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Bevela Wines: A Husband & Wife Team Makes Wine in Santa Barbara

Bevela Wines: A Husband & Wife Team Makes Wine in Santa Barbara

A few years back, I went to one of the famous Au Bon Climat (ABC)/Qupe Open Houses in Santa Maria. If you are into Santa Barbara wine, and have NOT attended one of these, you MUST! I remember I parked my car on the dirt road, and had to walk about a quarter mile to […]

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The spectacular rise and fall of Maison Ilan – an exposé by Bill Nanson

The spectacular rise and fall of Maison Ilan – an exposé by Bill Nanson

‘Buyer beware’ has never been more apropos for lovers of Burgundy – published today, this Burgundy Report entry by Bill Nanson was months in the making, exposing a debacle that was years in the making – that of Maison Ilan and Ray Walker. Read here, and enjoy…  

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Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 3:  Dragonette, Tercero, and Ken Brown

Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 3: Dragonette, Tercero, and Ken Brown

Day 3:  Dragonette, Tercero, and Ken Brown A.  Dragonette Cellars. Dragonette has already made a name for itself among the wine geeks I know, so I really was looking forward to visiting their Los Olivos tasting room.  It was started in 2005, with the first commercial release in 2006. 2014 Dragonette Sauvignon Blanc Happy Canyon. […]

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Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 2–Bien Nacido, J. Wilkes, and Loring Wine Company

Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 2–Bien Nacido, J. Wilkes, and Loring Wine Company

Day 2:  Bien Nacido, J. Wilkes, and Loring Wine Company A.  Bien Nacido Vineyard. Over the years, I’ve been able to taste dozens of wines sourced from the Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley, primarily Pinot Noir and Syrah.  If you taste wines from nearby wineries, chances are pretty good that they produce […]

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Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 1:  Longoria, Arcadian

Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 1: Longoria, Arcadian

  After attending this year’s Hospice du Rhône in Paso Robles, I decided it was time to make a trek back up to California’s Central Coast to visit wineries and taste through their lineups. Unlike HdR, this visit wouldn’t be confined to Rhône varietals. It was an excellent opportunity to taste through the lineups of […]

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Bevela Wines: A Husband & Wife Team Makes Wine in Santa Barbara

Bevela Wines: A Husband & Wife Team Makes Wine in Santa Barbara

A few years back, I went to one of the famous Au Bon Climat (ABC)/Qupe Open Houses in Santa Maria. If you are into Santa Barbara wine, and have NOT attended one of these, you MUST! I remember I parked my car on the dirt road, and had to walk about a quarter mile to […]

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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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Gröstl

Gröstl

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 200g pasta (macaroni, penne, route pazze etc.) 400ml Créme double 100-200ml heavy cream 1 bay leave 300-400g salmon 50-60g sourdough bread (2-3 days  old) 2 tbsp grain mustard 1 little bunch dill   Preparation 1.Pour 400ml of double cream + 100-200ml heavy cream into a saucepan, add 300-400g of salmon, a little black pepper […]

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Bevela Wines: A Husband & Wife Team Makes Wine in Santa Barbara

Bevela Wines: A Husband & Wife Team Makes Wine in Santa Barbara

| March 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A few years back, I went to one of the famous Au Bon Climat (ABC)/Qupe Open Houses in Santa Maria. If you are into Santa Barbara wine, and have NOT attended one of these, you MUST! I remember I parked my car on the dirt road, and had to walk about a quarter mile to […]

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Gnocchi alla romana

Gnocchi alla romana

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 80g unsalted butter 1 litre whole milk Salt and freshly ground black pepper 250g semolina (either fine or coarse) 2 egg yolks 1 tsp finely grated nutmeg 100g parmesan, finely grated 40g pecorino romano, finely grated   Preparation 1.Heat the oven to 180C/350F . Put the butter and milk in a medium saucepan with […]

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