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Vintage 2014 Twitter Event on 12/10/14@5:30pm (Pacific)

Vintage 2014 Twitter Event on 12/10/14@5:30pm (Pacific)

The grapes of Santa Barbara are about to take a different kind of lead role. Thanks to the vision of Wil Fernandez, folks will be able to see a full documentation of the 2014 growing season and harvest through a series of short films. The project is titled, “Vintage 2014: The Stories Behind the Vines“. […]

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Deadline for Comments on Sta. Rita Hills Expansion Ends Soon (DEC. 5)!!

Deadline for Comments on Sta. Rita Hills Expansion Ends Soon (DEC. 5)!!

Photo I took while at the 2013 Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance “Wine & Fire” event The due date to submit comments on the proposed expansion of the Sta. Rita Hills (SRH) American Viticultural Area (AVA) is December 5th! This rather controversial proposition could, if approved, radically change the composition of this esteemed AVA. Now […]

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If You Don’t Know…Now You Know! 6 Santa Barbara Winemakers to Watch

If You Don’t Know…Now You Know! 6 Santa Barbara Winemakers to Watch

Perhaps the most exciting thing about following Santa Barbara wine is watching good people and their labels develop before your eyes. There are always new folks to meet and new wines to get to know. In my first post on this new blog, I thought it would be fun to profile a few folks that […]

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Semmelknödel

Semmelknödel

“Semmelknödel” is a traditional bavarian partner for braised meat dishes. Utterly delicious and perfectly to absorb the sauce. In addition you can make it in advance if you like. Also perfectly if you have old bread at home and don´t want to throw it away.   Ingredients 5-6 buns/white bread (1-2 days old) 250ml hot […]

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Belgian Endive Tarte

Belgian Endive Tarte

For me belgian endive is a vegetable quite difficult to cook with. But here we have a lovely side-dish for meat, fish, sea-food or solo. ENJOY   Ingredients 5-6 heads of belgian endive 25g butter 2tbsp golden caster sugar 150g Stilton&Roquefort&Gorgonzola 3-4 tbsp crushed walnuts or pecans ready-made puff pastry   Preparation 1. Halve the […]

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Wine in a hot car – is it ruined?

Wine in a hot car – is it ruined?

A recent thread on the Wine Berserkers forum - http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=85187 – prompted me to write this post, which is likely experienced by many wine lovers around the world. Many of us have dropped into a store or restaurant with wine in our car, perhaps forgetting how hot it can become, in a very short time, during […]

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WineBerserkers announces the launch of BerserkerBuys

April 24, 2014   Wine Berserkers, the world’s largest and most active online wine community, proudly announces an innovative new feature of our forum community – BerserkerBuys. Playing off the tremendous success of the annual BerserkerDay, where wineries and retailers from around the world post offers available only during BerserkerDay, only on the forum, we’ve […]

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BerserkerDay V (Jan 27, 2014) – the biggest yet, with over $300,000 in wine sales

BerserkerDay V, the fifth iteration of the annual celebration of membership on Wine Berserkers, was held on January 27th, 2014.  Each year, on January 27th (the founding of the WineBerserkers community on its current domain), dozens of wineries and retailers participate in providing incredible offers to Wine Berserkers guests and members, often featuring veritcals, sample […]

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Ridge Lytton Springs – winery and tasting room

Ridge Lytton Springs – winery and tasting room

A highlight of our recent trip to Sonoma was a long-awaited visit to the Ridge Lytton Springs tasting room and winery.  This unique facility is primarily solar-powered, and built with hay-bale construction (rye hay, I’m told, which is the most critter-resistant).  One doorway has glass panels so you can actually see the hay-bale construction. The […]

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Asimov: Chenin Blancs That Aren’t What They Used to Be

NYT’s Eric Asimov discusses the results from a tasting of South African Chenin Blanc: WINE tastings are intended to illuminate, but sometimes confusion gets the upper hand. This was one of those times. The subject was chenin blanc from South Africa, a category I last addressed around five years ago. Back then, I lamented the […]

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Pistachio Couscous

Pistachio Couscous

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 180g couscous 250ml hot chicken broth 100g pistachios 3 spring onions 1/2 – 1 tsp Ras-el-Hanout optional: extra 1-3 tbsp olive oil Preparation 1. Trim the spring onions 2. Chopp the green in slices 3. Chopp the white part 4. Sauté the white shortly&softly in olive oil 5. Put 50g pistachios in a food […]

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Dukkah Cauliflower

Dukkah Cauliflower

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 1 kg cauliflower 2-3 tbsp Dukkah oil 20-30g butter Dukkah: 50g almonds/hazelnuts, 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 1 tbsp sesame seeds. Put everything in a blender and mix. Preparation 1. Break the cauliflower into florets and wash 2. Sauté in a good amount of butter&oil 3. Put into oven for 30-40min. 220C […]

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Roasted Beetroot

Roasted Beetroot

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 1kg beetroot 200g fresh goat cheese 2-3 clove garlic with skin 2 bay leaves 3-5 sprigs thyme good dash aceto balsamico olive oil Preparation 1. Wash and peel the beetroots 2. Quarter the beetroots 3. Put the quarters to an oven-proven form 4. Add olive oil, garlic with skin, bay leaves 5. Finally add […]

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