FOOD EVENT: Rhone Wine Tasting In San Francisco

Caliza Syrah will be at the Grand Tasting. Photo courtesy CalizaWinery.com. Are you a lover of Rhone wines? How about Rhones from the U.S.A.? California wineries have found great success planting Syrah, Viognier and other classic Rhone grapes. The Rhone Rangers will convene in San Francisco on March 27th and 28th for the thirteenth consecutive…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Oscar Party Tasting

Instead of generic “wine and cheese,” serve different wines (or beers) in the same category and turn your event into a “tasting.” Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Last week we proposed 10 “Best Picture Cocktails” as party fare for your Oscar party. But what if your friends prefer wine or beer? Instead of making…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Cabernet Bundt Cake

Wine and chocolate are a great pairing. But we never saw them together in a cake until this recipe, the grand prize winner in the first Bundts Across America contest in 2008. The Chocolate Cabernet Flavors Di ‘Vine’ Wine Cake is a creative combination of chocolate devil’s food cake, black cherry gelatin and a cup…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Chocolate Tasting

For goober-loving Americans, Green & Black’s of the U.K. has introduced its first U.S.-exclusive flavor. The newest addition to the Green & Black’s family of premium organic chocolate bars is the Peanut bar, a blend of premium 37% cacao dark milk chocolate with delectable caramelized peanuts and a hint of sea salt. Whether you’re single…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Watch Your Wine Timelines

If you have an unopened bottle of spirits, it can last for years. But except for collector wines that need bottle age, most wines are meant to be drunk within a year: otherwise, they deteriorate. If you’re not sure about a wine you own, ask at your local wine store. You don’t need a special…
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