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Vanderbilt Reserve Collection

Biltmore Winery is located in Asheville, North Carolina part home to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, as they extend through Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina as well. George Vanderbilt, grandson of famed industria...
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Robert Mondavi Winery Limited-Edition ‘To Kalon Vine in Graphite’

Robert Mondavi Winery Celebrates To Kalon Vineyard with Limited-Edition ‘To Kalon Vine in Graphite’

Robert Mondavi Winery has commissioned San Francisco artist Agelio Batle to create a limited-edition work of art inspired by the vines of the renowned To Kalon Vineyard. The object, called To Kalon Vine in Graphite, celebrates ...
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Holiday Entertaining and Christmas Dinner Menu Inspiration

I love my Pinterest boards, I have gotten much inspiration from spending countless hours scanning boards and pins. Today I created a new board focused solely on menus and recipes for Christmas, and holiday entertaining I titled...
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South Florida Food and Wine Chefs Panel Event

South Florida Food Tours; Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the Palm Beaches

South Florida is without a doubt a melting pot for the senses; a multitude of sights, sounds, and flavors. All of this combined makes this vast area one very exciting culinary destination from Palm Beach to South Beach, and eve...
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How To Buy Champagne For The Holidays

If you’re a Champagne novice the first step is, [just like anything else],  know what you like and go from there. Price has nothing to do with it, so take that qualifier out of the game right now. Don’t let names s...
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Affordable Sparkling Wines For The Holidays

It doesn’t always have to be about Champagne when it comes to sparkling wine and it doesn’t have to be pricey to be satisfying or palate pleasurable. We’re highlighting four very different sparkling wines, eac...
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Parducci Vineyards, True Grit

Parducci Wine Cellars True Grit

Parducci Wines’ True Grit pays homage to legendary screen actor John Wayne. Tom and Tim Thornhill, owners of Parducci Wine Cellars, were once told that their Petite Sirah was the “John Wayne of red wines,” and there y...
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National Food and Drink Days in December

It’s always something, and national food and drink holidays are no exception. While seemingly silly and superfluous it is a public relations dream come true. How some of these commemorative days come into being is ironically ...
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Let’s Talk and Drink Pure Chablis

Chablis, history From the days of  Tiparello Sweet Tip Cigars, Station Wagons with side wood paneling, Love’s Baby Soft, All in the Family, and Burger King’s slogan “have it your way”, comes the America...
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Merryvale Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Merlot

Merryvale Vineyards Wine Dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille

Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery producing small production lots from select vineyard sources. For over 30 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale...
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Thanksgiving Recipes: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I’m pretty sure this recipe comes from the Food Network as does the sausage stuffing recipe. Before the Food Network became the the behemoth it is now I was a huge fan of the original stars who started the show; the recip...
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Thanksgiving Recipes: Sausage Stuffing

This recipe for sausage stuffing comes courtesy of the Food Network, back in the day when Sara Moulton was the star. This particular recipe is from Sara’s classic show, Cooking Live. I’ve been making this stuffing f...
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Thanksgiving Recipe: Roasted Fennel

Recipe for Roasted Fennel Ingredients 2 fennel bulbs (thick base of stalk), stalks cut off, bulbs halved lengthwise, then cut lengthwise in 1-inch thick pieces Olive oil Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper 4 ounces Pecorino-Romano ...
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Champagne Brunch, Ritz Carlton Palm Beach

Brunch Unlimited. South Florida Weekend Brunches Serving Unlimited Mimosas & Bloody Mary’s

Limitless. Unlimited. Bottomless. Endless. Call it what you will. Weekend Brunching is about indulging, endlessly. Many restaurants running up and down the coastline from Palm Beach to South Beach are serving a la carte brunch ...
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10 Glasses; Moderate to Pricey California Wines For Thanksgiving

Ten recommended California wines ranging in price from $22-$98 for Thanksgiving. 2012 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay ($48 SRP) rich, lush full bodied Chardonnay; long, rich and elegant finish. Appealing to both the lean style Cha...
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8 Glasses, Value to Moderate Priced Wines For Thanksgiving

Italian and French value to moderately priced wines, $10.99-$25 for Thanksgiving. Mionetto Prestige Organic Prosecco (SRP $16): A delicate perfume of elderflower with subtle fragrances of green apple. Green apple on the palat...
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White Truffle Risotto

White Truffle Dinners in South Florida

October marks the peaks of truffle season, when Alba, Italy proudly captivates the gastronomic world with its fresh crop of the rare and highly coveted White Truffle Mushrooms, also known as the “Diamonds of the Kitchen”. T...
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South Florida Food and Wine Chef’s Panel at the Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival

While chef panel discussions are nothing new, I’ve had this idea simmering for some time, going back five years to our very popular Chef in the Spotlight series; I’ve always wanted to do a live collaborative interv...
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Fort Lauderdale Happy Hours

Wherever you land in Fort Lauderdale there’s always a drink special being offered. Happy Hours are a hot commodity for restaurants and hotels in South Florida. More often than not there are some great steals and deals to be...
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National Food and Drink Days in November

It’s always something, and national food and drink holidays are no exception. While seemingly silly and superfluous it is a public relations dream come true. How some of these commemorative days come into being is ironically ...
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Bungalow 23 Culinary Cocktail Mixers

Bungalow 23 Culinary Cocktail Mixer

SPONSOR Bungalow 23 is a cocktail mixer hand crafted for premium spirits, and for those who enjoy them. It’s full of fresh fruit purees, real fruit juices, and homemade extracts made from fresh cut herbs. Each ingredient ...
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Product Finds: Gourmet Foods

As part of my Chefs Panel & Brunch event at the Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival on November 9th, each attendee will receive a gift bag. I channeled my inner Oprah wanting to give the attendees a gift bag they’d...
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Columbus Salame

 SPONSOR Columbus Salumeria: Inspired in Italy. Founded in San Francisco. Columbus Salame is one of the most respected producers of fine foods in the country. In addition to authentic, 100% pork salame, Columbus manufactures ...
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South Florida Boutique Wine Shops – Where to buy wine

The best wine finds are at boutique wine stores, independently owned and operated. The best, because of the individual attention and knowledge the proprietors possess, who are more than willing to share their wine savvy with yo...
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Cooking Classes in South Florida

South Florida Chefs, their talents and their styles vary as do the foods they prepare. For an exciting journey into some of the most renowned and not so renowned kitchens in South Florida I’ve compiled a list of some of ...
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