We generally understand legs to be the things that hold up tables and karate kick bad guys and take us from place to place, usually by helping us operate the gas pedal. But occasionally a new meaning to the word is introduced and suddenly everyone’s confused. Yes, wine legs are a thing. But what are they?
Rhone is a southern French wine region that is centered on the Rhine River. It is usually split into north and south sub-regions that differ both geographically and stylistically in the manner of making wine.
Wine festivals are popping up all over America and many of them are for charities. Here’s a review of one local event that serves as a shining example for those who would like to start a similar endeavor in theirs.
As much as I’d love my kids to eat kale and quinoa with free-range roasted chicken for lunch, (of course prepared by someone else who has time for that), and as much as I’d like to pretend they aren’t very picky…my two toddlers like and eat classic kid fare. Of course, in the spirit of mom-guilt, I try to healthify their lunches and include AT LEAST a vegetable or a fruit or both and source their food well. But let’s face it, moms and dads: sometimes chicken nuggets are the only thing they are going to eat.
Every inch of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars—from the vineyards to the winery—was conceived with the notion of reflecting the values and spirit of Lynn Penner-Ash and her husband Ron: elegant and earthy, structured and thoughtful, transparent and connected. In the last 15 years, their winery has grown from 125 cases of wine to more than 9,000. We had the chance to speak to this winemaking vet with more than 30 years of wine to her name.
Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be about expensive gifts. Sometimes it’s the simple things made with love that can make a day super special. Save the spa date or walk around the lake for later in the day. This year, start her day (or ask your man to start your day) with these charming cupcakes and everyone’s favorite fruit-laden beverage, sangria. (Cake for breakfast is divine, you really must try it.)
Cabernet Sauvignon is the Marie Antoinette of red wines—rich, complicated, and the one everyone remembers. This favored child of the wine world is rich and plummy, often with notes of spice and black cherry. Get the low down on the wine from Doniree.
Gewürztraminer is one of the most famous clonal mutations of one of the oldest known grapes, Sauvignon. Sauvignon, which means “wild,” is an ancient French varietal whose origin is a mystery. It may have actually been one of the first wild grapes ever cultivated. Siblings to Gewürztraminer are Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Rosé. A clonal mutation is an offshoot that has spontaneously and naturally changed from its parent vine and developed consistent and ongoing characteristics that carry through future generations.
It’s Friday and what better time is there to crack open a nice can of food for the pup…and join in the feast!
With the weather warming up it’s a sign that it’s time to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the onset of spring with friends. For a get together with a difference, why not hold a wine-tasting party? This type of party is easy to organise, incredibly fun and light-hearted.
Maneuvering the challenges of winemaking in Virginia to create traditional French style wines, former photographer Rachel Stinson is a young winemaker working with her parents at their family-owned vineyard. The work is paying off. Their 2012 rosé was just named to International Wine Review's Top 20 rosés.
You may be asking yourself what to get Mom for Mother’s Day. If she is a wine enthusiast with a creative soul or a sharing spirit, here are a few fun and economically friendly ideas to consider. Even if she isn’t much of a drinker, these ideas will aid her entertaining spirit and may be the centerpiece of the day that celebrates her fun loving, social centered, conversational side.
Put your knickers on and let out a yodel from the heart for this Swiss Pear Almond Tart. Recommended for breakfast this morning. The wine, too.
Do you love food truck food and wine? Live in the Denver area? Here's a fun event you might want to be a part of (hint: if you volunteer, you'll get free membership into the wine club!).
Verdejo is little-known in the United States, even though we are one of the very few places outside of Spain that actually has a planting of this aromatic white wine grape. Named after the green color of the grape, Verdejo likely originated in North Africa and travelled to Spain with the Moors. Traditionally used to make fortified wines, known as Palido and Dorado, Verdejo has gained new life and a fresher more lively style thanks to Spanish vintner Marques de Riscal who saw the potential for dry white wines from the Rueda.
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From Chef David Gutowski comes this trifecta of lamb dinner perfection. Seared lamb loins, ramp pesto and manchego potato cakes. A gourmet dinner that looks and tastes superb.
There is a move among the up-and-coming, conscientious chefs among us; an undertaking toward more responsible stewardship of resources in food preparation and service. Chef David Gutowski is in this league. From Peekskill, New York, David is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.
Applying dog logic to life, Brenda and Chris Lynch share their passion for animal rescue and good wine.
Restaurants and bars are trying to guess your wine preference. Are you a by-the-glass type of person, do you prefer the I-can't-make-up-my-mind approach and go the flight route, or are you an all-in wine drinker and purchase whole bottles? Perhaps not surprisingly, younger peeps tend to prefer little tastes of many wines over many tastes of one.
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