Monthly Archives: April 2013

Abundant Wine Choices for Shrimp Scampi

Yesterday was National Shrimp Scampi Day… but everyday’s a good day for a good Shrimp Scampi dish. This recipe yields 2 servings, and the dish pairs nicely with Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris and Chenin Blanc.

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Have You Had Your Shrimp Scampi Today?

I honestly don’t know where some of these “official food days” come from… but I really don’t care. Most provide an excuse for getting in the kitchen and trying a new recipe, or perhaps adding a new twist to an

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Rex Hill’s Renewed Dedication to Sustainability

All this week, in recognition of Earth Day on Monday, we’ve been looking at how various wineries are contributing to a more sustainable planet—a topic that’s kind of important, considering we live on the planet in question. We began in

Posted in Wine and the Environment

One Winery’s Dedication to a Cape Floral Region

Some winery owners make the decision to “protect the land” because it’s good business. And there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as the ultimate results are good for the environment. Most vintners, however, understand that a more “healthy” environment

Posted in Wine and the Environment

Why Beckmen Vineyards Went Biodynamic

As we continue our week-long look at wineries that take their stewardship of the land seriously, let’s visit a vineyard in California’s Santa Barbara County that has been farmed biodynamically since 2006. It is the Purisima Mountain Vineyard of Beckmen

Posted in Wine and the Environment

Stone Edge Farm: Help For and From Nature

All this week, in recognition of Earth Day, we’re devoting our blog to wineries that are taking steps to protect the land and the climate for future generations. Yesterday, we began with a look at the organic practices embraced by

Posted in Wine and the Environment

Lemelson Vineyards’ Organic Approach

Unless you’ve unplugged your television set and radio… and turned off your cell phone, iPad and other electronic devices… and still have your calendar turned to March… you know that today is Earth Day. It’s the one day out of the

Posted in Wine and the Environment

The Wentes: Another Wine Family That Gives Back

In yesterday’s blog we told you about the 100th birthday toast planned for legendary vintner California Robert Mondavi this June. What we didn’t mention was that Mondavi, who was an acclaimed winemaker, also was quite a philanthropist. Asthis story details, he was among

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

2-Month Notice: A Toast to Mondavi’s Centennial

Robert Mondavi believed in the health benefits of drinking wine, and it was tough to argue with his stance on the subject considering he lived to within one month of 95 years. Like George Burns, he had hoped to reach

Posted in Editor's Journal

California Wineries Embrace Energy Efficiency

What could Pacific Gas & Electric, the giant utility that provides electricity and natural gas to Californians from Bakersfield to just south of the Oregon border, possibly have in common with theCalifornia Sustainable Winegrowing Program? Actually, quite a lot.

Posted in Wine and the Environment
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