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With lamb, fish, and lighter fare supplanting hearty deep-winter food, Pinot Noir becomes the obvious choice for pairing with almost any dish.

As was the case with the 2008 vintage, the jumbled weather in 2011 had all the right elements – sunshine, rain, heat, cold – in all the wrong places, thus gathering early predictions of gloom.

According to Native American legend, the lakes in upper New York State were created when the Great Spirit placed a hand down on earth in a blessing that left an imprint of the sacred fingers on the land. 

True luxe and flagellation at the 2012 World of Pinot Noir:  American Pinot Noir has definitely grown up, but have Pinot Noir lovers matured?

No doubt, stress is not going to go away in this business. Instead, find means to reduce it without losing sight of your work ethic and drive to succeed.

Casablanca Valley, Chile’s premier cool-climate coastal region, offers wine lovers an elegant style of wine that’s uniquely indicative of the area.

In Chef Tony Maws’ kitchen, spring arrives each year with pungency, borne on the ripe scent of wild ramps.

 Never has the world produced so many quality wines in so many different countries. Consequently, a beverage director/sommelier has more options to choose from than ever before.

Over the past few decades, Chilean winemakers have been paying increased attention to the terroir of each valley in Chile.

Southwest of Santiago lies the Maipo Valley, arguably the most famous wine producing region in Chile and it is also one of the largest totaling over 10,000 hectares of area under vine.

Today’s emerging wine consumers do not follow yesterday’s guidelines or taste preferences.

Vendors are the best source of information about area restaurants. It’s much better for you to be gossiped to than about.

And maximize your training investment by encouraging them to pursue professional advancement through continuing education.

As you enter the Veneto region at the base of the Alps you encounter steep mountains of grape dedicated to developing the best and only offcially designated Proseccos.

Useful information about the wines of Chile.

The story of Chilean wine begins over 450 years ago when Spanish settlers first arrived in Santiago.

The ultimate winter drink!

“I don’t talk about pairing wine and food. . . . I speak about balancing instead.”-Chef Sarah Scott

If we want bartending to stand alongside the other culinary arts, we need to start approaching the job as a true culinary profession. 

Unpredictable. Alive. Magical. This is how Joshua Needleman describes the temperament of fine chocolate.

Dark gloom beckons for a cozy room and a lovely cocktail to match.

A natural and unique sweetener from Greece.

Beverage operations have to be hitting on all cylinders to crank out maximum revenue.