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Jackson Mississippi: The new culinary darling child of the south awaits you

SEATTLE — Jackson Mississippi; home of the blues, was on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s and is now a culinary destination. Perhaps the best word to come up with that describes its rise in the culinary world is, diversity. Over the course of the last decade or so, Jackson has ...

Idaho: The next great frontier of pacific northwest wine

SEATTLE — You love wine, you love good people and you love incredible scenery with great food options. Visit Idaho. You heard me, go to Idaho. At what may seem to fly in the face of stereotyping the state for its famous potatoes, you need to check out its blossoming wine culture. What we’re starting ...

Red or White: The best 2018 Christmas Wine Guide

SEATTLE:.  With so many clamoring to snatch up last minute Christmas gifts, it can be easy to overlook many a great wine. This somewhat brief line-up comprises a list of white and red wines that will help make your Christmas meals memorable.  Or double as a great gift idea. Keep a few on hand, in ...

2018 Thanksgiving wine description and purchasing guide

SEATTLE: Another Thanksgiving is near and that means my yearly, obligatory Thanksgiving Wine recommendation list. While opinions of what pairs well with the foods at a typical Thanksgiving table vary, one that that most all wino aficionados agree on is that sparkling rose’ goes with nearly everything.  So a nice Sparkling Rose is the no-brainer pick. ...

memorial day, grilling, wine

Some tasty wines for your Memorial Day Grilling

SEATTLE, May 25, 2018 — Memorial Day. A day that evokes visions of great men and women who sacrificed it all towards our freedoms in America and betterment of our lives. Over the years, the long-standing tradition of how many Americans celebrate is around the grill. It doesn’t matter if you’re cooking with a propane ...

Mother’s Day: cocktails and mocktails to toast her day

FORT WORTH, Texas: Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 13th. We pay tribute the second Sunday of each May to our mothers, mother figures, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers. We’ve been doing so as a nation since 1914, when Woodrow Wilson signed the holiday into law. How do we celebrate ...

Eight of our favorite Cinco de Mayo Tequila recipes

There is Tequila Blanco, gold tequila, which is silver tequila with flavoring and coloring added; tequila reposado, aged for at least two months to one year in oak tanks or barrels; and añejo tequilas, aged in barrels a minimum of one year. And we have the recipes you need to make a Cinco de Mayo treat.

Visit Livermore Valley, one of California’s oldest wine growing regions

SEATTLE, April 6, 2018 — Livermore Valley, only 25 minutes from the Oakland airport yet it may as well be hundreds of miles away from anywhere – at least in the mindset of most wine lovers. Napa, Sonoma and Paso Robles grab most of the mind share when it comes to many wine lovers. However, ...

What wine to serve for Easter dinner

FORT WORTH, Texas: Do you know what kind of wine to serve with Easter dinner? To be sure it depends on what you’re serving. Lamb? Ham? There are several websites that are a great help. Information gleaned here is from them. To begin with, expert sommelier, André Compeyre of The Regency Bar & Grill in ...