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SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 Fill ‘er up: self-serve tanks bring wine to French supermarkets
Keg wine and wine vending machines just got supersized: 500 and one-thousand liter kegs have landed in French supermarkets. Bring your own resealable bottles, Poland Spring containers, jerrycans, whatever. Or you can get one at the store. Select your grade (red, white, or rosé). Print receipt.
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 More Envy-Inducing New Orleans Food
I hate traveling for work because it means being away from the wife and kids, but New Orleans is really fun, I must admit. This week I spent another few days there and I ate some tremendously delicious things. Fried Boudin Balls at Boucherie.
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 Wines of Albino Armani
Very excited to introduce you in this email to the lovely and very passionate Egle Armani, the wife (and spokeswoman) for the Albino Armani winery she owns with her husband.
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 The New Amsterdam Market
From ice cream in flavors like chocolate/rosemary to succulent lobster rolls to probably the best porchetta I've ever had, The New Amsterdam Market offers up an unbelievable range of products from local producers bent on sustainable and/or organic farming.
DR. VINO Daniel Johnnes, Burgundy man, now imports Bordeaux
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
Above – Patricia and Pierre Bernault from Chateau Beauséjour whose wines are now available in the US market for the first time as of five days ago. On the left, Pascal Collotte of Chateau Jean Faux. Enthusiasts of French wine often either love Burgundy or Bordeaux. For Daniel Johnnes , who imports many Burgundies as well as organizing the annual celebration of fine and rare Burgundy known as La Paulée, it’s pretty clear where his allegiance lies. MORE >>
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE What's Wrong with my Tongue?
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
I ate a small plate of beef tongue recently at Tsukushi, a small Japanese restaurant in midtown. It was part of long lineup of dishes that the chef served to us, and it was one of the best things I've eaten in recent memory. The meat was sliced into very thin, perfectly round circles, and served warm on a bed of fresh greens. It was moist, as if it had been swirled in its cooking juices right before serving. MORE >>
IMBIBE NEW YORK Jenny & Francois Selections-Fall Portfolio 2010
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
Monday’s Fall Portfolio Tasting with jenny & francois selections, was very much like returning for the first day of school. Knee-socks and plaid, perhaps pigtails or braids. Over the summer the tasting schedule is sleepy, and for the first time in a short while, I drank red. And while the bottle pictured above is not [.]. MORE >>
WHY WINE BLOG 2010 Harvest Begins in Champagne
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
The official 2010 Champagne harvest season begins on September 13th. All grapes will be harvested by hand, according to traditional practices, to select the highest quality grapes. Due to a frost that we had earlier in 2010, the development of the grapes was slightly delayed this year,” remarked Champagne Bureau Director Sonia Smith. Harvests are two to four days behind last year, except one village which began on September 10th. MORE >>
DR. VINO Lady Gaga’s meat dress: impossible food-wine pairing?!?
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Ah, meat. You’d think this one would be a no-brainer for pairing with wine as so many of the full-bodied reds made today are natural wine pairings. But we don’t like to make it easy for you–that’s not impossible , after all! So here you have it: raw (unspecified) meat that has been on Lady Gaga’s body in the form of her meat dress. Which wine would you pair with that?!? If you want a little less to, er, digest, you can keep the pairing at the sartorial level. MORE >>