Monthly Archives: February 2011

Video Blog: Eveningside Vineyard

Here’s an interview with Randy Biehl, a West Seneca native and owner/winemaker at Eveningside Vineyards on Niagara Wine Trail. This was taken in August 2010. (Visit our YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/PremierWine, for more videos by Premier)

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Video Blog: Niagara Wine Trail

Here’s a series of interviews we conducted with winemakers/owners along the Niagara Wine Trail in August 2010: (Visit our YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/PremierWine, for more videos by Premier)

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Food & Wine: Eat your Turnip!

Last summer, a friend of mine who loves to cook and I developed a mutual addiction to experimental pizza and, naturally, finding delicious wines to match.  Not being equipped with a wood-fired, brick oven did not deter us from pursuing exalted flavors. … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Sparkling Wines

So this past Christmas, I had my family come to my house for brunch, and along with the standard food (eggs, potatoes, toast) I decided to have mimosas.  That morning when all the guests arrived, I mixed a pitcher of … Continue reading

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Irish Eyes Are Smiling

The Irish insist that Irish whiskey is the oldest distilled beverage in the world. A bold claim? It may be to some, perhaps, but monastic distilleries (run by monks, of all people) began to spring up in Ireland in the … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Hermann Wiemer Vineyards

Here’s an interview we had with estate manager Oskar Bynke and winemaker Fred Merwarth of Herman J. Wiemer winery on Seneca Lake, New York in September 2010: (Visit our YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/PremierWine, for more videos by Premier)

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What to Pair?

One of the reasons I love reading Dr. Vino’s wine blog is the series of Impossible Food Pairing pieces that he does. As of yet, I haven’t seen him tackle what I believe to be one of the most difficult … Continue reading

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Katherine’s Visit to Argentina, Part One

I had the most wonderful opportunity to travel to Argentina at the beginning of January this year!  The weather there this time of year is sunny and beautiful with daytime temperatures in the 80′s going down to the 50′s at … Continue reading

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A Look at Scotland’s Scotch Whisky Regions

Like wine, Scotch whisky’s character and taste profile are products of its environment, geographic factors, climate, and weather. Taken together, these forces collectively are called terroir, a French word that has no English translation but has everything to do with … Continue reading

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Carmenere: The Lost Varietal

I’ve read an awful lot about wine — all the major publications, the top wine blogs and all the informational packets that winemakers and sales reps send me — and it’s all interesting to me on some level.  But every … Continue reading

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