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New Beaujolais and Thanksgiving  with video
November 17, 2009
November brings both the New Beaujolais and Thanksgiving, and the two are not mutually exclusive. Few wines are versatile enough to be compatible with an entire Thanksgiving Dinner, but Beaujolais comes close. ...
Summer wines  with video
July 10, 2009
Summer at last is coming to Indiana, and summer in this part of the Midwest can be stiflingly hot and very humid. It is very conducive to beer consumption. But it is also conducive to patio dinners, cook- ...
FARMBloomington  with video
July 9, 2009
Christine Barbour, Bloomington food writer, called the FARMBloomington an “idiosyncratic shrine.” Others call it a restaurant, a speakeasy, a café, a music hall. They are all correct. The FARMBloomington ...
Restaurant Wine Lists  with video
February 10, 2009
A restaurant wine list can be an intimidating document. Most of them are not user friendly and are not organized in a way helpful to patrons with limited knowledge about wines and where they come from ...
Ordering wine in a restaurant  with video
February 10, 2009
So you’ve read the books, the wine reviews, and you’ve learned the rankings of the experts, and now you’re in a restaurant ready to order wine for dinner. With luck, you may be asked if you want a dr ...
Wine and cheese  with video
October 14, 2008
Horse and carriage, love and marriage, wine and cheese – natural partners all, especially wine and cheese. Love sometimes falls out of a marriage, and horses and carriages fell out of daily use generatio ...
Wines and outdoor grilling  with video
September 29, 2008
Outdoor grilling is considered a summer thing. But in Brown County, especially when the fall foliage begins to attract visitors from all over the place, outdoor grilling becomes a very special experience. ...
Wine in a restaurant  with video
May 20, 2008
Be sure to watch the video at right featuring interviews with Chef Dave and Kristen Tallent of the Restaurant Tallent, Bloomington, IN. It isn’t often that a restaurant has its wine list reviewed in THE WIN ...
Master Pinot Noir like a pro
April 3, 2008
At the Inn at Little Washington, the renowned Virginia country inn celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, wine has always played an important role. But in its early days, chef-owner Patrick O’Connell wasn ...
Wine picks
April 3, 2008
KAREN’S PICK: 2005/2006 Etude Carneros Pinot Noir RATIONALE: A smooth-as-silk and extremely food-friendly pinot noir that sings with salmon, tuna or lamb. COUNTRY: United States REGION: California (Carneros) ...
Wine and taste sensations  with video
March 24, 2008
Make sure to watch the video at right on food and wine pairings, featuring Allen Dale 'Ole' Olson with Kathryn S. Gardiner, Mike Leonard, & Bob Zaltsberg, wine amateurs. How often at a summer barbecue do y ...
Favorites of a new generation
March 27, 2008
After 2 1/2 years of weekly wine tastings, the Young Winos of Los Angeles have a few favorites. These recommendations, with excerpts from tasting notes compiled by members during recent tasting sessions, can be ...
Sporty wines for charity
March 27, 2008
Raise your glass for a good cause. And your favorite athlete. In an unusual and surprisingly successful blend of sports and retail philanthropy, a wine company is launching its second vintage of athlete-endo ...
Oregon wineries crush record amount of wine grapes for third consecutive year
March 27, 2008
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon produced and crushed a record amount of grapes in 2007, the third year in a row it has hit such highs. Experts say it's the result of the right mix of good weather and demand for O ...