Monthly Archives: March 2011

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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The Many Faces of Bonarda

A few days ago, I was yearning for a glass of a bold South American red wine, possibly something with dark flavors and maybe even a taste of “terroir” or the microclimate of a hot, arid, and thirsty climate.  Jelu … Continue reading

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Pay Attention to South Africa!

Quiz time. Don’t panic. South Africa: a)      is a vibrant, ever-expanding cultural and social center on one of the world’s most diverse contintents. b)      produces excitingly complex wines of outstanding quality ranging from classically styled reds to crisp and floral … Continue reading

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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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