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One of my favorite things to do is to go to a restaurant and let the chef create a tasting menu for us. It’s one of the perks of being in the biz and/or knowing the chef at a particular restaurant. For me, it’s an opportunity to see what the chef can really do, how...
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Jon Troutman My Website · My Articles Posted: April 27th, 2010 Spring is very much here. April showers are almost totally behind us and May flowers are blooming. Guys, you know what that means…besides the fact that you have to change all the window screens. We’re firing up the grill! With barbecue ribs, kabobs, sunshine...
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RePosted from the Cork’d Blog Finally, a Perfect Food and Wine Pairing System Patrick (Kahuna) PetruccelloMy Website · My Articles Posted: May 16th, 2010 Years and years of drinking wine, and even more years of eating food, have allowed me to develop a precise system for matching the perfect wine with any food. A system...
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One of the nice things about living in Ventura County is the close proximity to Santa Ynez. This wonderful area boasts numerous wineries along with several quaint areas to shop and dine. It’s a great place for a weekend getaway or just to spend the day.  So a few weeks ago I spent a Saturday...
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Recently I was able to begin a relationship with the Cork’d blog. This is very exciting for me since this will help to provide great wine content for my readers. I’ll be getting great advice on wines and pairings. Below is a wonderful article about a recently done Blind Chardonnay tasting.  Check it out –...
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I love pears. The firm crisp ones that many people think are a bit under ripe. I’m not a soft or mushy fruit kinda guy. It’s a textural thing about me but I like my pears and apples to be firm and have some crunch. I’m not looking for unripe fruit just fruit that I...
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The drive to Avila Beach is beautiful. It was a gorgeous clear day when I arrived at Pier 3. I walked down the long pier past the pelicans and some other vendors to the end where I found the Old Port Fisheries Company. I found Mike, whom I had been corresponding with via email and...
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Green Holiday Soiree Think Globally – Eat Locally – Thursday December 10th – 6PM to 11PM Fine Culinary Experience has created a green, festive holiday celebration that will be the talk of the town! They’ve put the event together by special arrangement with Marrakesh House in Culver City, California 90232 the showcase green remodel private...
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The Cornell Winery and Tasting Room, located in the Santa Monica Mountains, on Mulholland Hwy, is nestled in the tiny historic town of Cornell.  Specializing in wines grown in the Santa Monica mountain region.  With over 50 vineyards in the area, this region is producing some great wine varieties. Helen and I walked into an...
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