Wine & Dine

Sonoma Winter WINEland Part 2: Dutton-Goldfield

(Part 1) First stop on the Winter WINEland trail: DUTTON-GOLDFIELD, where we were formally greeted outside the tasting room with a glass of their 2011 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay Russian River...
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Sonoma Winter WINEland Part 1

I’m not much of a Napa man. That doesn’t mean I’m not a fan of its most famous export Cabernet Sauvignon, and if you’d like to buy me a bottle...
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Summer Hitlist 3: Maimonide of Brooklyn

I make a point of checking out different vegan eating establishments whenever I’m in New York City – there probably isn’t another metropolis of this size in the world that...
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Featured Winery: Hudson-Chatham

A few weeks ago, we finally paid a visit to Hudson-Chatham Winery, one of many that have opened in recent years in the Hudson Valley, and apparently the first to...
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Cooperstown Brewing

After stopping in at Brewery Ommegang (see previous post), I continued just a couple of miles down Route 33 to Cooperstown Brewing. The difference between the breweries could hardly be...
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Brewery Ommegang

While in Cooperstown this month for the Rural Schools Conference, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to stop in on the area’s biggest tourist attraction. No, not the Baseball Hall...
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Cask: The Modern Beer Drinker’s Heaven on Earth

If Britain is currently enjoying a Renaissance in Real Ale, then Cask is perhaps the Leonardo da Vinci of its rejuvenated pubs. (This may be a mixed metaphor, but we’re...
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The New British Indie Scene: Beer to Swear By

British drinkers of my generation grew up knocking back gaseous, industrially produced, primarily foreign lagers. I should know; I was amongst them. God knows why; perhaps because everyone else was...
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