The Passover Seder is filled with rich tradition, including traditional foods but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a culinary experience. The meal calls for four cups of wine. And they don’t all have to be Manischewitz! If you haven’t taken the time to explore the growing options for Kosher wine, you might be surprised […]
This new wine from venerable Champagne house Nicolas Feuillatte has got us giddy. The winery, known for it’s voluptuous, collectable line of Champagnes has released something fun, fresh and and relatively affordable. A blushing pink Champagne, it’s smooth style and easy sweetness make it a great choice for weddings and bridal showers. It is definitely a […]
by Amy Reiley In 2012, boutique, American wine making will collide with pop culture—or, at least Disney-owned television. Yes, I’m talking about the phenomenon known as Ben the Bachelor. Until last year, Benjamin Flajnik was best known as the handsome, young partner in Envolve Winery (formerly Evolve Winery), a tiny operation founded in 2008 on youthful […]
The resurgence of absinthe in america Made popular during the late nineteenth century, absinthe was the aphrodisiac of La Belle Epoque. It was portrayed as a psychoaddictive drug and was banned from most Western nations about 1915. So why, then, can you walk into any well-stocked liquor store and buy yourself what has been known […]
a tasting of double gold winners from the 2010 world spirits awards by amy reiley Normally, I keep my critiques to wine. But I recently had a chance to taste a selection of the double gold winners from the 2010 World Spirits Competition. Here are some of my picks from the competition, all of which […]
by amy reiley June 2009 When the two men who brought us American Idol first announced that their next project would not be for Fox, ABC or even MTV, but for the Paso Robles wine industry, the food and wine world paused. Did these gentlemen realize that wine is about farming, not viewership? Do they […]
It is rather funny how much Americans love to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. South of the Border, the fifth of May is basically considered a regional celebration, reserved for the residents of the state of Puebla. (Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of victory over the French military at the Battle of Puebla). And what […]
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