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Science of the Sip: Bespoke Magazine

The shape and design of the wine glass enhances the tasting experience.  Bespoke Magazine Spring 2014 by Monica Prelle Seductive aromas of warm, baked cherries, plum and damp earth are unmistakeable. The bright…

Il Borro Wines

Haute Wine: Salvatore Ferragamo’s Il Borro Winery

From fashion design to winemaking, the family of the late Salvatore Ferragamo brings the patriarch’s vision and craftsmanship to Tuscany’s Il Borro Winery. By Monica Prelle | Bespoke Magazine, Summer 2013 THE ART…

Chef Ian—be afraid, be very, very afraid.

A Mere Mortal Cannot Kill a Goddess

Before you get all teary-eyed about the closing of Restaurant Skadi, pop a bottle of your favorite bubbly and raise your glass — this is a story worth celebrating. Restaurant Skadi opened its…

Vineyards

Wines of Chile: feature in Montage Magazine

WITH ITS COOL OCEAN BREEZES, long growing season and unlimited snowmelt, Chile’s Mediterranean climate is a viticulture paradise. Thanks to upgrades in modern winemaking equipment and ideal regions, the South American country is…

Vineyards in the Napa Valley

Chinese Wine Market on the Rise

Top wine writers from around the world met at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley this week to learn about the Chinese wine market, and taste Chinese cuisine paired with Napa…

The Muse at Robert Mondavi Winery

Ladies and Love at Robert Mondovi Winery

The Muse at Robert Mondavi Winery stood in the courtyard under rain clouds and gray skies today. In her bronze nakedness, the sculpture welcomes all visitors to the winery, rain or shine. She’s…

Beef

Snowbum Beef Stew

There is nothing like coming home from a day of skiing to a hearty beef stew. It’s especially tasty on a cold, stormy day. Ingredients: Note: Organic Ingredients Recommended 1 2-lb chuck roast…

Lake County Vineyard

The Outdoors Oenophile – That’s Me!

If you love wine and the outdoors, which I am assuming you do since you are reading my blog, then you might enjoy this new series that I am writing for Sun Valley…

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Give Me a Quarter, I’ll Tell You Your Fortune

She was a demanding lady that fortune teller. She was always at Shakey’s Pizza on Saturdays after the AYSO soccer games offering to tell just about anyone their fortune for a quarter. While…

snowboarding

Burgers and Beer (and Backcountry Skiing)

Last week fishing season  began which means two things for backcountry skiers: 1. Roads are plowed, opening up backcountry access to higher trailheads and 2. Remember to throw your fly rod in the…

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