The Apennines to Adriatic Sea Meet Italy’s Royal Grape: Verdicchio!

Somewhere amongst the ancient ruins of Rome lives Italy’s tireless champion of wine whose calling card reads – Dr. Ian I’gata Scientific Director VinItaly International. Something of a wine encyclopedia and a breathing piece of Italian indigenous viticulture, Dr. Ian Igata enthusiastically enlightens like an open book, a rarity, even in today’s modern world. In …

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Celebrating 300 Years of Wine-Making Heritage with @ChiantiClassico

Around the time tea was being introduced to the American colonies (1714) by the English and  the Ottoman empire was caught in a savage war with Russia, a restless traveler, the sixth grand duke of Tuscany Cosimo III de’ Medici literally put Chianti on the world wine map by demarcating the world’s first “wine territory”. Today, …

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Embrace Your Wild Side & Explore the Hidden Treasures of Italy: Le Marche with @Collisioni

All roads lead to Rome, in our case “wine”. Our insatiable quest and love for Italy and all things Italian leads us off the beaten path to the land of Italy’s noble native white varietal Verdicchio – Le Marche. Pronounced ‘Lay Markay’, roughly the size of Delaware, this Italian province aptly translates “the borderlands”, hugs …

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Soul Satisfying: @mainecook Short Rib Ramen in a Rich Beef-Bone Broth!

We are celebrating the launch of Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share  (Chronicle, September 13, 2016) by Kathy Gunst, Resident Chef for NPR’s “Here and Now” by sharing recipes from her brilliant book. Featuring 60 terrific recipes, Soup Swap includes classics such as creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled-Cheese Croutons plus international favorites like Thai Red Curry-Chicken …

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A Tale of Time: Tasting South African Wines with @jamiegoode #texsom

TEXSOM – A name synonymous amongst wine-centric layman, master sommeliers (MS), masters of wine (MW), and certified wine educators alike. It’s “THE” answer to the burning question of where on earth you taste one-of-a-kind wines spanning five decades from a single country, albeit South Africa. Sure you have known wines from France, Italy, Spain, and …

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Start Healthy, Stay Healthy! Elementary Schools Kids Play Chef w @FloridaMilk & @cressrestaurant

Up to one out of every five children in the U. S. is overweight or obese. That’s more than 23 million children and teenagers. Those extra pounds put kids at a greater risk of developing a host of debilitating diseases, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Thankfully, our children have the …

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Take a Bite Out of Childhood Hunger at @OrlandoTaste Culinary Benefit for No Kid Hungry

Our favorite Culinary Gala of the year is back August 27, 2016 for a cause closest to our heart – No Kid Hungry. Central Florida’s most distinguished chefs will join forces to help fight the nation’s childhood hunger epidemic at Orlando’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry. Forty-two of the area’s most accomplished …

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Spiked & Spiced Sizzling Summer Cocktails with @uv_vodka Flavored Vodkas!

We are all to familiar with our mantra “Eat Local, Be Local” and “Fresh is Flavorful”. Integrate both, we have a Minnesota based Distillery – Philips Distilling Company, crafting American Vodka with UV Vodka and Praire Organic Spirits. Combined with fresh flavors of summer fruit, you have the perfect recipe for a sizzling summer party. Cucumber …

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An Exhilarating Evolution of Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris with @VinitalyTour

Picture it:  A mouthwatering maze of 100,000 square meter, 4,000+ exhibitors – a mecca for wine aficionados and industry professionals under one roof. Well technically 21 roofs (corresponding to Italy’s twenty wine regions & one international pavilion), and 150,000 visitors including 2,600 journalists from 46 different countries scattered over four days. Amidst our marathon walking, …

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