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111818 Rosè and Cioppino_ A Refreshing Pause

Rose and Cioppino: A Refreshing Pause

Posted on: November 19th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Over the next month or so there will be times when many of us just want to “take a break” from the big meals and all the things that go along with it.  One suggestion to get this started is by serving up an Italian-style seafood dish.  Paired with a lighter wine, this can... Read More
Ancient Peaks Zin_ An Excellent Grilling Partner

Ancient Peaks Zin: An Excellent Grilling Partner

Posted on: October 24th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Fall has been with us for over a month now, and for those who can’t wait to get out on the “cool patio”, skipping the chilled white wine for a sumptuous Zinfandel is an easy choice. So when you’re getting ready to go out and grill a big batch of something like “Chicken on... Read More
093018 Fall Flatbreads at Hearth '61

Fall Flatbreads at Hearth 61

Posted on: October 18th, 2018 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Fall has officially arrived at Mountain Shadow‘s signature restaurant Hearth 61. Executive Chef Charles Wiley has created an ingredient-driven menu that will fully highlight the flavors of the season. The fall menu will emphasize new signature flatbreads, bright and flavorful salads along with hearty seafood specialities.  Photo Credit | J Public Relations Guests are... Read More
100118 Merlots_ Comparing a Couple 2014 Goodies

Merlots: Comparing a Couple 2014 Goodies

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

The 2014 western states vintage was a big one, for big wines with a mouth-filling expression of lusciousness.  This is especially true with the red wines, many of which are so big that they must be aged more to reach their prime. In the meantime, we have been savoring a few 2014 red wines... Read More
093018 Grimaldi’s Cheesy Deal for National Pizza Month

Grimaldi’s Cheesy Deal for National Pizza Month

Posted on: October 1st, 2018 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Would you be surprised to hear that, on average, Americans eat about 350 sliced of pizza per second? That is an incredible amount of pizza. If you are looking to up the average October is the perfect time to do it since it is officially National Pizza Month and Grimaldi‘s Pizzeria is here to... Read More
Where to Celebrate National Bacon Lovers Day

Where to Celebrate National Bacon Lovers Day

Posted on: August 18th, 2018 by Kelly Potts No Comments

August 20th is National Bacon Lovers Day and we are all in for celebrating.  Whether you are looking for a quick treat, or a full on bacon-filled meal, we have rounded up the best spots to honor the day. Bacon Brussels Sprout Flatbread | Farm & Craft | $12 Is there anything better than bacon on... Read More
The Big 4: Blended Cabernet from Medoc

The Big 4: Blended Cabernet from Medoc

Posted on: August 4th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Continuing with the search for good values in French wine, the not-so-pricey Medoc region has worked to expand the export of a variety of labels into the American market.  But experience has shown that, as always, these are not all created equal.  Often, the same blends from the same Left Bank neighborhood in the... Read More
072018 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir: It’s all in the berries

Gary Farrell Pinot Noir: It’s all in the berries

Posted on: July 8th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

The 2015 vintage year in Sonoma County’s Russian River appellation, like many others in California, was a little tricky.  But in Russian River, the weather was perfect for Pinot Noir, bringing out some of their best qualities, featuring red berries and spices. If you want to get a broad brush of what happened in... Read More
On to Summer_ Alìe Rosè

On to Summer: Alìe Rosè

Posted on: June 10th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Not many people know that Italy’s Tuscan region actually offers some very classy Rosè wines, but it does.  Among these are special blends from Frescobaldi’s South Tuscan “Ammiraglia Estate” that are crafted in this coastal territory using both Syrah and Vermintino. Even though Syrah by itself would be a little heavy for a hot... Read More
Mount Veeder Red Blend

Mount Veeder Red Blend: What a Little Elevation Can Do

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When exploring Napa Valley, California, one of the best little side trips for the morning is to drive up Mount Veeder and visit the winery operations that cling to the hills at about 1,600 feet.  This is an environment that is noticeably different from the valley floor below, and it also reflects in the... Read More

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