Added by Lisa Englert on January 29, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments
PITTSBORO, NC — Mead, that drink of Viking saga and medieval verse, is making a comeback. But this ain't your ancestors' honey wine.
"It's not just for the Renaissance fair anymore," says Becky Starr, co-owner of Starrlight Mead, which recently opened in an old woven label mill in Pittsboro.
In fact, this most ancient of alcoholic libations hasn't been this hot since Beowulf slew Grendel's dam and Geoffrey Chaucer fell in with the Canterbury pilgrims at the…
Added by Lisa Englert on January 28, 2011 at 8:02pm — No Comments
This appeared in last Sunday's Parade Magazine. I found these to be practical and witty tips for raising your glass with style, and thought I'd share them here in case you missed the post. They're provided courtesy of Jon Lovett, a White House speechwriter and winner of the "Funniest Celebrity in…Continue
Added by Lisa Englert on January 25, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments
Added by Lisa Englert on January 21, 2011 at 7:23am — No Comments
The owners of a winery estate that lies on the cusp of the Willamette Valley and southern Oregon came to us recently with a unique proposition: Help them sell the winery by running a link to their sales video. Turns out to be one of the oldest wineries in Oregon, in a sprawling, secluded property with…Continue
Added by Jim Gullo on January 13, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
As reported by Greg Cox, restaurant critic for Raleigh's News & Observer, it's that time of the year again when "experts" (quotation marks optional, depending on whether you agree with them) of all stripes make their predictions about coming trends.
Let's take a peek into the crystal ball of the National Restaurant Association, which recently surveyed more than 1,500 chefs nationwide, and published the results as the association's Top 20 Trends for 2011. …
Added by Lisa Englert on January 9, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments