Category: Education

10 of the Most Architecturally Progressive Wineries in the World

Mike Payne, the editor of DesignCrave.com, sent me a link to his post entitled "The Ten Architectural Wonders of the Wine World." He has found some real gems. From his post: To the religious and the secular alike, wine holds a special ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 7 – Pork Chops)

This is part 7 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 - Good Pans, Part 2 - Shallots, Part 3 - Pine Nuts, Part 4 - Knives, and Part 5 ...

Unconventional Wine Regions

If grapes can be grown somewhere, it seems that there is always someone who will proclaim it the new hot wine region. Climate change is wreaking havoc on some traditional growing regions, while it simultaneously creates new ones in unexpected ...

Drinking well in tough times

Below is a video from Wine Spectator with some tips for drinking good wine at a decent price. These days that becomes more and more of a priority. Times are tough all over. The video has some good ideas before ...

Another Wine Byte 11: Wines with a Tan

Here is the eleventh in our weekly series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) I have a very fair complexion. So much so that people ...

Can Red Wine Reduce Swine Flu Risk?

My mother is an alarmist. She’s always been that way.  Remember the children’s story (and movie) about Chicken Little?  “The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!” It could have been written about my mother.  Growing up this way made me ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 6 – Restaurant Supply Houses)

This is part 6 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 - Good Pans, Part 2 - Shallots, Part 3 - Pine Nuts,  Part 4 - Knives, and Part 5 - ...

Flavor Profiles – Food and Wine

I have two sons, age 17 and 13, who are both well on their way to being excellent cooks. However, just as in almost everything in life, they have totally different approaches. My eldest, Alex, loves to experiment. If he ...

Another Wine Byte 9: Vertical Tasting

Here is the ninth in our weekly series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) AWB #9 - It's Not the Mile High Club Ladies, have you ever ...

Saving a bottle for just the right occasion

Wednesday was our fourth wedding anniversary, and to celebrate we went to California and drank a a lot of wine last weekend. However, on the actual date we visited one of our favorite restaurants, Killen's Steakhouse. At Killen's we split ...