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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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Empire of Booze

Perhaps my favorite part of France is the Roussillon, the area closest physically and culturally to Spain. My wife calls it Sprance. I love it for the scenery, the food, and the rugby-mad locals but most of all for its traditional fortified wines. One I tried last summer was a Rancio Sec from Domaine des […]

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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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Onion Soup

Onion Soup

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 600g onions 1 1/2 l beef broth 1-2 sprigs thyme 1-2 laurel 1tsp sugar 1 tsp flour 1 glass white wine baquette 120g Gruyere Cheese Preparation 1. Slice the onions 2. Let them cook carefully in oil for 45min. on low heat with lid. 3. Add sugar, finally flour and stir everything for 5- […]

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Zucchini Cake

Zucchini Cake

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 1kg zucchini/courgette (chopped like julienne) 250g fresh goat cheese/or why not feta cheese 4 eggs 250ml cream herbs (thyme, parsley, mint) 1 clove garlic old white bread&baquette Preparation 1. Sauté zucchini/courgette softly for 10min. in olive oil 2. Mix eggs with cream and add salt&pepper 3. Chopp herbs 4. Add herbs and garlic to […]

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Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

With this preparation you will make something delicious from the ordinary cabbage turnip. Ingredients 2 kohlrabi 20-30g butter 100g cream 2 tsp sugar salt (generous!) Preparation 1. Peel the kohlrabi and remove the leaves 2. Put the leaves beside and divide the kohlrabi 3. Slice kohlrabi very thinly (2mm) and marinate with 1 tsp sugar […]

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