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Citinerary: Chef John Wipfli, The Minnesota Spoon

I had the pleasure of meeting Jon while he was in charge of a beautiful oyster platter at a local store’s holiday event last December. He was opening his oysters presented on a large crushed ice bed with such délicatesse and simplicity that Arthur (my husband) and I headed towards him right away. 646 more words


Westside Wine Trail's Newest Winery

En route to Kelowna last week, after my stop at Evolve Cellars, I popped into see what’s happening with The Hatch, located next door to… 643 more words

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Coffee Pot Cellars: How to Grade Wine July 12, 2015


“So, the way to grade a wine is this:  you bring the bottle to a party.  At the end of the night you look to see—if the bottle is empty, it was good.  1,064 more words


BBQ fun: Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec and blends from $10 to $19

Retailers, merchants, supermarkets in some states and big box stores can be good browsing territories when looking for good values for summer barbecue fun. You can find cheaper wines, of course, but you can’t always distinguish the varietal in the aroma or flavor; most have a soft, flabby sameness. 419 more words


Maryland Has Some Great Ones

This is part two of my recap of the events at the Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival. For all the fun of part… 603 more words


Cosentino 'The Poet' Meritage 2012

I picked this bottle up at the Napa tasting room, where I joined the club and indulged in tasting just about everything they had.  I really enjoy the wines from this winery, they suit my style, budget and usually have enough unique character to set them apart from the thousands of others in the valley.   139 more words


Alexander Valley Vineyard Wine Club Reserve 2012

Next in my tasting series from Alexander Valley Vineyard is this gem.  45% Cab Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Merlot makes this a Meritage in anyone’s books.   94 more words