All posts tagged "food and drink"

  • IMBIBE: Bottled Poetry

    Carol Shelton’s road to Zinfandel and more. JACKSON HOLE, WY — Winemaker Carol Shelton is no stranger to awards; she is said to be “the most awarded winemaker in the United States,” and has been named Winemaker...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Wine 201

    Digging deeper into wine’s journey from grape to glass. JACKSON HOLE, WY – We recently went back to the basics in a rudimentary discussion of how grapes become wine. We touched lightly on the topics of grape...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Great Grapes

    What nuances coalesce to make exemplary wine? JACKSON HOLE, WY – Tackling the topic of what makes a great wine great is a little like discussing modern art or music: You might not be able to explain...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: The Tequila Trials

    Sampling a slew of titilating tequilas. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’ve been toying with tequila. Well, tasting some interesting ones, actually. And, that’s easier said than done, given the mind-bending properties of tequila that most of us...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Sips From the Land of Cedars

    The wines of Lebanon offer something for every palate and pocketbook. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Middle Eastern wines are often outstanding, and run a fraction of the price of their more esteemed European cousins. Bottles of wine...

    • Posted April 25, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Vietnam by the Glass

    Sipping on egg coffee, cobra wine, salted limeade and sea horse whiskey. JACKSON HOLE, WY – When I was in grad school in New York City, one of my colleagues who hailed from Vietnam introduced me to...

    • Posted March 28, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Tasting 101

    Why wine geeks swirl, slosh, sip and spit. JACKSON HOLE, WY – At a restaurant dinner recently, my son Hank asked me, “Does that really make any difference?” He was referring to the fact that I was...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Smoky Sips

    Potent potions, from wine and whiskey to mezcal. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Recently, a friend of mine asked if I’d ever tried a “smoky” wine. He recounted ordering a bottle of zinfandel in a restaurant and said...

    • Posted January 31, 2017
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  • IMBIBE: Ravenswood Soars at 40

    Celebrating four decades of American Zin. JACKSON HOLE, WY – If you happen to be in the vicinity of Sonoma on Sunday, Sept. 11, you might want to swing by Ravenswood Winery on Gehricke Road. That’s the...

    • Posted September 6, 2016
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  • IMBIBE: Hollywood Swigging

    An irreverent history of tippling in Tinseltown. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I received a review copy of a book in the mail. I took a quick glance at it and then placed it in a pile with about...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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