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Less-traveled Lodi wine region perfect for 2-wheeled wander Start at the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center on Turner Road, where the friendly folks behind the counter are giving away seven varieties of genuine Lodi dirt. “We've got more growers and more acres and more grapes than Napa and Sonoma,” said Josh Spears [...]
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Openings and Closings : Rodeo Goat Is here, Postino Opens This Week Houstonians well remember the colorful newsman Marvin Zindler ( as does anyone who saw the film or musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) and there is a burger named after the man whose " slime in the ice machine!" phrase became a news hour [...]
Bar review: Sips Wine Bar in Safety Harbor Sips Wine Bar in Safety Harbor seemed like a good option. It features a full menu of more than 30 wines from around the world, with another 40 wines available on tap, self-serve style. I'm a sucker for the self-serve format. I first encountered it at [...]
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An Innovative Breakthrough in Automated ATR Sampling Certain spectroscopic sampling techniques adapt more readily to automation. These include diffuse and specular reflection, and transmission. Samples for automated diffuse measurements are often powders. Typical applications requiring high-throughput [...]
... it also costs $1,500. Most Popular Nov 20, 2017 Williams Sonoma just added an item to its website that any wine aficionado would die for, but you'll have to shell out a pretty penny for it. Plum, a genius wine-on-demand appliance, lets you drink a perfectly-chilled glass of wine any time you want, from the comfort of your own home.The $1,500 appliance sounds like a science experiment in the way it works. The machine fits two bottles of wine, each of which are placed into the machine at a...
On Nov. 18, I traveled in a virtual time machine via a vertical tasting of eight Nebbiolo-based wines from Alto Piemonte from 1842–1970.The tasting, Assaggio a Nordovest (A Tasting of Northwest), was organized by the Associazione Vignaioli Colline Biellesi and took place at the stunning Villa Era on the outskirts of Biella in northern Piedmont.Full disclosure: I participated in the tasting, as I provided historical background on the area’s long winemaking tradition for international...
SCOTT HAMMOND/STUFFWine Station manager Michelle Osgood says The Wine Station would act as a central wine tasting hub. Blenheim's railway station is set to become a key stop on Marlborough's wine trail. A new wine tasting hub, named "The Wine Station", will open in the 1913 heritage building at the end of January, with 80 different Marlborough wines on offer for keen wine tourists.Wine Station manager Michelle Osgood said with Marlborough's burgeoning wine tourism scene,...
The following article was posted on January 3rd, 2018, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 18, Issue 44 [ Submit a Story ] The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 18, Issue 44How to pick: Wineries are divided on whether to pick their fruit by hand or machine come harvest seasonBy KAREN GARCIADarkened by the evening sky, rows of grapevines are lit up by large light towers. They provide just the right amount of light for men and women to pick the...