Month: July 2011

Pinot Blanc.
Wine

Pinot Blanc.

Pinot Blanc The Pinot family of grapes is large (Pinot Blanc a.k.a Clevner in Alsace, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris a.k.a Pinot Beurot, Pinot Noir) and most of its species tend to be unstable. Many tend to mutate Pinot Noir being the most notable. Pinot Blanc is a mutation of Pinot […]

Sauvignon Blanc.
Wine

Sauvignon Blanc.

Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc, one of the most versatile grapes, comes in many guises and from many regions. It can be an aperitif, light, sharp and refreshing. It can also be an excellent dinner accompaniment with good body and lovely texture or it can be blended with a variety of […]

Book review: Tasting the Good Life.
Book Reviews

Book review: Tasting the Good Life.

Without a doubt, California’s Napa valley is the most famous of all wine producing regions in the U.S.A. This relatively small valley is home to 400 plus wineries that produce and market millions of cases high-end white and red wines. Scientists have studied the valley from every aspect (geology, geography, […]

Kendall-Jackson.
Wine

Kendall-Jackson.

Kendall-Jackson By all accounts, Kendall-Jackson produces some of the best wines in California’s Sonoma County. It is one of the largest winery organizations of the U.S.A. It is in fact California’s premier family-owned winery. The vineyards were established in 1974 in Lake County. At first Jess Jackson was happy to […]

Wine Tasting 101.
Wine

Wine Tasting 101.

Wine Tasting 101 Wine tasting is fast-becoming one of the most popular weekend pastimes for tourists who want to explore the excellent wine regions Australia has on offer. Yet while you’re taking tasting tours from your Barossa Valley accommodation and hearing words like ‘mossy’ or ‘oaky’, are you really getting […]

Dishonest Diners.
Food

Dishonest Diners.

Dishonest Diners. Sometimes diners take home more in value than the food and beverage for which they have paid. Recently, an uninitiated entrepreneur opened a small restaurant starting with 48 sets of cute salt and pepper shakers. At the end of the third month of operations, he could only find […]