Home For April, 2014

Vista D’Oro “D’Oro” with Roast Pineapple

Everyone deserves a little something sweet… As a chef with a conscience, I endeavor to cook as seasonally as possible: a lot of rutabaga and parsnip in the winter – a lot of strawberries and fresh tomatoes [...]

Underground Cellar $10,000 Winecation Giveaway

Yes, that’s right, a $10,000 USD trip for four to Sonoma wine country and they’re giving it away THIS MONTH *(April) to some lucky s.o.b in the States~! You have to get your name in this [...]

BC Riesling & Springtime Pasta Primavera

Sunshine. Two days. In a row… my family is so stunned that they didn’t know what to do! Brilliant right? I mean, what could possibly be wrong with a sudden spell of great weather? Well aside [...]

Seven Terraces Wines, New Zealand

It is the oldest city in New Zealand, this port to the Antarctic called Christchurch. With a population of about 350,000 it's also the second largest in the country and the largest city on the Southern [...]

An Ode To The Humble Pot Roast

The lowliest cut of beef turned into the most succulent comfort food. I mean, what says comfort more than pot-roast? Immediately thoughts turn to Sunday evening meals; family is near, there’s good conversation amidst the bickering [...]

Somm Q&A: Eric Larkee of Michael’s Genuine, Miami

What wine would you pair with frog legs, capers, and a brioche crouton, a gorgeous platter of Florida’s winter finest heirloom tomatoes and homemade stracciatella, a pizza with tender short rib meat, cave aged gruyere, caramelized [...]