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The warm, dry summer has led to a high yield of grapes that will be ready for harvest earlier than usual - with hopes high for the 2014 vintage Welsh wine makers are predicting this year will the best vintage for a generation after a bumper grape-growing season. It also means grapes will be picked earlier than usual in Britain, with some vineyards gearing up for harvest in the next fortnight.
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IT'S that dreaded moment: your wine enthusiast boss or rich maiden aunt invites you to dinner and asks you to bring a bottle. Suddenly that emergency supply of 4.99 Chardonnay lurking in the wine rack isn't going to pass muster.
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Kathie Lee Gifford made a trip to Sheid Vineyards in Greenfield to promote her two wines being made there. Gifford is famous for drinking wine while co-hosting the fourth hour of the Today Show.
If a more refined knowledge of wines is on your wish list, some delicious opportunities to taste and learn await at this weekend's GrapeFest. Debbie Hooker, a longtime volunteer at Grapevine's annual wine festival, said the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic is her favorite event of the weekend because of what festivalgoers get out of the experience.
FRAN Austin admits that Tasmania is a "difficult and risky" destination to produce wine, but says the quality makes it worthwhile. FRAN Austin admits that Tasmania is a "difficult and risky" destination to produce wine, but says the quality makes it worthwhile.
Running the Northwest's largest winery is daunting. Simultaneously crafting some of our region's best wines is downright difficult.
The isolated DO of Costers del Segre is the most westerly of the Catalonian DOs. Here, a small handful of wineries cultivate a scant 300 hectares of vines where there are more olives grown than grapes.
The premiere issue of Ricardo, which will be in stores Monday, features stories on Thanksgiving entertaining, cranberries, potatoes, planting fall garlic, top 10 cuts for grilling and ideas for dinners that will create leftovers to tote for lunch the next day. To satisfy Larrivee's sweet tooth, he has included a recipe for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie and a feature on apple pie to take advantage of the fall harvest, with tips on pastry making.
Le Grand Bistro Americain proprietor Ted Furst and executive chef Shawn Martin will be hosting a special five-course dinner featuring seven wines from South Africa, where wine has a history dating back more than 350 years - possibly the oldest wine tradition in the New World. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Sept.
The 28th annual GrapeFest - the largest wine festival in the Southwest - is underway with family-friendly activities, artisans, ice-carving demonstrations and premium wines from around the world. Among the wine fans at the fest Friday were friends Susan Holmes, 68, of Houston; Georgette Reid, 67, of Arlington; and Carol Lewis, 58, of Alvarado.
Last month's earthquake in Napa caused major devastation to wineries up north, causing a trickle-down effect for local wine sales. Even though the quake could be felt as far south as San Jose, owners of Tehachapi vineyards are nervous because an offset of the San Andreas fault line that caused the Napa quake, runs right through their city.
Jail inmates in Northern California are getting paid to harvest wine grapes as part of a new program that seeks to connect them with private companies seeking workers. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman says he launched the program after hearing local employers complain that the county's illegal marijuana business was snatching up most available labor.
If bees in France buzz around the lavender fields, foraging for nectar, what does the honey they produce smell or taste like? But not all the floral, spicy or woody aromas detectable in the roughly 300 varieties of honeys being produced today are so easy to name. That's where the new Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel, developed by a sensory panel at the Honey and Pollination Center at the University of California, Davis, comes in.
The band Train doesn't just release new albums -- they also offer you something to drink while you're listening to them. The group's latest wine, Bulletproof Picasso , named after their new album, is now available for pre-order.
What's better than a book about cocktails? How about a chance to get that book signed while enjoying one of the creations that inspired it? You'll have the opportunity to do just that 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Wilmington Wine , 605 Castle St. in Wilmington. The shop is celebrating the release of " Fifty-Two Champagne Cocktails ," a guide for libation creation and innovation by Jonathan Jones and illustrated by Maura Ryan, and for good reason.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in California because of the Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state. The magnitude-6.0 quake struck in the state's famed wine country on Aug. 24. A 65-year-old woman died Wednesday from injuries during the quake.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 03:54 pm
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