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McCall’s Winery: Here’s the Beef July 21, 2018

http://mccallwines.com/

Why the reference to beef?  Because in addition to running a winery, the McCalls also raise Charolais cattle, and sell their grass-fed meat at the winery when it is available. 797 more words

Tasting

Tuscany. Fine wine and food on the Medici's trail

The Grand Dukes of Tuscany, the powerful Medici family, who ruled Florence and much of current Tuscan territory from XV to XVIII century, used to flee from Florence to the surrounding hills to escape the summer heat. 676 more words

Europe

"Wine-tasting or That Old Evil Called Love"

Two people, one a man the other a woman, were having a drink in a hotel in the South of England surrounded by vineyards.  He’d seen her drinking alone and looking nice, tall, slim, brunette, attractive, so he’d positioned himself at the bar where she could see him and ordered a chardonnay.   1,129 more words

JULY ICC TASTING NOTES - ALSACE, UNUSUAL SUSPECTS!

On Thursday 19th July the ICC group met for the last Tasting of this season. This time we visited Alsace. It’s about 9 years since the group tasted an entirely Alsace selection, although frequently Alsace Rieslings, Gewürztraminers or Pinot Gris have appeared in varietal comparisons. 542 more words

Wine

The Next Napa: Food, Wine, & Mountains in Mendoza

As we’re getting off the plane, a stewardess announces that it is the International Day of Malbec, the wine Argentina–and Mendoza in particular–is known for. She tells the passengers aboard the plane that we will receive one small bottle of wine free-of-charge. 978 more words

Benziger Family Winery / Imagery Estate Winery

2018-08-22

Introduction

To get a mention in the Oxford Companion to Wine, World Atlas of Wines and the Wine Bible, which are the 3 of the authoritative books on the subject of wines, Benziger Family Winery (Imagery Estate, its sister winery) must be doing something right. 524 more words

A Visit to Bowman Cellars

What’s a better way to spend a Saturday than sipping a delicious rosé? Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Bowman Cellars during their guest chef pop-up. 266 more words

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