Food & Drink

WINE SAVVY: Three Styles of Dry White Wine

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the column which ran on 7/5/2016: Three Styles of Dry White Wine Sometimes people crinkle their nose at the words “dry white wine” but they also roll their eyes at the thought of “sweet white wine.” On the other hand, some just say, “I only like red … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: Spain’s Rioja wines taste of strawberry, leather

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the column which ran on 6/22/2016: Spain’s Rioja Wines Strawberry and leather make an odd flavor combination. Nobody eats strawberry leather pie. While we don’t eat leather, the aroma of a fine leather coat or supple leather bag can be quite pleasing and strawberries, with their slightly … Continue reading »

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Organic Wine

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the column which ran on 5/25/2016: Organic Wine Wine is a man-made beverage that has been produced and consumed for more than 7,000 years. At its core, wine is simple and easy to make. The recipe is: grow grapes, harvest grapes, smash grapes in a container, leave … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: Best Wine for Thanksgiving

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the column which ran on 11/25/2015: One wine for Thanksgiving If I had to choose just one wine to pair with Thanksgiving dinner it would be Alsatian gewurztraminer. I can hear you tripping over the word. Let’s take it in pieces; gewurtz means spicy in German, and … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY – The Health Benefits of Wine

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the article which ran on 1/21/2015: Wine doesn’t often fit into a New Years resolution. After all the dinner parties, holiday get togethers and sweets, drinking more wine isn’t something included in a resolution. A New Years resolution is often about health, renewal, or reduction of vice. … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: Learn the varietal – Chardonnay

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the article which ran on 11/12/2014: If you go out to a restaurant and order the house white there’s a very good chance it will be a glass of chardonnay. Chardonnay is a white grape that comes from an impossibly small village in the Burgundy … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: Rich, Ripe, German Riesling

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the article which ran on 10/29/2014: Some of the most delicious and most food friendly wines made anywhere in the world are German rieslings. Riesling is a noble grape, meaning it translates a sense of place where it is grown. The best places on our … Continue reading »

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Summer Wines and Last Chance France

In case you don’t get our newsletter, here’s what we sent out yesterday. Hi Folks – I bet you have been wondering what has been going on in wine news. It’s been a while since we last wrote. We took some time off of teaching over the (really long) winter but we kept busy by … Continue reading »

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Bailly Lapierre Wine Cave on the Nivernais

On one of the very hottest days on the Nivernais we were lucky to be close to the Bailly Lapierre “Crémant de Bourgogne” Wine Cave – literally in a cave! (Click here to see maps.) We parked our boat on the bank of the canal and hiked up (yes, UP, UP, and more UP) to the … Continue reading »

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Hosting a Wine Event in your Home

Would you like learn more about wine from the comfort of your own home? No problem! You can host a wine education event in your home and we can help you plan it. Here’s a link to a photo album of a recent private, in-home wine event to give you an idea of how the … Continue reading »

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