Acclaimed Hill Country winery pours onto list of the world's 100 best for 2022

HYE, Texas — (CultureMap Austin) One Texas winery just landed on one of the most exclusive wine lists of them all. At an event held in Argentina's wine capital, Mendoza, the World’s Best Vineyards organization revealed this year’s top wine destinations for 2022. Texas' own William Chris Vineyards came in at No. 56, the only Texas vineyard on the list and one of only seven wineries from the U.S.
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Laurita Winery’s Holiday Brunch Is On For 2022

The holiday season is in full swing and there’s so much to do to celebrate right in our area! Laurita Winery is one of New Jersey’s most popular wineries and they always have a packed schedule during the holidays. They just announced they’re going to be hosting the...
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‘Winter Secrets’ walking tour heads to Stony Brook Village

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) has announced their next walking tour – “Winter Secrets”, on Wednesday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m. As participants stroll the walkways of Stony Brook Village with a toasty cup of hot chocolate from Stony Brook Chocolate, they will hear about Stony Brook residents, artifacts and the holiday spirit. Stories include gilded age socialite Alida Emmet’s holiday parties, the year Dorothy Melville saved the holidays, arctic fever and the Polaris whaleboat, finding joy during the holiday season (and beyond) during the Great Depression, and more!
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Festive pairings of wine and food

The Walla Walla Wine Alliance website describes this Holiday Barrel Weekend "amidst the festive atmosphere of the season, winemakers and cellar staff provide samples of future releases straight from the wine barrel." But some wineries took things a little further for their wine-loving guests. SMAK Wines, in the airport district,...

Winc Sinks Into Bankruptcy as Taste for Wine Subscriptions Sours

You might have thought that an online wine club would be impervious to consumers’ belt-tightening. News came last week that Winc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company had gone public a bit more than a year ago. Last November, the company’s initial public offering (IPO) raised $22 million...

Yuletide in the Country took place this weekend

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit quicker than shopping for something special, like perhaps a one of a kind gift. People were able to do just that at Yuletide in the Country this weekend. This is the 27th year for the holiday artisan market, which...

Incident at popular spot is site of hilarious childhood memory

old bench in parkPhoto byBryan Dickerson/UnsplashonUnsplash. This is based on a true story, though I changed my cousin’s name at her request:. The town I grew up in has several lakes, and there are walking paths along many. Some are paved, while others are carved from thousands of shoes walking in them each year.

Wine Press: Unraveling the mystery of Montepulciano and Montalcino wines

Making sense of some wines can sometimes seem as confusing as many of the convoluted plots in murder mysteries by Agatha Christie or Arthur Conan Doyle. But once you make sense of it all, knowing more about a particular wine can be just as satisfying as figuring out who’s the killer in a Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes story.

Delaware lawmaker to revive wine-by-mail bill

A Republican lawmaker hopes 2023 will be the year Delaware legalizes the direct shipment of wine. Rep. Mike Smith, R-Pike Creek, authored a bill in the last General Assembly to allow Delawareans to have wine shipped directly to their homes.  The House Economic Development Committee released the bill but it was not allowed to the House floor for a vote.  ... Read More

At Sea For A Spell

For my husband Kenny and I, cruising is our favorite way to travel. We love the freedom, adventure and serenity that we experience while at sea, so much so that we have taken 45 cruises, so far. Kenny is my personal travel planner, and he put together two trans-Atlantic voyages....

Tartines are the Fancy French Take on Topped Toasts

Classic French recipes inspire a trio of carefully crafted, endlessly elegant tartines. A French open-faced sandwich, called a tartine, possesses a certain refinement. Whether it’s a length of crisp-chewy baguette spread with soft salted butter and adorned with crisp dark chocolate shavings (a common “goûter,” or afternoon snack) or a thick slice of levain, lightly toasted, generously smeared with creamy Roquefort, and embellished with violet wedges of fig, a thoughtfully designed tartine displays a range of flavors and textures and caters to the eyes as well as the palate. My favorite versions require a knife and fork, not because their striking looks call for the formality of silverware but because they’re substantial enough to be a light lunch or brunch. Milwaukee

Cooking Mom: Just Leave It Beef and Wine

The Cooking Mom joins FOX6 WakeUp with a dish that's perfect for dinner tonight. You can find the recipe below and if you want more of cooking mom delicious recipes go to Ingredients. 3 to 4 pounds chuck roast - cut in 2-inch cubes. 1 can (10.75 ounces) cream...

Maujiang-flavored old wine

[Maujiang-flavored old wine] Every drop is the taste of hometown!. The product is aimed at the Chinese consumer group, and the whole picture is relatively simple and elegant. With national feelings as the leading element, wine is used as the carrier to convey homesickness.

An Abruzzo Winemaker’s Climate-Change Story Includes Burgundy

In 2015, winemaker Cristiana Tiberio installed more-powerful air-conditioning in her cellar in the soft hills of Cugnoli high up in the Abruzzian province of Pescara. One of a wine cellar’s three definitions is stability, and so when it looked like temperatures could be counted on to bounce around, the unpredictable required smoothing — “you have to prevent certain conditions,” Tiberio says of making wine. Late spring 2022 brought monthslong heat and sun, and for the first time AC to the tasting room, where visitors had begun pouring sweat. With such adaptions to climate change come other more subtle ones, of listening to her vineyards guided by forces in near opposite terrain and grapes from her region, but which have been growing and recording wine for much much longer than Cugnoli has: “Burgundy [has] a deep historical heritage and evidence backing up the importance of terroir,” Tiberio says. “It also offers the opportunity to evaluate how much climate change is affecting viticulture. I’m wondering how and if wines that are historically famous for their delicacy and transparency of site will be impacted by climate change compared with richer, bigger wines made elsewhere in the world.”

Huqiao Winery spirit

In the Spring and Autumn Periods, Bian He, a native of Chu, was famous all over the world for his “Bi of Heshi”. Later generations settled on the banks of the Hudu River and made a living in Amitabha Temple for several generations. Later generations collected raw jade...