wine tasting on Long Island, NY

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Eric and I visited family on the North Fork of Long Island over the recent holiday weekend and we spent Saturday tasting some lovely wines. If you’re interested in what we thought you can check out the post on our other blog.

Triangle Restaurant Week reviews

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Eric and I visited three new restaurants last week for Triangle Restuarant Week: Four Square (Durham), Solas (Raleigh) with our favorite review writer Chris, and Il Palio (Chapel Hill). There were good and disappointing aspects to each place, but in the end our favorite of the three was Four Square which came out on top […]

Southern Rhone Review: Gigondas vs Vacqueyras

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

This review is a heads-up evaluation of two wines, both from the same producer, the same vintage, and from the southern Rhone, with one wine from the Gigondas AOC and the other from the neighboring Vacqueyras AOC. Gigondas has been an official French AOC since 1971 while its “little brother” Vacqueyras did not receive such […]

Wine Authorities Italian Wine Duo

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

This week I would like to share with you two Italian wines I picked up from Wine Authorities in Durham for a dinner party. I had never tried them before and as usual I was very impressed with both the quality of the wine as well as the value. I recommend this Italian duo for […]

Oak and Wine

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Hello Everyone, I recently gave a seminar at the Great Grapes event in Cary this past weekend (4/18) on oak and its effects on wine. I had four wines to sample at the seminar; one unoaked and one oaked each of white and red wines. After the presentation I had the participants taste the wines […]

Jujube Recession Dinner Review (14-Apr-09)

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Charlie Deal, the owner and head chef of Jujube restaurant in Chapel Hill, has for some time now hosted  a series of economically priced “recession dinners” at Jujube. For $40, a patron gets 5 – 6 special courses not found on his usual menu, paired with a half glass of an alcoholic beverage. Many times […]

No wine review this week…

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Getting ready for the Great Grapes event in Cary on the 18th, but I will be posting a review of the Jujube recession dinner on the 14th! Here is the menu: Shrimp Toast with shaved radish salad -Broadbent Vinho Verde NV, Portugal “Chicken and waffles” -Villa Wolf Rose of Pinot Noir 2007, Germany Pork Confit […]

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