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Wines of the Week: Compelling Cali-Rhone – Petite Sirah

Wines of the Week: Compelling Cali-Rhone – Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah is a bit of an enigma. It’s kind of a Rhone grape variety, and it’s really not. The grape’s origin is from a cross of Syrah pollen germinating a Peloursin plant, but it’s not widely grown in France. However,...

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Hand-Crafted Cognac Cocktails from Pierre Ferrand

Hand-Crafted Cognac Cocktails from Pierre Ferrand

Why have another underwhelming drink upgrade your evening cocktails with Cognac?   Here are a few delicious concoction courtesy of Pierre Ferrand that are sure to please your palate. Enjoy and cheers! The Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cocktail  Ingredients: Slice...

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Romantic History of Maison Ferrand Cognac

Romantic History of Maison Ferrand Cognac

Recapturing the spirit of the quintessential cocktail days in the 1800s, Maison Ferrand offers Pierre Ferrand Cognac 1840, a revival of the classic thee-star Cognac. Pierre Ferrand President Alexandre Gabriel, with help from cocktail historian...

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Central Coast Wine Classic: Wining and Dining at the Highest Level

Central Coast Wine Classic: Wining and Dining at the Highest Level

The Central Coast Wine Classic set for August 10 through 14 will now cover two wine growing counties and is bringing a dozen exciting new oenophile events to Santa Barbara – enhancing the already well-established Wine Classic that continues...

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Grapefruit Shandy Grilled Chicken with Citrus Salsa

Grapefruit Shandy Grilled Chicken with Citrus Salsa

Bright, fresh flavors are ideal during the summer, and this recipe from Curious Traveler is perfect for any warm evening.  Whether you’re with friends or just relaxing with the family, it’s sure to please anyone at your table. ...

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Wines of the Week: Compelling Cali-Rhone – Petite Sirah

Wines of the Week: Compelling Cali-Rhone – Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah is a bit of an enigma. It’s kind of a Rhone grape variety, and it’s really not. The grape’s origin is from a cross of Syrah pollen...

Read Full Story »

Hand-Crafted Cognac Cocktails from Pierre Ferrand

Hand-Crafted Cognac Cocktails from Pierre Ferrand

Why have another underwhelming drink upgrade your evening cocktails with Cognac?   Here are a few delicious concoction courtesy of Pierre Ferrand that are sure...

Read Full Story »

Romantic History of Maison Ferrand Cognac

Romantic History of Maison Ferrand Cognac

Recapturing the spirit of the quintessential cocktail days in the 1800s, Maison Ferrand offers Pierre Ferrand Cognac 1840, a revival of the classic thee-star Cognac....

Read Full Story »

Central Coast Wine Classic: Wining and Dining at the Highest Level

Central Coast Wine Classic: Wining and Dining at the Highest Level

The Central Coast Wine Classic set for August 10 through 14 will now cover two wine growing counties and is bringing a dozen exciting new oenophile events to Santa...

Read Full Story »

Grapefruit Shandy Grilled Chicken with Citrus Salsa

Grapefruit Shandy Grilled Chicken with Citrus Salsa

Bright, fresh flavors are ideal during the summer, and this recipe from Curious Traveler is perfect for any warm evening.  Whether you’re with friends or...

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Wines of the Week: Compelling Cali-Rhone – Whites & Rosé

Wines of the Week: Compelling Cali-Rhone – Whites & Rosé

It’s officially summer, and what better way to beat the heat than with a tall, cool glass of wine?  While most Chardonnays (or Sauv Blancs for that matter) are...

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Sensational Summer Sips from New Belgium

Sensational Summer Sips from New Belgium

The heat of summer will be here in no time and New Belgium is ready for refreshment with its latest offerings.  Whether you’re a fan of sour ales, golden...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Speyburn Arranta & Highland Single Malt Scotches

George’s Rants and Raves: Speyburn Arranta & Highland Single Malt Scotches

NAS is causing quite the disturbance in the force. By NAS, I mean those bottled spirits that have No Age Statements. Those good folks who produce all those spirits...

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Special Scotches for Father’s Day

Special Scotches for Father’s Day

If you’re still trying to figure out what to get dad for this Father’s Day, the answer might be easier than you think.  Yeah, you could buy him a...

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Master Chef Roger Vergé Dies at 85

Master Chef Roger Vergé Dies at 85

Master Chef Roger Vergé, a founding father of nouvelle cuisine and owner of restaurant Le Moulin de Mougins near Cannes, France, who developed a highly influential...

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