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  • Hidden pockets of Burgundy that yield great wine values

     Hidden pockets of Burgundy that yield great wine values
    Back when I was a lad, selling wine as a merchant, the most popular white Burgundy was the unpronounceable Pouilly-Fuisse. I most often heard requests for "Polly Foosay." Why a wine was so sought after whose name was difficult to say remains odd to me....
  • For food of a region, drink wine of the region

     For food of a region, drink wine of the region
    This recipe is what the Poles would call bigos or kapusta (the former thicker than the latter's soupier texture), or what those who live in Alsace, France, would name their famed choucroute garnie — or close enough. (Many more pork cuts in a...
  • Viognier rides wave of record vineyard growth into your glass

     Viognier rides wave of record vineyard growth into your glass
    In the beginning, wine was like ice cream; there was only chocolate and vanilla — aka cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. When people wanted a red wine, they asked for cabernet. When they wanted white wine, for chardonnay. This lasted for years....
  • With 'Sonoma Coast' on label, hard to tell what's inside

     With 'Sonoma Coast' on label, hard to tell what's inside
    The entire reason for a wine's appellation, or the name of the place where the grapes are grown that make the wine, is to tell you what kind of wine it is. The name may be significant because it is narrow and tells a lot; "Napa Valley" certainly is....
  • Everyday wines of Alsace

    Everyday wines of Alsace
    One way to look at Alsace wines is through a glass filled with one of the region's eau de vie, the clearer-than-water distillate of any of a number of fruits such as raspberry (framboise) or cherry (kirsch). You'd be hard pressed to find another...
  • Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux

     Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux
    Many of the world's enduringly favored wines are blends of grape varieties. Red Rioja, Cotes du Rhone, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Chateauneuf du Pape, port, the GSM (grenache, syrah, mourvedre) blends of Australia — the list is long. But no...
  • Veneto awash in prestigious wines

    Veneto awash in prestigious wines
    Veneto, land of the V's. This region in Italy's northeast — of the 20 regions that make up the country, its most prolific winemaker — has a lock on the 22nd letter of the alphabet, beginning with the beginning of its own name. A third of...
  • Wines that elevate Thanksgiving leftovers

     Wines that elevate Thanksgiving leftovers
    Leftover food, especially home-cooked meals, will be much around these next two months. Some people I know cook more than they will need for however many people they're hosting for Thanksgiving dinner just so they will have buckets of leftovers. I've...
  • New Mediterranean restaurant puts modern twist on old world food

    New Mediterranean restaurant puts modern twist on old world food
    Can't afford a Mediterranean cruise? That's OK. Neither can I. Fortunately, Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar is serving tasty creations from Greece, Tunisia and other countries bordering the picturesque sea beginning today at the former site of Mangos Coastal...
  • Wines for simple grilled pork tenderloin

    Wines for simple grilled pork tenderloin
    It's always nice to have wines around that are flexible with various dishes; that way, you needn't fret over assuring you've stocked the "right wine" for a particular preparation. Looked at another way, it's even better to have recipes that are flexible...
  • Lunch at Be Our Guest, a new Fantasyland restaurant in Orlando

    Lunch at Be Our Guest, a new Fantasyland restaurant in Orlando
    With this week's opening of the new Fantasyland, dining options have expanded for guests at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park. Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and well-coiffed French eatery based on the animated movie "Beauty and...