Perhaps the most universal of ingredients, the tomato crosses nearly all restaurant cuisines and concepts. Once the product of the wilds of South America, the tomato has migrated more than most people, traversing all continents, cities large and small, and the gardens of professionals and home enthusiasts. But with the rapid growth of mass production came a homogenized, thick-skinned tomato largely devoid of the original fruit’s intense flavor and smooth texture. Fortunately, greater emphasis on healthful and organic foods has brought back to prominence full-flavored heirloom tomatoes.

It’s been said that you can tell the mood of a chef by eating his or her food. Similarly, it’s been argued that winemakers and their wines resemble one another. In the case of restaurant staffs, the attitudes of managers are reflected in the demeanor of employees under them.

The Russian River Valley (RRV), one of California’s cool grape-growing areas, is a hot place to make wine, especially Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 

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Tropical Storm Barry won't dampen the world’s premier cocktail festival this week in New Orleans. 

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United Fresh will host the new Produce Advocacy Bootcamp during the annual United Fresh Washington Conference.  

Fuentes del Silencio, a winery from Herreros de Jamuz, is the first León winery to join one of the most prestigious associations in Spain in which wine masters are devoted to the defence of the personality of highest quality Spanish wines.

 

Regatta Craft Mixers, a full range of premium mixers, is proud to announce the brand has been awarded two Double Gold and one Gold Medal at this year’s prestigious SIP Awards, the industry’s only international competition judged exclusively by consumers.

Brockmans Gin is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Brockmans World Gin Day competition, a contest to find the world’s favorite #Brocktail created using the ‘gin like no other’. This year’s competition attracted a record 273 entries from bars in 18 countries around the world.