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Twice in the past three months, the wine world has been rocked by news from Robert Parker, the world’s most famous wine critic.   In December, Parker announced that he’d sold a “substantial interest” in the Wine Advocate, the influential …

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In the fast-moving world of wine and food the only thing that is constant is change.  My personal pillar of fine wine and fine dining in the San Diego area is no exception to this dynamic.  The Grand Del Mar …

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Chicken Liver Crostini       Ingredients: Chicken livers Onion or shallots Olive oil Prosciutto fat Parsley Celery Carrot White wine or Marsala   Preparation: Even those who cannot stand liver will like this. You will want 3 to 4 chicken …

Pasta Shells With Goat Cheese & Broccoli   Ingredients:  For The Sauce: 4 Tablespoons Butter 1/4 Cup All-purpose Flour 3 1/2 Cups Whole Milk 10 Ounces Grated Fontina Cheese 1 Cup Soft Goat Cheese Salt & Pepper 4 Cups Broccoli …

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A wealth of new releases, poured in double the number of wine shows and winemaker appearances in restaurants, resorts and wine bars, have swept into the market.  This has given consumers more choices than ever.   In California, the size …

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Asparagus Cream Pasta Sauce The sauce alone is wonderful thick, creamy, and full of fresh asparagus flavor.  What intrigued me about the recipe is that you cook the asparagus and cut off the tips to save and to toss with …

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Crisp and rich with the flavors of tropical fruit, the appreciative guests raised their just-poured 2010 Chardonnay as one, and saluted the lone host of the evening, celebrating his 90th birthday.  Mike Grgich, the maker of the wine, and many …

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For the past three decades, wine enthusiasts have shuddered when presented with American rosé. The reason? Domestic rosé has long been associated with the cheap, sweet “blush” wines that became popular in the 1980s, like Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel. While …

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What is one the most widely used document in the Italian language in our good old USA? No, it is not a collection of Neapolitan song lyrics or the Constitution of the Italian Republic or the memoires of Giuseppe Garibaldi, …

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Last week, more than 100 wine producers gathered in San Francisco to celebrate America’s take on the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France’s Rhone Valley. The producers — known collectively as the “Rhone Rangers” — trace their roots …

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