August 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Damiani Wine Cellars Meritage 2008

Last year I reviewed the Damiani Wine Cellars '07 Meritage and later picked that wine in a poll to win top honors at the New York Wine and Food Classics's annual competition. The Governors Cup was won by an outstanding Riesling, but the Damiani Meritage won double gold medals for the best vinifera red blend. So, when I found the 2008 Meritage at the recent Finger Lakes Riesling Festival I couldn't wait to get a bottle home and at least compare against my notes from last year. What I found was… Continue

Added by Joe Suzadail on August 29, 2010 at 6:06pm — No Comments

A new issue of our wine newsletter is out: BKWine Brief 85

We've just published a new issue of our free wine newsletter, the BKWine Brief. You can read it all - and subscribe for free - on this page: http://www.bkwine.com/bkwine_brief/bkwine_brief.htm

Added by Per Karlsson on August 29, 2010 at 5:18am — No Comments

Cruising in Adams County Pennsylvania

For the past couple years we've been following the Skyla Burrell Blues Band - seen them in Florida and Baltimore - but never at a regular stop in their touring schedule:… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on August 29, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Top Chef contestant leads food and Wine Trip to Austria

Chef Kevin Gillespie

MARCH 24TH-31ST, 2011
Vienna with an amazing day in Budapest
Join Chef Kevin on a culinary journey into the incredible
food and wine regions of Austria. You will travel to Vienna…
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Added by Tammy Zacks on August 22, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

New eatery Fresh by Lisa Hemenway

Just want to give the Wine professionals a heads up and look for opportunities to collaborate.



I’m doing marketing/PR/social media for Fresh by Lisa Hemenway, the newest eatery in Santa Rosa. We’re beginning to put together a calendar of events and would welcome working with you.



Lisa Hemenway is a world-renown chef/restaurateur protégé of John Ash in the 70’s/ early 80’s. She launched several 4-star-rated restaurants in the 80’s and 90’s as well as touring the world teaching… Continue

Added by Jenifer Levini on August 22, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

MyJoogTV:Uncle Dave Huber @ Black Ankle Vineyards

Last night we filmed our third episode of MyJoogTV, where we pair musicians with makers of wine, beer, and spirits. This show featured Ed Boyce, co-owner of Black Ankle Vineyards in a discussion of wine and… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on August 21, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Wireless Communication Technology Improves Guest Service in Hotels





Since the 1800s, when hotels first began their focus in first class service, effective communications between staff members has been an integral part of ensuring guest satisfaction. In today's highly competitive hospitality environment, the need for instant communication is even more intense, whether it’s quickly sending towels to a guest’s room, or ensuring catering arrives at the correct time. After all, memorable quality guest service can… Continue

Added by Crystal T on August 20, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sunset Hills Vineyard: Cabernet Franc Tasting

Yesterday I escaped the suburbs for a taste of wine in Loudoun wine country by visiting Sunset Hills Vineyard. I had intended to sample some wine along with our friend, Jim Corcoran from neighboring… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on August 16, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

New Brewery in Northern Virginia: Mad Fox Brewing Company

We've always lamented the lack of brewpubs in Northern Virginia. Yes there are a few, but with traffic, they might as well be two states away. However, that situation was alleviated this July with the opening of Mad Fox Brewing… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on August 14, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Seven ways to find the best wines on a restaurant wine list

I judge wine lists harshly. Most of the time there are too many chardonnays, not enough Rieslings, few stellar inexpensive wines by the glass, no descriptions, and not much passion in the selections. No list is perfect, but getting around the fluff is an art.



1) Beware the "house wine." Often,… Continue

Added by Taylor Eason on August 13, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

VINEYARDS SKIING

OENOSKI
COMES FROM THE PASSION TO THE MOUNTAINS AND SKIING,
COMBINED WITH PASSION TO THE CULTURE OF WINE.


THAT’S ALL...

VINEYARDS SKIING

Added by Adam Stankiewicz on August 11, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

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