Wine calendar: Royal Park holiday tastings, Beaujolais festival, more

11695008_10155908385095595_8865429426816875994_nWine calendar: Royal Park holiday tastings, Beaujolais festival, more
Tuesday, Nov. 8: Huth & Harris Wine Merchants will hold a tasting of six wines from Purple Feet Distributors with appetizers 7-9 p.m. It’s $ 40. H2 is at 221 Court St., Medina. Registration required; click here. Wednesday, Nov. 9: Colonial Wine and Beverage …
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Food and wine tastings
Amistad, 4255 A1A South, Suite 10 (Seaside Plaza), offers complimentary wine tasting every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 547-2446.
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REGION: Industry praise for farmers market wine tasting bill  New rules added to appease critics limit tasters to one 3-ounce pour and only one winery is allowed per farmers market Inland farmers market operators expect to start getting applications from small wineries in the Temecula Valley Wine Country New …
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Latest Wine Tastings News

cusinePalmer Vineyards white wines approach greatness: Uncork the Forks
I’ve been tasting and drinking wines from Palmer Vineyards for many years, but it wasn’t until I visited a couple of weeks ago and tasted through the entire lineup that I realized something: Above all else, this is a white wine house. And that’s OK.

Wine-Tasting Fundraiser to Benefit RVCC
More than 70 hand-selected wines from regions around the world will be available for the tasting to benefit the RVCC Foundation. WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ — More than 70 hand-selected wines from regions around the world will be available for the tasting …
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Teams cook up treats at Newport Beach BBQ Competition
The grillers competed for shares of $ 10,000 in cash prizes and the title of grand champion. The event also offered beer and wine tasting, and guests could vote for their favorites in the barbecue competition. The contest was launched in 2015 by Newport …
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Why You Should Serve White Wine With Your Cheese Plate

cusineWhy You Should Serve White Wine With Your Cheese Plate
If you’re not sure what type of wine you should serve alongside that fantastic looking cheese plate from your local deli, reach for your favorite bottle of white. Here’s why. While researching flavor combinations and tasting experiences at the Centre …
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Agricola Gian Piero Marrone
After tasting wines at the local enoteca regionale of Barolo, we headed to the charming “cellars” of Agricola Gian Piero Marrone in La Morra. We were to have a “light lunch” along with tasting another5-6 local wines, this time from a much for …

Light up the Vines in Summerland expands
Visitors will enjoy wine tastings, sparkling lights, refreshments and music while stocking up on some of the region’s best wines and ciders for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. While touring collect stamps from five wineries to complete a Light up …
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3 great Santa Clara Valley wine tasting stops

cusine3 great Santa Clara Valley wine tasting stops
Open since October, Miramar’s wine tasting patio and bocce ball court are already drawing wine lovers eager to taste the winery’s five reds and a white. The tasting area is set against a backdrop of wine barrels and tanks, where you can grab a seat and …
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Western Reserve Wines tastings top our wine calendar
Tastings are 6-9 p.m. each day. Cost is $ 10 and includes six samples, cheese, crackers and tasting notes. The Olde Wine Cellar is at 7990 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls. Call 440-427-1222. Saturday, Jan. 9: Western Reserve Wines’ tasting will feature The …

‘Sweethearts For Education’ Wine Tasting Event To Be Hosted By Castaic
4 with appetizers and desserts as well as a series of wine tastings. There will also be a silent auction, prize drawings and a raffle held at the event. The donations received from past events have allowed the foundation to help establish computer …
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Vallejo welcomes wine tasting room

cusineVallejo welcomes wine tasting room
Wine enthusiasts descended on the grand opening of the Vino Godfather Tasting Room at Mare Island on Saturday afternoon, wanting to be the first to try the winery’s offerings. Swirling wine in wine glasses, perusing wine-themed items for sale and …
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Zut alors! English fizz trumps champagne in blind wine tasting
“English sparkling wine has been regarded as bit of a joke for years, but with similar chalky soils to some of France’s best vineyards, and big improvements in winemaking, we wanted to find out if the delicious wines we’d been drinking could now …

Wine tasting and makeovers at Wine Cafe’s girls night out
On Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the Hay Street location will feature complimentary wine tastings and tasty treats from Chef Mei Personal Chef Service, the Sweet Palette and Edible Arrangements. Plus enjoy free mini make-overs by Sunshine Makeup …
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Liquor Commission Launches Wine Tasting Series

cusineLiquor Commission Launches Wine Tasting Series
Responding to a surge in popularity of premium wines, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) is launching an exclusive wine tasting series featuring numerous varietals of fine wines, according to a press statement. A “Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot …

Classic movie & wine tasting event in Henderson Co.
You can enjoy an outdoor movie event and local wine in Henderson County, all while benefiting a local non-profit. Vintage & Vino for VIC at Boucherie Winery begins at 7 p.m. Friday. It’s an outdoor screening of the classic movie “Some Like it Hot …
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Wine tasting held
A drawing for gift baskets was held at a wine tasting sponsored by the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the Valley Wine Cellar in Wintersville. On hand were, from left, Brandy Puskarich of Puskarich Accounting, which donated the baskets; …
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Experts say French heat wave is killing wine production

cusineExperts say French heat wave is killing wine production
“In terms of the dryness on the ground, the situation remains tense over a large part of the country,” said Francois Vinit from Meteo France, the national weather forecaster. This has also had an impact on other French food production. Cabbage and corn …
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France’s Bonduelle prepares bid for Green Giant: report
French food group Bonduelle SCA is in discussions to team up with Centerview Partners in a bid to acquire General Mills Inc’s Green Giant frozen and canned vegetable business, according to people familiar with the matter. Bonduelle shares rose 3 …
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Food truck offers fast food to Fayette County Courthouse crowd
Smith “has been washing dishes since the age of 15” and graduated from culinary school at Westmoreland County Community College in 2007. He learned much of his trade while working some years ago at Chez Gerard, an authentic French restaurant once …
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Beyond the Beach: Inside Malibu’s Emerging Wine Scene

cusineBeyond the Beach: Inside Malibu’s Emerging Wine Scene
But wine tastings? Not so much. And yet, a year ago, this coastal area just 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles got its own American Viticultural Area status, designating it as an official wine-growing region. With a landscape mimicking Italy—rocky …
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Napa Valley wine region named Super Bowl destination
Visit Napa Valley and the Napa Valley Vintners have joined forces to promote the Napa Valley during Super Bowl week. Super Bowl Sunday, next Feb. 7, will be hosted at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Super Bowl Week begins Jan. 30, with a series of …
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Macy’s adds wine offerings
“This flagship wine brand will create additional exposure for and loyalty to the Macy’s wine category among its customers, enhancing the overall Macy’s experience,” KDM president Jonathan Gelula said. This is the third private label KDM has launched on …
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Latest Wine News

cusineHorse and Hound Wine Festival raises a glass for good causes – NewsAdvance
Hundreds of people converged Saturday on the Horse and Hound Wine Festival at Peaks of Otter Winery to sip wine and bring their dogs out for a walk. Vineyard owners Nancy Johnson and her husband, Danny, started the festival 11 years ago as a way to …
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Granite State Restaurants Make Wine Lovers List | Portsmouth, NH Patch
Wine Spectator Magazine has released the winners of the 2015 Restaurant Awards, which honor outstanding eateries with extraordinary wine lists and this year, a number of New Hampshire establishments made the list of 3,600 around the globe, according …

Wine & Design: Watercolor Painting – Press of Atlantic City: Calendar
Bring your creativity and your favorite bottle of wine for an afternoon of Wine & Design! This month’s event is hosted by artist Steve Kuzma, who will be on hand to offer advice and instruction. Practice painting from life with the provided floral …
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Wine merchant, Italian restaurant set for downtown Longview

cusineWine merchant, Italian restaurant set for downtown Longview
Italian immigrants Pietro and Rosaria Filippazzo opened Pietro’s, a New York-style quick-serve pizza restaurant, 37 years ago in Longview Mall. That location closed 10 years ago, and they are now semi-retired. Their son, Joseph, continues to operate a …
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Local restaurant hopes to bring Northern Italian flavor to St. Augustine
“We may not open until 4:30 p.m., but we’re at the restaurant all day.” Northern Italian food is different from cuisine usually found in Italian restaurants because the dishes are made with olive oil and fresh vegetables instead of heavy sauces and …
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Andiamo! makes Italian food into a special occasion
Andiamo! styles itself a “neighborhood trattoria,” and that it is, to the extent that it serves simple Italian classics in an informal atmosphere. With its starched tablecloths and whimsical decoration, however, it’s also suitable for a “special …
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