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Special to Tribune NewspapersOf all the wines that work well with cold weather at the top of the list must be port. The history of port alone is a winter's tale, a story best told at the fire-lit hearth. Port is the only wine to have been invented by mistake and political intrigue....
Traditionally, working folk dreamed of retiring to California to grow citrus, or more recently wine grapes, but these days the second career crop of choice appears to be artisanal olive oil. Fresh, local oil is all the rage; universities and industry...
WDBJ7 ReporterMontgomery County wants more attention focused on its wineries, and is asking the federal government to expand a special designation, to include one more county vineyard. The American Viticultural Area or AVA, is a specific label given to wine grapes...
Los Angeles TimesHow did Jeff Morgan morph from a nice Jewish boy from New York into a sax player and bandleader in sequined tuxedo, then into one of the leading wine journalists in the United States, and finally into a kosher wine maker in the Napa Valley? And one who...
For two years, Neal Newsom, a well-regarded West Texas grower, stubbornly put off entreaties from a would-be Dallas winemaker in his 20s to gamble on tempranillo. It was the late 1990s and Newsom had never heard of Dan Gatlin, nor did he like what the...
Just like enterprising humans, chimpanzees can be good team players to achieve their goals, according to a new study. The findings, published in Biology Letters, give a glimpse into the possible origins of human cooperative behavior. With the lure of a...
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During the past 30 years, no winemaking area of France has transformed itself as much as Languedoc, the fertile crescent of vineyards stretching along a third of the country's western Mediterranean coastline. The winemaking region is properly called...
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I want to start a compost pile, but I'm worried that kitchen scraps will attract animals from the woods nearby. Any thoughts? Usually kitchen scraps are a small portion of a pile's ingredients. Most kitchen scraps are small pieces, damaged or bruised....
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"The Grapes of Wrath," composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Michael Korie's operatic adaptation of John Steinbeck's sprawling 1939 novel about dispossessed Oklahoma sharecroppers during the Great Depression, has enjoyed a degree of instant success...
I enjoy reading The New Yorker's Alex Ross on music. His words describe sounds so that I can hear them in my mind's ear: "It begins with rapid, swirling patterns, like snow in high wind," for example, or "a cascading theme that has an open-air, Alpine...
Tags: Australia, Wines, Alcoholic Beverages
Before Johannisberg, before Dom Perignon, before Opus One, there was Falerno. Falerno was the greatest wine of its era, the two centuries before the birth of Jesus when Rome was in its ascendance. It was the ancients' "first growth," prized by Martial,...
Tags: Italy, Wines, Alcoholic Beverages
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