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Here's a great website for Paleo food, resources & reviews

Date: Wed, Aug 4, 2010 Wine Tasting

A tip of the hat to Nell Stephenson for this link. Check out paleofood.com if you are interested in any of the following things (run there if you are fanatical about these things): Paleo cookbooks and reviews Where to buy...

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Get your lime on: Margarita tasting at Tres Agaves in SF

Date: Sun, Apr 25, 2010 Wine Tasting

I recently attended an informal margarita tasting at Tres Agaves restaurant in San Francisco. I've sampled some great aged tequila in the past, but usually pass on margaritas unless the place is known for being top-notch - too often, the...

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A South African find: the 2008 Spice Route "Chakalaka"

Date: Mon, Apr 19, 2010 Wine Tasting

Review of the excellent Spice Route "Chakalaka" red wine from South Africa, with food pairing suggestions.

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How to Make a Great Hamburger at Home

Date: Sun, Apr 18, 2010 Wine Tasting

If you love a good burger but are leery of ground meat these days (if you are not, this NY Times article may give you pause), then here is your solution. This recipe is inspired by "The Julia Burger" in...

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Going fast: get a discounted ticket to the Austria Uncorked wine event in SF

Date: Fri, Apr 16, 2010 Wine Tasting

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board and the Austrian Trade Commission are hosting an event in San Francisco on May 3 that is sure to be a good time. The event is called "Austria Uncorked" and features more than 80 Austrian...

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Wine Review: Chateau Lamy Corbieres 2006

Date: Thu, Apr 15, 2010 Wine Tasting

Wines from France's Languedoc region have consistently impressed me as great values ever since I began exploring them while on vacation several years ago. Most are earthy with a fair bit of ripe fruit flavors throughout (it gets hot in...

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If you want to be a healthy foodie, get to know ANDI

Date: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

If you are a Whole Foods shopper in Northern California, you have probably begun to see signs popping up all around the store touting "ANDI" and what foods have high "ANDI scores." Who is this ANDI guy and why should...

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Scotch Review: Laphroaig 15 year old

Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 Wine Tasting

The ubiquitous Laphroaig 10 year old edition is a real love-it-or-hate-it litmus test for scotch aficionados. The "Islay character" of smoke and peatiness is on full-throated display in that malt (if you love it), or it reeks of medicinal iodine...

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Book Review: American Game Cooking, by John Ash and Sid Goldstein

Date: Mon, Apr 12, 2010 Wine Tasting

Book review of "American Game Cooking" by John Ash and Sid Goldstein - how to cook healthy & nutritious game meats and what wines to pair with them

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Scotch review: Springbank 10 year old

Date: Fri, Apr 9, 2010 Wine Tasting

Scotch review of Campbeltown style of scotch, and Springbank 10 year old in particular

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Balvenie-Glenfiddich tasting at Nihon Whisky Lounge

Date: Thu, Apr 8, 2010 Wine Tasting

A private tasting with Glenfiddich and The Balvenie at Nihon Whisky Lounge in San Francisco

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What's for Dinner: The best chili recipe

Date: Thu, Jan 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

The best chili recipe, plus beer and wine pairings

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What's for Dinner: Pollo in Salsa Piccante (Chicken in Piquant Tomato Sauce)

Date: Sun, Nov 8, 2009 Wine Tasting

This is a fantastic autumn dish from The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy by Domenica Marchetti, and is perfect for when the weather turns colder and the sun begins to set much earlier after turning back the clocks. Nothing...

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An Interview with Ray Pearson, The Glenfiddich Ambassador (part II)

Date: Sat, Nov 7, 2009 Wine Tasting

I recently had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with Ray Pearson, who is Brand Ambassador (Western Division) for Glenfiddich single malts. Here is part II of our interview; part I can be found here. What is Glenfiddich’s...

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