January 2009 Blog Posts (12)

The Languedoc - By Andrew Jefford (Wine Society newsletter 2008)

(c/o www.AndrewJefford.com)



Stones, wind, silence.



I remember dusk in the Corbières, standing by a road on the way to Embres et Castelmaure, looking out into the geological scrapyard of crags and boulders. The scene was as lonely as Arizona: no car would be through before morning. You could smell the night coming on, though, as the warm air moved down to the sea, freighted with the odour of tough, oily little plants.



I… Continue

Added by Rob Dougan on January 29, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Organic wine & food matching: Gemtree Shiraz & Korean style barbecued shortribs

Randy Caparoso is an award winning wine professional and journalist, living in Denver, Colorado. For a free subscription to Randy's Organic Wine Match of the Day, visit the… Continue

Added by Randy Caparoso on January 29, 2009 at 10:28am — No Comments

Story of La Peira (Terrasses du Larzac)

La Peira Case Lid







Recently I came across a quote from Andrew Jefford's The New France (probably the most comprehensive book about French wine and certainly most the beautifuly written):

"The aim of French AOC wine law is to lend a sensual print to rock, stone, slope, and sky,"

It had been typed into a mobile phone somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, letter by letter, and…

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Added by Rob Dougan on January 22, 2009 at 11:16am — No Comments

Organic wine match of the day: Maysara Jamsheed Pinot Noir & Szechuan baby back ribs

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When Oregon’s “Papa Pinot,” the recently departed David Lett of Eyrie Vineyards, planted his first vineyard… Continue

Added by Randy Caparoso on January 20, 2009 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Organic wine match of the day: Del Bondio Chardonnay & fish in beurre blanc

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One Riesling producer has called it the “Vintichrist… a symbol of our degeneration into cholesterol-infused mania.” The New York Times has always been faintly damning, calling it “ubiquitous and brassy,” and understandingly appealing to the “generation raised on… Continue

Added by Randy Caparoso on January 13, 2009 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Still Employed

I am starting my third year with the job I got from using www . wine and hospitality jobs . com...

I enjoy my current job because it allows me to pursue my career objoctives.

If I ever get to own a restaurant in Chicago, I will be docking my

commercial fishing boat in Ballard Washington.

Yo Hacer Una Cucina Eusted Puedo

Limpio Con Una

Manguera...

Tell Donny

Rico Sez

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Added by Rick Ehrlich on January 9, 2009 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Materella Winery

For a couple years we've been negligent in not visiting

Materella Winery, located just north of Warrenton Virginia. Luckily business brought us to the region and we allocated a few hours to visit this boutique winery. Kate Marterella first planted… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on January 9, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Grape geeks pair up to create wine consulting group.

By Bobby Tanzilo

Managing Editor OnMilwaukee.com



Published Dec. 18, 2008 at 2:39 p.m.



Every day, it seems that Brew City folks pop more and more corks. And Milwaukee's growing passion for wine owes a lot to some passionate folks who work hard to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the grape and its bounty.



Two of those people are Toni Johnson, a former sommelier at Lake Park Bistro, and Nate Norfolk, who cut his teeth in the business working in retail… Continue

Added by Toni Johnson on January 9, 2009 at 10:50am — No Comments

Organic Wine Match of the Day: Ceàgo Merlot & chicken paprikas

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Despite what that fellow Miles might have said about it, there is still a very good reason why you should drink ultra-premium California Merlot, which is the same reason why some of the state’s most prestigious winemakers – like Bruce Neyers and Selene’s Mia… Continue

Added by Randy Caparoso on January 8, 2009 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

Organic wine match of the day: Meinklang Grüner Veltliner & Fish in East/West Vinaigrettes

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The first time I read about Austria’s Grüner Veltliner, it meant nothing to me as a white wine grape. I did, however, think it might make a good name for German punk rock group; banging out something like I Will Survive in German, two beats behind a messed-up ska, but in half the… Continue

Added by Randy Caparoso on January 6, 2009 at 11:50am — No Comments

Stone Villa Wine Cellars

During another trip to Seven Springs, we visited the closest winery from the West, Stone Villa Wine Cellars. The winery is a short 20 minute drive from the resort and is a nice alternative when the legs get tired or the lift lines too long. Stone Villa… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on January 6, 2009 at 6:51am — No Comments

Organic Wine Match of the Day: Thévenet Morgon & Eggs In Balsamic Butter

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Ah, 2009… I’m already feelin’ it. Maybe it’s because of the wine and meal I had yesterday, when I was still feeling the previous day’s bloated repasts, nevertheless in need of sustenance, physically and spiritually: a Beaujolais with eggs in… Continue

Added by Randy Caparoso on January 2, 2009 at 8:18am — No Comments

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