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Hospice du Rhone 2016–More Photos

Hospice du Rhone 2016–More Photos

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Hospice Du Rhône 2016—The Preliminaries

Hospice Du Rhône 2016—The Preliminaries

Before HdR formally began, there was a smaller, private welcoming party on Thursday, April 14.  Of the many wines served, here were some of my standouts: 2013 Treana White. A blend of Viognier and Marsanne, this was a wonderfully aromatic white wine full of peaches and white flowers, with a medium-weight midpalate.  Very nicely priced […]

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Hospice du Rhône 2016–Châteauneuf-du-Pape Seminar

Hospice du Rhône 2016–Châteauneuf-du-Pape Seminar

The HdR seminars are usually one of the main highlights of the HdR experience, and this year started with a bang.  Jeb Dunnuck of The Wine Advocate (formerly The Rhône Report) presented this seminar, which was my personal favorite.  Many years ago, I started my wine journey with CdP’s.  Even though I have wandered far […]

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2016 Hospice du Rhône–Costières de Nîmes Whites Seminar

2016 Hospice du Rhône–Costières de Nîmes Whites Seminar

Jeb Dunnuck of The Wine Advocate came back to moderate this panel Saturday morning, April 16.  The panelists were Diane de Paymorin of Château d’Or et de Gueules, Francois Collar of Château Mourgues du Grès, Michel Gassier of vignobles Michel Gassier, and Luc Baudet of Clos des Centenaires. Jeb started off by joking that perhaps […]

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Hospice du Rhône 2016–Paso Robles and Santa Barbara Seminar

Hospice du Rhône 2016–Paso Robles and Santa Barbara Seminar

This seminar was moderated by Matt Kettmann of the Wine Enthusiast, and the panelists were Trey Fletcher of Bien Nacido Estate, Jordan Fiorentini of Epoch Estate, Chris Hammel of Hammel Wine Alliance/True Believer, and Russell From of Herman Story Wines. Let me be direct and say that I think this seminar was not as informative […]

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BerserkerDay VI is coming! More offers from wineries than EVER! (Jan 27, 2015)

BerserkerDay VI is coming up!! January 27, 2015, over 70 wineries and winemakers will be offering ridiculous deals on their wines and wine-related items. Last year, sales exceeded $300,000 FOR THE DAY, and this year promises to beat that number, handily! There is NO OTHER EVENT LIKE IT! The winery owners and winemakers make their […]

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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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Rhubarb Tarte

Rhubarb Tarte

| May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 1kg rhubarb 50g grounded pistachio 50g groanded almonds 70g sugar 30g soft butter 1 egg ready-made puff pastry icing sugar roughly chopped pistachio 1tbsp sugar   Preparation Wash the rhubarb and cut the ends   2. Remove the skin of the rhubarb with a knive   3. Poach or steam the rhubarb in a […]

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Asparagus Salad

Asparagus Salad

| May 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 500g white asparagus bunch little radish 4-6 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp white wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar like me 3 Picandou (fresh goat cheese)   Preparation   Clean and prepare radish and asparagus.  Then cook the asparagus for 15-20min. in salty water.   2. Let the asparagus cool down. Cut each asparagus in […]

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Calamari Stew

Calamari Stew

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 500g baby calamari 1 zucchini (thick slices) 4-5 potatoes (big cubes) 4tbsp tomato passata or pulpo dash white wine 2 cloves garlic chili flakes/peperoncino hot water optional fennel green olive oil salt   Preparation Clean carefully the calamaris with water   2. Cut the heat, remove tentacles and seat aeside. Head throw away. Remove […]

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