Monthly Archives: January 2016

Twist and Shout: The Great Screw Cap Debate

Q Is a wine sealed with a screw cap inferior to a wine sealed with a cork? A It depends entirely on the wine. Screw caps have been around since the 1950s, when they were used primarily to seal cheap

Posted in Wine FAQ

Wine Bar Brunch: Give Ampersand an Exclamation Mark!

Countless restaurants host weekly brunches — typically on the weekends, and often restricted to Sundays — when they offer extensive buffets or otherwise expand their menus with an array of creative dishes. Most of those brunches serve sparkling wine-based beverages

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Fascinating Winery Facts from Wines Vines Analytics

Back when I was a cub reporter for my hometown newspaper, covering high school baseball and football on the weekends, I knew that I was a “Figure Filbert.” That’s the nickname that was given to Ernest Lanigan, a reporter of

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Preparing for the Super Bowl Celebration

Never in a million years did I think the Denver Broncos would be able to beat the New England Patriots in Sunday’s NFC Championship game, even though the Broncos were playing at home. I just figured that at these points

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Posted in Editor's Journal

New City Winery Venue Coming to Atlanta

Near the end of my 10-year stint in Chicago, working as an editor and writer for a century-old sports publishing company, I had the opportunity to attend a concert at a venue called City Winery. It was a fun evening.

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Your Ticket to a Napa Valley ‘Wine Experience’

Life is about not just about people or places or things, but their sum total. In a word: experiences. That’s why, in the name of experiential marketing, some wineries no longer simply put their latest wares up for sale; they

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Raising a Glass to Glenn Frey

I love music, and when I was finishing up high school, the Eagles were just beginning to really catch fire. In 1975, when I was a junior at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, California, the Eagles were starting

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5 Fascinating Facts About French Wine

The French are amazingly resilient people, an assertion underscored in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris last November. I happened to be covering an important global bowling tournament, the QubicaAMF World Cup in Las Vegas, for Bowlers Journal

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Posted in Wine in the Glass

Pinot Grigio-Infused Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce

We know there’s nothing like a good combination of wine and food so we’d like to suggest a tasty dish that pairs beautifully with Pinot Grigio. This recipe yields 4 servings. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 boneless pork

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

A Visit to One of the World’s Great Chocolate Makers

In the world of chocolate, a handful of producers stand out as true master chocolatiers. One of them is Switzerland-based Lindt, which produces fine chocolates that often are described with words similar to those used to describe fine wines. It

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Posted in Vinesse Style
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