Author Archives: Premier Group

Three Summer Reds for a Cold Eggplant Sandwich

I am a lover of eggplant, but I have not found it easy to make myself. Either it absorbs so much oil in cooking that it is saturated or there is an unpleasant bitterness to the seeds and pulp that … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Hunt Country Vineyards – Riding the Harvest Machine!

Hunt Country Vineyards, located on the pristine waters of Lake Keuka in the Finger Lakes, is no newcomer to winemaking.  Celebrating its 30th year as a winery, Hunt’s 50 acres of vineyards are a treasure trove of classic European and … Continue reading

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Video Blog: The story of Rkatsiteli

Third generation winemaker Frederick Frank, President of Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, tells the story behind the success of one of their most unique wines, Rkatsiteli.  Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region on steep shores of … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Leonard Oakes Estate Winery – Part I

An interview with Wendy Oakes Wilson of Leonard Oakes Estate Winery on the Niagara Wine Trail. (Visit our YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/PremierWine, for more videos by Premier)

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Keep it simple: Serrano Pizza and Eric & Joel Durand 2004 Cornas Empreintes

Most pizza nights begin with a craving. For days I could practically taste a full-bodied, dark and spicy Syrah! Thus, I began by considering ingredients that would match a cool climate Syrah. I had chosen the 2004 Durand Cornas Empreintes. … Continue reading

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On the Syrah Trail

The quintessential syrahs at one time were the fresh, cool climate, peppery reds of the Northern Rhône—the famous, harrowing steep vineyards of Côte Rôtie and the miniscule production of Hermitage set the standard for the grape. There were a handful … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Modern Greek Wines

Travel video clips from our trip to Greece with wine importer VOS selections. (Visit our YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/PremierWine, for more videos by Premier) Here’s some more info about Greek wines on Wikipedia.

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Video Blog: Freedom Run Winery

An interview with Larry Manning, owner of Freedom Run Winery on the Niagara Wine Trail. (Visit our YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/PremierWine, for more videos by Premier)

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Food & Wine: Rounds of Dough

Over the weekend, the great pizza pie spirit once again moved me. Staring into the silent, inactivity of the refrigerator straining to imagine how one might unite a handful of disparate ingredients. My dough, made the previous day, was looming, … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Clear Creek Distillery

Video from our visit to Clear Creek Distillery in Portland, Oregon in July, 2010. Interviews with owner/distiller Steve McCarthy and Lynn Bower. (Visit our YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/PremierWine, for more videos by Premier)

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