That’s exactly how I felt the night I had the opportunity to try my first 1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. We had plans for great sushi at Shinsei and planned to catch up with some friends that we hadn’t seen most of the Summer. Because our friend’s husband was …read more
So, like, what is this stuff, anyway?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and …read more
by Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines (Seven Artisans, Sly Dog Cellars, Red Côte)
While going through my posts for the week, I came across this one from SVB On Wine:
Oversupply and a Bubble Forming. Now What?
While the gist of the post is how to deal with a situation of …read more
Invited by the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina and the Government of Mendoza, through the Ministries of Tourism and Culture, Mikhail Baryshnikov –Misha, as he prefers to be called- visited the malbec´s worldwide capital to taste several wines and enjoy Argentinean flavors. He confessed to be a great soccer …read more
As we get more science on exactly who we are and where we came from via DNA mapping, we often find out we aren’t who we think we are. In my case, I found out I am 51.6% Italian. I also found out I have a small percentage of East …read more
I mentioned the new ramen pop-up, Ramen Gaijin, recently but hadn’t actually experienced it first-hand yet. However..last Monday, I got access to the kitchen, where Chefs Moishe Hahn-Schuman and Matthew Williams were prepping for that evening’s sold-out dinner.
It’s a whirlwind, with trays of buckwheat noodles, pork belly and miso in …read more
The Adelaide artist Hossein Valamanesh yesterday opened Syria Lost, an exhibition of huge black and white photographs by Bryan Dawe, Sandra Elms and Tony Kearney at the Rosemount Cellars on Chaffey’s Road, McLaren Vale. The big square works are haunting images made during their tour of Syria immediately before the …read more
Thanks to everyone for being here this week. It’s been a pretty rough summer.
I hope you have a great Labor Day and drink something swell.
MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV, A NEW ARGENTINEAN WINE AND TOURISM AMBASSADOR
Invited by the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina and the Government of Mendoza, through the Ministries of Tourism and Culture, Mikhail Baryshnikov –Misha, as he prefers to be called- visited the malbec´s worldwide capital to taste several wines and enjoy …read more
The wine you buy in America goes through a number of hands before it gets into yours. This system is called the 3-Tier System and it’s starting to corrode.
What Is The Three Tier System?
Each step on the 3-Tier System for alcohol distribution in America increases …read more