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Walnut Street Café Flexes With a Nine-Wine Dinner Menu

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Walnut Street Cafe’s wine program is no joke. Decorated somm and industry expert Patrick Cappiello serves as wine director, and the list of bottles on offer […]

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Sip wine and savor a date night at Rootstock and Vine in Woodstock

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Enjoy a glass of wine at Rootstock and Vine in historic downtown Woodstock. Photo by One Love Photography.

On a dreary Tuesday night, we found ourselves in downtown historic Woodstock, ready to kick off the holiday season with a date night made for wine lovers. On first approach, the building housing the recently debuted Rootstock and Vine—located at Main Street and Towne Lake Parkway, a corner that housed the Woodstock Post office in the early 1900s—made me regret visiting the district’s only wine bar on such a foul and drizzly evening. Why? Because the two-story space boasts an enviable rooftop ...

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Why Champagne and Fried Chicken Are Perfect Together

Source: Grub Street NY

There is no bad time to drink Champagne, of course. It just so happens that New Year’s Eve is a particularly good time to do it. This is a universal truth that needs no undoing. The only question becomes: What do you want to eat with it? This year, that …

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Kensington Quarters Is Turning Its Second Floor into a Pop-Up Wine Bar

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Sure, we joke about how the holiday hustle is easier to handle with a stiff drink in hand. But there’s something to be said for making sure […]

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Saturday Night Live Is Making Its Own Wines

Source: Grub Street NY

To celebrate comedy and being TV’s longest-running late-night purveyor of it, Saturday Night Live has partnered with “hard-to-find” wine curator Lot18 to create a set of four bottles honoring some of its favorite sketches. The limited-edition series features a mix of three reds and one white that will probably …

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How to Pair Wine With Thanksgiving Leftovers

Source: Grub Street NY

If you’re like me, you have stuffing on the brain. Thanksgiving is the meal I most look forward to all year, and that’s largely because of the leftovers sandwich that comes the next day. In my house, we go classic: toasted white bread, turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, a crucial layer …

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Malbec Monday means half off bottles at this Midtown steakhouse

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Malbec Monday means half off bottles at STK Atlanta. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

STK Atlanta offers half off bottles of Terrazas de los Andes Malbec in the lounge and dining room every Monday. An ideal complement to this favorite varietal, executive chef Andrea Montobbio recently unveiled new seasonal menu offerings for fall including an array of new starters, entrees and sides.
1075 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-793-0144, stkhouse.com.

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Malbec Monday means half off bottles at this Midtown steakhouse

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Staplehouse beverage director Melissa Davis says serve these wines at Thanksgiving

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Staplehouse sommelier and beverage director Melissa Davis. Photo: Melissa Golden

Thanksgiving is likely the most gut-busting meal of the year. For hosts, it’s certainly one of the most stressful to prepare. Thanksgiving for some equates to weeks of planning and days of cooking a multi-dish, family-style throwdown accompanied by an oversized turkey with a pie course. Choosing wines for a meal that incorporates a slew of sweet, savory and buttery rich flavors only adds to the stress.  

Melissa Davis, beverage director and assistant general manager at Staplehouse, says choosing wines for a large meal such as Thanksgiving doesn’t ...

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Raise a Glass to Help Fire-Ravaged California Wine Country

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

When bad things happen, the hospitality industry always seems to step up. Initiatives like #Chefs4Houston and #Chefs4PuertoRico have helped raise much-needed funds for those in […]

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Very Particular Passenger Sues Airline for Serving Sparkling Wine Instead of Champagne

Source: Grub Street NY

A man in Quebec has filed a class-action lawsuit claiming a Canadian airline inflicted actionable damages by serving him a free glass of sparkling wine that wasn’t Champagne. A skimpy pour isn’t what outraged Daniel Macduff on his Sunwing flight to Cuba for a holiday getaway — it was …

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How to Help Victims of California’s Devastating Wildfires

Source: Grub Street NY

The California wildfires have burned thousands of acres, forcing 100,000 people to evacuate and destroying 5,700 homes and buildings. One reporter described evacuated areas as looking “like a country at war.” Many people are now without homes, or have their seen their livelihoods — farms and wineries they own …

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First Look: Miami’s Bulla Gastrobar brings tapas to Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bulla Paella with Valencia style rice, seafood, red sofrito, and saffron. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Bulla Gastrobar opened its first Atlanta location in late September in the 12th & Midtown mixed-use development in Midtown, serving dinner nightly and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Touting a “fun communal atmosphere, imaginative cocktail program and contemporary takes on traditional Spanish tapas,” the menu features signature small plates and larger entrees meant for sharing.

Bulla (pronounced “boo-ya”) is owned by Centurion Restaurant Group, which operates four Florida locations, in Coral Gables, Doral, Winter Park and Tampa.

Managing partner Tony Ramirez, a Miami native who ...

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Wineries May Have Kept California’s Wildfires From Getting Even Worse

Source: Grub Street NY

California’s wildfires in Napa and Sonoma have now claimed 31 lives and scorched an area equivalent to four Disney Worlds, but there’s at least a little good news thanks to the two valleys’ wineries. According to the L.A. Times, which checked to see how they’d held up, many …

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Blistering Heat Turned Lots of Napa’s Wine Grapes Into Raisins

Source: Grub Street NY

Temperatures over the Labor Day weekend reached an unseasonable 110 degrees in parts of Northern California. Nice for a final beach day, you might say, but winemakers weren’t too thrilled because the oppressive heat withered their grapes into raisins still clinging hopelessly to the vine. The San Francisco …

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5 reasons to check out Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Try the jumbo lump crab cakes—accompanied by meyer-lemon goat cheese grits, grilled asparagus and cracked mustard butter sauce–at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails./ Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

Many restaurants tout menus with locally sourced ingredients—but how many of them actually grow their own fare? Garden-to-table dining is what you’ll encounter at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails, which boasts its very own one-acre garden. Located in historic downtown Crabapple, the 155-year-old farmhouse and 1930s cottage were preserved and restored, now serving as the home of Milton’s, which cooks up contemporary southern cuisine in a charming setting. Here are five reasons you should check ...

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A rosé picnic is coming to Historic Fourth Ward Park…in October?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

If you thought you’d almost escaped rosé season, think again. Whether sparkling, still, or frozen, the pink-hued beverage has soared in popularity in recent years, attracting attention for its refreshing qualities—and it’s Instagram-worthy aesthetic. So popular, for some, that it’s even caused rosé fatigue. But regardless of your feelings on the pink drink, Atlantan Cleveland Spears III is going to make sure it sticks around . . . at least through October. He’s launching La Fête du Rosé, a 1,500-2,000-person rosé picnic that will be held held in the Old Fourth Ward on October 14. “Summer in the South is ...

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Yes, you can enjoy red wine in the summer heat

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Drink these cool but not too cold; they just need 20 to 30 min­utes in the fridge.Photograph by Tropico Photo Rosé gets all the love this time of year, as our city is baking like a pan of lasagna, but you don’t have to give up red wine when it’s hot out. Just steer clear of the big, oaky bottles, and opt for bright, low-alcohol, easy-drinking “summer reds.” (They go great with burgers and cold fried chicken.) Here are five to try (counterclockwise from top): Broc Cellars Coucou, Cabernet Franc (Santa Barbara, California) Division Winemaking Company Les Petits Fers, Gamay ...

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Stock Up: Three Things You Need for Summer Drinks

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Time to freshen up that drinks cart. New barware, new wine to share with your friends, new shot glasses that will enhance your appreciation of tequila.

Elegant Retro Barware

For almost 20 years, City Issue has been your stop for everything mid-century. Everywhere you look in this Inman Park shop, you find pristine vintage furniture, art and home accessories. But what caught our eye was their barware. Punch sets and cocktail shakers, ice buckets and decanters, and more sets of cocktail glasses from highball to Collins to champagne coupes than you could possibly have shelves for. Everything’s in perfect condition. ...

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Sip 10-Year-Old Wines Today for Tria Cafe’s 10th Birthday

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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Tria, Philly’s source for perfectly paired cheese, wine, and beer, is marking a big milestone tonight: Tria Cafe, their flagship location in Washington Square West, turns 10.

And the cafe is celebrating today with a sweet deal on 2007 wines and a special cheese.

From noon to midnight today, July 10th, glasses of select 10-year-old wines — from fruity Riesling to dusty Rioja to mineralic Vouvray Demi-Sec — will be just $10.

Cheese-wise, you can order up a whole round of Vermont Creamery’s Bijou, a lush, creamy goat’s milk button, for the same price to go along ...

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Georgia restaurants honored by Wine Spectator

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nearly five dozen Georgia restaurants were honored in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. Winners are featured in the August issue of Wine Spectator that hits stands on July 18. /Photo: Wine Spectator

Restaurants around Georgia are being honored for having some of the best wine selections in the world.

The winners of Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant awards were just announced and 57 Georgia restaurants made the list.

Each year Wine Spectator recognizes the best restaurants for wine around the world. Awards are given at three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence, and the Grand Award.

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Atlanta is quietly losing one of its best—and most creative—wine shops

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Le Caveau closes its doors this monthPhotograph by Matthew Lane @zazenphoto.com It was just like any other day at Le Caveau. I walked into Eric Brown’s Chamblee wine shop, and he grabbed a glass from the shelf. “You have to try this.” It was a white wine by Oriol Artigas in Catalonia, Spain. The wine was a blend of Pansa Blanca and Pansa Rosada, two varietals I didn’t know existed by a producer I’d never heard of in a region I never think about. I Googled the name of the wine—one other store in the United States sold it, and ...

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People Are Still Taking Wine Advice From That Movie Sideways

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s impossible to hear Miles, the cranky wine snob in Sideways, wax eloquent about wine containing “just like the faintest soupçon of asparagus and just a flutter of nutty Edam cheese,” and do anything but laugh. But for almost 13 years now, Americans have shamelessly bought the wines Paul …

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Cake Life Combines Desserts, Booze With New Pairing Series

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Cake Life Bake Shop/Facebook

Cake Life Bake Shop wants to help make your summer a sweeter — and boozier — with a weekly dessert and beverage pairing series at their shop at 1306 Frankford Avenue.

Every Thursday from July 13th through August 17th, Cake Life will host a beverage expert, who will walk guests through pairing five different wines, cocktails, or spirits with different desserts. Riley Duffie of New York importer VOS Selections will kick off the series on July 13th with a tasting of five dessert wines and champagnes paired with five desserts specially prepared for the evening.

To ...

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Kensington Quarters Puts the Spotlight on Wine

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Kensington Quarters/Facebook

While Kensington Quarters is best known for its whole animal butchery, its general manager and beverage director is Tim Kweeder, one of the city’s top wine experts (we said as much in 2015’s Best of Philly and last month’s “The New Faces of Philly Wine”).

And on Saturday, July 22nd, he’ll be pouring some extra special bottles and taking over KQ’s upstairs event space, transforming it into a pop-up wine bar.

For Exile at KQ: A Wine Pop-Up, Kweeder has selected intriguing vintages from regions of the Italian and French Rivieras, where the Rolling Stones ...

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