June 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Big Bear Brewing Company; Coral Springs, Florida

While returning from the Keys we took a slight detour to Coral Springs in order to sample the many beers produced by the Big Bear Brewing Company. Greg Wentworth opened the brewpub almost fifteen years ago and named the facility after the… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on June 26, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Chip Off the Old Block

A piece from my wine blog: iWINEO



Grape vines can live a very long lifespan – Australia does boast some of the world’s oldest grape vines. This is owing to disease including phylloxera that swept through Europe in the 1800′s. There are vines

still producing in South Australia that were known to be planted in the

1860′s. Thus, with tender love and care, grape vines will live…

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Added by Rhiannon Stevens on June 18, 2010 at 6:03pm — No Comments

A Visit to the Okanagan- Chocolate and Wine Pairings!

chocolate As weddings are getting under way this summer, it is a good idea to keep in mind what wine will work best with chocolate. If you are planning a dessert buffet then make sure to have some wine that compliment this choice. If you are planning on giving chocolates away in gift boxes then why not add a couple of wine facts of which wine to serve with the chocolate and add a personal note. If you are serving a decandent chocolate cake, a rich brownie or a truffle then you need to serve… Continue

Added by Brenda Phillips on June 17, 2010 at 10:20am — No Comments

Schnebly Redland's Winery - Homestead, Florida

While planning a trip to the Keys, we noticed that one of our favorite south Florida blues bands, IKO-IKO, was scheduled at America's southernmost continental winery, Schnebly… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on June 8, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Praying for salvation: when will we be rid of stinky corks?



Originally published in Sommelier Journal (January 2010):



The fall of 2009 was not a particularly kind on my longtime love/hate relationship with natural corks. It started with attendance an East Coast wine festival, where I was asked to judge 24 chardonnays. Two of them are badly… Continue

Added by Randy Caparoso on June 2, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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