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Fish Tacos

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Fish Tacos

Living in Southern California comes with so many perks; gorgeous consistent weather, stunning outdoor environs and a condensed and diverse disarrangement of culinary adventures. This week we choose to focus on one of our favorite culinary niches, the fish taco!If there has even been a great time to be a taco lover, it is now. It seems that with the up-rise in culinary diversity and the increase of small and mobile eateries, the modern taco is breaking all the rules of tradition. The Kogi Truck being the most famed fusion tacos at the moment. Even within the niche of fish...

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Meet the Six New Grape Varieties Approved in Bordeaux: Resilience at the Forefront of the Climate Change Adaptation Revolution

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Meet the Six New Grape Varieties Approved in Bordeaux: Resilience at the Forefront of the Climate Change Adaptation Revolution

By : Iris Rowlee On January, 26th 2021 the Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité, or INAO, the French Wines of Origin quality oversight board, officially gave approval for six new grape varieties to be planted in the wine region of Bordeaux and vinified for the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur AOC appellations. These two appellations form almost half of production for the region, with others expected to follow suit. The varieties are four reds: Arinarnoa, Castets, Marselan, and Touriga Nacional, and two whites: Alvarinho and Liliorila, were picked specifically for their ability to perform in the face of...

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Pan Seared Ribeye with Shallots Agrodolce

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Pan Seared Ribeye with Shallots Agrodolce

From Pre-Covid Travels Experiencing culinary delights while you travel, creates forever lasting memories. I had the pleasure of spending Valentine's Day with my wife while she was judging wines for Anivin in Paris, France this year. We treated ourselves to a private cooking session with a local chef using local market ingredients. This recipe was inspired by my recent trip, and check out my inclusion of a frying pan, Papiette (loose pocket) and tenderization process for the meat below. The Agrodolce brings a sweet and sour element by utilizing honey and vinegar.  For this longer cooked meat, we recommend a balanced...

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Chocolate & Wine Guide for Valentine's Day

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Chocolate & Wine Guide for Valentine's Day

True love is hard to find, and so is matching chocolate and wine. With the right combination of chocolate and wine, it can be a match made in heaven. Use the following guide to help you find the perfect pairing or set up your own match game of chocolates and wine. A good rule of thumb is to pair lighter, more elegant flavored chocolates with lighter-bodied wines. Stronger chocolate should be paired with more full-bodied wines. If you are trying a variety of chocolates, work from light to dark. Start with a more subtle white or milk chocolate and end on...

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What is Sauternes?

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What is Sauternes?

Some of the world's greatest wines are sweet. No, we are not referencing wines that have been altered with levels of sugar or halted fermentation to achieve sweetness. We are  talking about Sauternes, a golden colored, sweet French wine from the Bordeaux region. Drive about 25 miles southeast towards the Graves appellation, there are two neighboring sub-regions, Barsac and Sautneres.  These two regions are along side the Garonne and the Ciron tributary. The two rivers provide an unique microclimate along with the morning fogs and warm afternoons. The water of the Ciron is cooler than the Garonne, thus in the...

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