GOOD WINE NEW, BAD WINE NEWS AND MALE HAIR BUNS

What do you want first? The good news or the bad news? OK. The good news is that Kentucky wine lovers may be on their way to getting...

DEAR SUPREME COURT: PLEASE END ALL INTER-STATE WINE SHIPPING

It appears that the newish president and CEO of the Wine & Spirit Wholesalers of America Michelle Korsmo, has read the playbook and...

 
 
 

HERE IS THE ULTIMATE BEVERAGE PUBLICATION CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The sine qua non of publications that review and critique wines such as The Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate,...

A LIFE DESCRIBED THROUGH WINE AND BOOKS

Despite the transition to a digital age, I've never left my books go. And there are lots of them. There are many reasons I want books...

 
 
 

THE WINE NARRATIVE IS SLOWLY CHANGING-IN A BAD WAY

“Narrative” It's a word that has come to be used more and more over the past decade to describe a given explanation or story concerning...

WINE COUNTRY ECONOMICS - THE PART-TIME NIMBY EDITION

Bill Hocker is a part-time resident of Napa Valley. He recommends my services as a marketer, while at the same time displays a remarkable...

 
 
 

THE OREGON WINE INDUSTRY'S DIRECT SHIPPING SUCCESS STORY

The 2019 SOVOS/Wines & Vines Direct To Consumer Wine Shipping Report was released today and it showed that, once again, Oregon wineries...

HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM WITH MILLENNIALS AND WINE

The narrative surrounding Millennials and wine has changed. Where previously the focus was on Millennials' apparent interest in non-traditional...

 
 
 

BOOZE WHOLESALERS SELLING CANNABIS IS LIKE LETTING THE SHARKS IN POOL

DON'T LET THE SHARKS IN THE POOL Yes, yes, yes. We all know that beer, wine and spirit wholesalers have everyone's best interests at...

MY EXIT INTERVIEW FROM NAPA VALLEY WINE COUNTRY

Think of this as my exit interview from Napa Valley. My family and I are leaving Napa Valley for a new home in Oregon's Willamette...

 
 
 

A TALENTED NEW VOICE IN WINE KICKS IT INTO HIGH GEAR

One of my favorite topics at FERMENTATION going back to the beginning has been those that uncover or help draw attention to new voices...

AN OREGON WINE TASTING AND THE LURE OF A NEW ROAD

This is the very first wine event I plan to attend upon becoming an official Citizen of Oregon: SIP: McMinnville Food & Wine Classic...

 
 
 

THE CURMUDGEON AND THE THREE TIER SYSTEM

Few wine writers live up to their moniker better than Jeff Siegel, who has long called himself “The Wine Curmudgeon”. In addition to...

FIVE ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF WINE LOVER'S HOME

One of the best things about undergoing a change of venue , is it forces you to re-evaluate the set-up or functionality of your living...

 
 
 

TOP FIVE REASON TO LEAVE NAPA VALLEY

Moving away from Napa Valley is, for our family, both an economic and lifestyle choice. But it could have been easily justified by...

SAYING GOODBYE TO NAPA VALLEY

I've lived in Northern California for 55 years. I've lived in the North Coast Wine Country for more than two decades. Nearly all of...

 
 
 

WINE AND THE MOB - PREPARE YOURSELF

For a number of reasons, the very worst and most destructive elements of America's now prominent Slash & Burn culture hasn't, yet,...

WINE AND THE COURTS: KEY 2018 WINE TREND 3

Among the more notable things about this third of three Key Wine Trends For 2018 that I've identified is that, unlike the first two,...

 
 
 

2018 KEY WINE TRENDS 2 - CANNABIS AND WINE

How did the American wine industry evolve in 2018? It's a “meta question” that directs us to examine those issues that coursed through...

A TALE OF MOTHERS AND PINOT NOIR

For quite some time I've wanted to sample the Pinot Noirs of Oregon's Evening Lands. I've read about these wines and received positive...

 
 
 



Italian Style Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a true delicacy often served on holidays and very special occasions that your dinner guests will find very impressive. Making a great Beef Wellington is... Read more ...

Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Blood Orange Kiwi Mint Salad

Blood Orange Kiwi Mint Salad

A simple winter citrus fruit salad with blood oranges, kiwi, fresh mint leaves, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt. A simple seasonal treat! Read more ...

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado combines with cacao and creamy coconut milk to make this unbelievably rich vegan and gluten-free chocolate avocado mousse. Read more ...

Bacon and Gruyere Egg Casserole

Bacon and Gruyere Egg Casserole

This Gluten Free Maple Bacon and Gruyere Breakfast Casserole is packed with sweet and savory flavors that make the perfect hearty breakfast Read more ...

Keto Chocolate Cake

Keto Chocolate Cake

This Keto Chocolate Cake takes your craving and kicks it up a notch! Add in a molten peanut butter center to give it that salty sweetness! Read more ...

Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding

Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding

This 4-ingredient vegan & paleo decadent and oh so creamy dessert is a chocolate lovers dream! Read more ...

Verde Chicken & Black Bean Bowls

Verde Chicken & Black Bean Bowls

This is super easy thanks to a jar of salsa verde: all you need to do is kick things up a notch with a few fresh ingredients. Read more ...

Chicken & Black Bean Crockpot Chili

Chicken & Black Bean Crockpot Chili

Healthier and lighter crock pot chili made with chicken and fresh ingredients! Read more ...

Tomato Florentine Soup

Tomato Florentine Soup

An easy soup recipe ready to eat in 20 minutes! It's full of delicious tomatoes, pasta and spinach. Read more ...

Bar Rescue - No Name Saloon Update

Bar Rescue - No Name Saloon Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Edgewater, Florida to rescue No Name Saloon. No Name Saloon is a family owned biker bar and the father is... Read more ...

Tomato & Basil Chickpea Salad

Tomato & Basil Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, onions, and basil are mixed with a lightly seasoned olive oil dressing. Read more ...