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SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 McGregor Vineyard Rosé d'Cabernet Franc 2009
Tonight Shirley made one of her classic catastrophes. It was meant to be something between a gumbo and jambalaya. In order to save dinner, I had to choose a good wine. A smooth fruity wine to cancel out a stew of chicken, sausage and shrimp with okra, peppers, onion and garlic and God only knows what went into the broth. Of course, I did come to the rescue with a Cabernet Franc Rosé just brought home from my recent Keuka Lake Wine Tour and a visit to McGregor Vineyard and Winery.
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SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 Naughty Pictures: Nice Tomatoes
We are in high tomato season, and it is a glorious thing. I but my tomatoes from a farmer named Bill Maxwell. His farm is about two hours away in New Jersey. He has stalls at the Union Square and Grand Army Plaza farmer's markets. He's been a farmer for a long time and he is a master of produce.
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AUGUST 31, 2011 Wipe That Wine Off Your Mouth!
So there you are, at your favorite club or restaurant, sipping red wine and suddenly you spot someone you know! You smile and chat amiably, and only after you see yourself in the mirror do you realize you have Dracula teeth!
DR. VINO Vodka: nyet! Wine: da!
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came out with a counterintuitive approach to fighting alcoholism in his country: drink wine. During a recent visit to Krasnodar, a leading wine region, he said: “Wine making is one of the sectors that should be developed to help contribute to the eradication of alcoholism. As this informative post over on FT.com reminds us, it was only a generation ago that Gorbachev led an anti-alcoholism campaign that included symbolically plowing under some vineyards. MORE >>
WHY WINE BLOG Ravines Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2008
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
It's Saturday night and just sitting here waiting for the rains from Hurricane Irene to start coming down. Fortunately, all we are going to get here in Central New York is about 16 hours of rain with very mild winds. My friends in the D.C. and Virginia Beach area are not so lucky, so I'll wait out the storm thinking of them and praying that all is OK. But, I am not going to do that without sipping on a nice wine. MORE >>
DR. VINO Neptune, cellarmaster
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011
Into the abyss. You might think that’s the metaphorical direction of our country these days, with the economy on the shoals, an earthquake and hurricane rattling the east coast, and the great Steve Jobs retiring. But it’s actually where an Italian sparkling wine maker is storing wine. The NYT had a good story about Piero Lugano of Bisson who dunking his wine a couple of hundred feet under the Italian sea for a year’s aging called “Abissi. MORE >>