Monthly Archives: May 2014

What You Can’t See Can Make a Big Difference in Wine Quality

In Chile, one of the key factors in the growing of quality winegrapes and the crafting of fine wines cannot be seen. The cool sea air in Chile is partially blocked by the Coastal Mountains, although it finds its way

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

The Last Vestige of Winemaking in L.A.

California’s wine tradition began with the Franciscan fathers of the early Spanish missions. In 1833, French winemaker Jean-Louis Vignes brought the first European vines from his native Bordeaux, and planted them in downtown Los Angeles. There, he also built a

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

You Can Bank on This Bacon-Focused Recipe

In yesterday’s blog, we focused on the bacon craze that is sweeping the nation, and offered a few “swine-pairing” ideas. Today, we share a recipe for a tasty dish that includes bacon as a main ingredient. What kind of wine

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Swine Pairing: What to Pour With Bacon-Infused Dishes

We’ve been wrapping slices of bacon around filet mignon steaks for eons. The practice was started to lend flavor and prevent the steak from drying out during cooking, because this particular cut of beef has low levels of marbling or

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes
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