Month: May 2014

Appassimento
Wine

Appassimento

For as long as people have been making wine they have been producing wine from dried grapes. Appassimento is the common term for wines made from grapes that are dried before crushing and fermenting. This process, widely practiced in Veneto, must occur on specially designed trays, and temperature-controlled rooms with […]

Belize
Travel

Belize

If you have seen all the popular tourist destinations, and want to experience something unusual try Belize, juts south of Mexico on the Atlantic Ocean., Belize City, the capital of Belize, is at the heart of it all. Amid the hustle and bustle of the commercial capital exists a district […]

An ode the gourmet hamburger
Food

An ode the gourmet hamburger

Hamburger is probably the most popular fast food in North America. While in the past a lot of flimsy patties slapped on a boring, sweet and soft bun with a few smears of ketchup, relish, and tasteless mustard were the standard and most popular, today food-savvy consumers look for tasty […]

Vintages Release Recommendations
Wine Wine Reviews

Professor B’s May 24 Vintages Release Recommendations

This 100 plus brand release contains a relatively large Rhone Valley line up, but unfortunately none scored well enough to make it to my recommendations. Spirits Armorik Double Maturation Single Malt Breton Whisky, Distillerie Warenghem, France Yes, you read it right. France produces whisky. This Breton whisky emanates elderflower, citrus […]

Book Review: Consider the oyster
Book Reviews

Book Review: Consider the oyster

If you are an oyster aficionado or interested in learning about this precious, nutritious food, Consider The Oyster is the book to enlighten you. Fist it was conceived and written by an oyster fanatic who also practices the “art” of shucking in his own restaurant. In this exquisitely illustrated book, […]