World-class wine-tasting event coming to Ningxia in 2021

“This is the second time that this kind of international wine event has been held in China. After Beijing, we are heading for Ningxia, China’s most promising wine region, which most certainly has some amazing surprises in store for us,” said Thomas Costenoble, CEO of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

Wine’s diversity issue starts with the way we talk about the taste of wine

And masculine and feminine are innocuous compared with some of the sexist wine language that has passed as normal for many years. It astounds me that the word “slutty” — used to describe a wine whose appeal is obvious, rather than subtle — remains in circulation. (“Slutty” in a wine context is almost always used […]

Everything you need to know about Mendocino wine

One pleasant discovery from my time in Anderson Valley was the 2016 Riesling from Phillips Hill Winery ($25). It embraces the lush, heady side of Riesling, packing stone fruit and honeysuckle flavors, but is still crisp and firm (and yes, it’s dry). Equally charming is the Phillips Hill tasting room, shown above, housed inside a […]

Is Napa growing too much wine? Residents seek to preserve treasured land

Napa county has California’s densest concentration of oak woodland, thanks to the rich foliage that still carpets the hills. While much of it is privately owned and not public land in the classic sense, the woods are regarded as a public resource – a place of recreation and biodiversity, a vital part of the valley’s […]

Winemakers are worrying about smoke taint, but wine drinkers should not

Winemakers, on the other hand, have to contend with the possibility of investing in wine that could turn out undrinkable. They might buy the fruit and go to the trouble of fermenting it and put it into expensive oak barrels, only to find the finished wine unpleasantly smoky. That’s a big financial hit. Smoke compounds […]

Iron Horse is the perfect tasting room for sparkling wine

INSIDE INFO: On Sundays from April to October, Iron Horse hosts the Tomales Bay Oyster Girls, a roving, all-female band of shuckers, from noon to 4 p.m. It rivals the actual Tomales Bay experience — especially because you can reserve a picnic table in Iron Horse’s redwood gazebo ($35 rental fee, plus minimum one bottle […]

Wine Country Grape Growers Fear Significant Damage From Wildfire Smoke

It’s a dilemma facing a lot of Bay Area grape growers right now: whether or not to harvest at all. Smoke damage, called “taint,” can affect the taste and aroma of wine and the industry doesn’t want to do anything to degrade the region’s reputation for quality.

Particpants get taste of Italian culinary culture in HCMC

The True Italian Taste Project was promoted and financed by the Ministry of Economic Development, coordinated by Assocamerestero in collaboration with the ICHAM, with the support of the Italian Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. The aim was to promote and safeguard authentic and quality Italian agri-food products. The […]

State: Detroit-area paramedic misled doc about ‘dead’ woman

Beauchamp wasn’t taken to a hospital until Cole Funeral Home in Detroit called 911 hours later. Funeral home staff actually saw her chest moving earlier when they picked up the body at the Southfield home, the state said, but Beauchamp’s family said they were assured by the medical crew that she was dead.

Squirrel beer, ant gin and poop wine are served up in Disgusting Food Museum’s new exhibit

Disgust has long been considered a universal human emotion. But while the emotion may be universal, opinions vary widely about what qualifies as “disgusting,” depending on customs, cultures and personal tastes, the museum website says. “What is delicious to one person can be revolting to another. Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world […]