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2020 Advent Calendars Are Already Here (and Filled With Chocolate, Cheese, Wine & Beer)

The best advent calendar hinges on your personal taste, but if you prioritize food and drink, these 2020 advent calendars—full of everything from cheese and chocolate to wine and beer—are all delicious...

Troubadour Bread & Sandwiches | Healdsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 hours ago

Debuting off the plaza in Healdsburg last month, Troubadour Bread & Sandwiches is a spin-off of Quail & Condor bakery. That right there gives Troubadour a leg up utilizing the variety of excellent ...

A bit of Pre-New Year Humour!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 18 days ago


Wine Deal: 2020 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé "La Dame Rousse"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Domaine de la Mordoree is one of my reliable standbys for the Southern Rhone, so I took notice when this email offer for T-day hit my inbox this morning. "Perfect for Thanksgiving Day to share w...

Value priced screwtop reds

by frajita 1 year ago

Name a few acceptable Merlot or other reds with a screw top under $10.

IMW: Sustainability from the vineyard to the glass webinar, Nov 9, 9AM GMT (free)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"This webinar is a collaboration with the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), an academic and research associate of the IMW. Our expert panellists will tackle how climate change affects t...

Bear Foods, Chelan WA

by kaleokahu 3 months ago

Anyone who's spent much time is this resort and winery town in Central Washington probably already knows that grocery and dry goods shopping there isn't fulfilling or enlightening. Yes, there's a ...

Stay Gold Deli in West Oakland [Split from Horn Barbeque thread]

by tre2012 5 months ago

Someone on the "other" food board posted they got some excellent brisket from the Stay Gold BBQ folks on 2635 San Pablo Ave, Oakland (off 51st St.). It reminded me that quite a while back we had...

Fribourg awards 100 bottles of wine to residents who turn 100

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"...the current program offers a charitable donation or a voucher for use at a local merchant or craftsman to residents who decline the wine offer, but most 100-year-olds opt for the alcoholic beve...

Wine Cellar in the Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

News on an experiment to store wine in the ocean. interesting comments from Raj Parr on textural changes. The rocking motion would be of concern to me. Also that none of the bottles displayed h...

RIP Jim Clendenen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Sunday night the news of the passing of Jim Clendenen, "The Mind Behind" and founder of Au Bon Climat, began to send shock waves through my circles. Jancis Robinson MW's remembrance of his larger t...

Half Bottles of White Wine?

by zackly 7 months ago

We have a friend or two who drink white wine. We generally don't drink white wine at home. I frequently open a new 750ml bottle, pour one glass, put the rest in the fridge then, what I don't use co...

Covid loss of smell: End of the nose for wine lovers?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

A year ago, I heard a New Zealand winemaker on a zoom panel discussion mention losing his sense of taste and smell due to COVID-19 during his just completed harvest season. A close friend from a wi...

US Courts Deliver Body Blows to Wine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

"Wine lovers took a big legal setback on Tuesday, as a US federal appeals court ruled that a Florida wine shop cannot ship wine to customers in Missouri, even though Missouri stores can. The cas...

Non alcoholic wine Toronto

by burlgurl 1 year ago

Has anyone had a half decent non alcoholic wine? Does this even exist? I’d love a dry white wine, but can only guess most existing options are overly sweet juice. Where in Toronto? Have t seen any ...

ISU study indicates diet may help reduce cognitive decline

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Here are four of the most significant findings from the study: 1) Cheese, by far, was shown to be the most protective food against age-related cognitive problems, even late into life; 2) The...

Billingsgate (Four Star Seafood) Opens Softly in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Billingsgate, the seafood market and cafe from the owners of Four Star Seafood & Provisions https://www.chowhound.com/post/star-seafood-provisions-san-francisco-bay-area-delivery-1091761 opened sof...

Use of a plastic film to eliminate the cork taint of a contaminated wine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

I've done this with a corked bottled wine and believed the perceptible TCA was decreased, so it's cool to see an experiment confirm that it does work. The wine does remain somewhat scalped of fruit...

Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Nov 16-22

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"With the goal of promoting Italian culinary traditions and food-and-wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture, the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World reaches it...

A Unicorn Boxed Red Wine?

by Scirocco 1 year ago

Let's face it, boxed wine is not ever going to be involved in fine dining, and in particular, red wines seem to suffer the most. But in general, boxed wine HAS improved over the last decade. So ha...