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A pasta wine from Arizona? You bet

Posted on: February 17th, 2014 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

  Our AZ-sourced Page Springs Cellars may say they are a “Rhone House”, but they do produce a few wines that sure seem a lot more Italian than French.  Hey,... Read More

Wine tour rule #1: Take on food

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Nine times out of ten, wine tours are very casual with a few winery stops during the day followed by an early dinner and a chance to chill as the... Read More

Frank Family Vineyards: Taking a vote

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by Tom Peiffer 1 Comment

For many of us who lift a glass of Frank Family wine on a fairly regular basis, there is little hesitation when we are asked to “pull the lever” and help them... Read More

Finding Piattelli Reserve Malbec’s little bro

Posted on: January 13th, 2014 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

One thing you learn about having a favorite wine is that sooner or later supplies run out.  And one example of a casualty entering the “so scarce” category for a... Read More

Where the stars fall on moonshine road

Posted on: January 4th, 2014 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Bootleggers, with the opening of their second location, is fast becoming the go-to spot for great eats and creative cocktails which include the exquisitely crafted moonshines they are serving up... Read More

Lafond Winery: Quiet stop, distinctive wines

Posted on: January 3rd, 2014 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When you belly up to a winery tasting bar and are joined by a vineyard owner, you know you’ve picked a good winery to visit.  And being able to find... Read More

French Colombard: A pure rendition

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

As one of the varietals mostly used in jug wine blends, French Colombard is often considered here in the states as a spicy quaff.  But Y Rousseau in California’s Russian... Read More
Warming Joy Petite Ribbon Box

Holiday Gift Idea: Tea Forte Warming Joy Gift Set (and a giveaway!)

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Amy Martin 39 Comments

Still searching for the perfect gift for your food-enthusiast friends? We’ve got some ideas! Through Christmas, we’ll be sharing our favorite picks for holiday gift ideas for food-lovers, home cooks... Read More

Fogdog dreams

Posted on: December 5th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Here in the desert, it’s amazingly easy to let one’s mind drift to places of cooler climes, and today it floats over to the Sonoma Coast.  There, about mid-morning, a... Read More

Quick and Easy Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

Posted on: December 4th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Whether you’re planning your Christmas party food and drink menu or if you’re just craving a holiday-scented cocktail, we’ve got some sweet and cinnamon spice-tinged drink recipes to experiment with!... Read More

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