February 2009 Blog Posts (17)

Where's the healthy food on kids menus?

The other day a little note on one of the many e-newsletters I get caught my eye. The headline read "Even Top Chefs Have Picky Kids". As a menu consultant, the final resolution of a kids menu has always been the hardest part of my job. I've always believed kids will, and do, want to eat what they see adults eating. Somehow, somewhere we (restaurateurs and Chefs) got way off track and have relegated the tots to a choice of fried chicken fingers, mac & cheese, burgers and grilled cheese… Continue

Added by Tobie Nidetz on February 27, 2009 at 1:17pm — 2 Comments

Time for a Reality Check?

I keep forgetting to post here that I haven't stopped blogging on this site, I've just moved my blogging to here:



http://blogs.wineandhospitalitynetwork.com/index.php/connecting/



I think one of the most important things we can remember as human beings is that each of us has our own reality, our own way of seeing the world. Most of us cling very tightly to our views unless something comes along to shake us to the core, like the current saggy economy. For better or worse we… Continue

Added by Melissa Balmer on February 27, 2009 at 8:23am — No Comments

Organic wine & food matching: Domaine Tempier Bandol & smoked pulled pork

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 February 26, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Two D'État

An Interview with the CEO of Wine 2.0.

Wine. Technology. They're industries that aren't normally associated with one another in casual conversation. After all, they do tend to attract people with respectively different mindsets and values: one with its artisanal passion for craftsmanship, the other with its methodical drive for development. But with their common tendency towards creativity, the two unlikeliest of bedfellows have come… Continue

Added by Nikitas Magel on February 24, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Organic wine & food matching: Ca' del Solo Muscat & Dong steamed whole fish

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 February 22, 2009 at 6:33pm — No Comments

We’re not trying to save the world. Just a little piece of it...



Harvest 05 Film | Last day | Mourvedre | La Peira | Terrasses du Larzac near Aniane

Wine: Las Flors de la Peira



Our Region: Site of the first planted vineyard (as we know it today) in France a couple

of hundred years before the birth of Christ. Oldest viticultural region in France.



Taken a bit of a beating since then...



Site today of so many domaines putting their heart and soul into make brilliant wine.



There's a… Continue

Added by Rob Dougan on February 22, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Garden in Geyserville

An Interview of Garden Creek Winery

When we think of a garden, we're likely to imagine a small plot of land that's meticulously tended to and lovingly cared for — a testament, really, to the connection between person and plant. Albeit on a slightly larger scale, it's with similar attention to detail and devotion to nurturing that Karin and Justin Miller look after their own garden: the vineyards of Alexander Valley's Garden Creek Ranch and… Continue

Added by Nikitas Magel on February 21, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Organic Wine & Food Matching: Domaine Carneros & Authentic Hawaiian Poke

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 February 20, 2009 at 8:55pm — No Comments

The hidden Sonoma Valley wineries

Added by James Marshall Berry on February 15, 2009 at 8:11pm — No Comments

FLAVORS OF WINE

Many seemingly improbable descriptions of the aroma or taste of wine actually have a scientific basis: Identical chemical compounds are found in certain wines and the items with which they are compared. Do no worry if these associations don't suggest themselves to you: they are meant simply as handles to build your experience and heighten your pleasure in drinking wine.Hope this helps in your wine tasting adventures!





PEACH AND APRICOT: Suggest New World Chardonnay (as does… Continue

Added by Dale Rossi on February 13, 2009 at 2:05pm — No Comments

How to read a Wine Label

Ok, so you are at your local store or wine shop...you zero in on your varietal only to be staring at this sea of wines, and you grab the one that has the prettiest or coolest label. You get home...you're excited..can't wait...mouth is watering.. the anticipation is killing you. You open it....you swirl....you smell.....you sip! Ahh! jeeze this is not what I wanted, you slump in disappointment! Did you know that there are indicators on a label that can tell you some of the characteristics of the… Continue

Added by Dale Rossi on February 11, 2009 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Hudson Valley Wine Competition - 2009

Please go to http://tinyurl.com/ajzmfx to view the press release on the 2009 Hudson Valley Wine Competition to be held April 25th, 2009

Added by Debbie Gioquindo on February 9, 2009 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Organic wine & food match: Marcel Deiss & saffroned chicken biryani

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 February 8, 2009 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Wine in the Grand Tetons,Wy...yes it's true

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...So you're in Grand Teton National Park, you've been there a 5 days, camping, hiking, fishing, eating out is good but a bit of a drive to town.... so you cook over a campstove and think a nice wine would be great!

All you do now is pull into a place called Moose ( it's at the entrance to G.T. park) to get gas and of course, there's a market and a place that sells wine..?...oh really... you think, Let's just see about… Continue

Added by Judith V. on February 8, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Organic wine & food matching: Paul Dolan Zinfandel & Memphis dry rub barbecue pork

Randy Caparoso is a longtime wine journalist and restaurant wine professional, living in Denver, Colorado. For a free subscription to his daily Organic Wine Match of the Day, visit Denver Wine Examiner.



The first two things I need to tell you about… Continue

Added by Randy Caparoso on February 4, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Job networking

I was recently let go from Kirkland Ranch Winery. They closed the business , Winery is open with Kirkland family working only.

Added by Ruth Dennis on February 4, 2009 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Organic wine & food matching: Vertvs Tempranillo & Hawaiian beef stew

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 February 1, 2009 at 12:38pm — No Comments

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