-Raisin Stuffing) and a wonderful dessert (Pumpkin
Cheesecake Tarts).

     Both are tasty alternatives to the same-old same-old dishes.
(Really, will anyone miss the green bean casserole if you substitute…

Posted in Editor's Journal
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