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Wine for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Jocelyne Massicot Pouilly Fumé 2009, Loire Valley – France

Pouilly Fumé is an appellations in the Loire Valley in northwestern France that specailizes in white wines based on the

Kiwi fruits laced with graphite and chalk

grape, Sauvignon Blanc. It is often overshadowed by the similary-sounding, Pouilly Fuissé, which is a completely different appellation located further east in Burgundy that is best known […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Chateau Canteloudette 2010, Bordeaux, France

A bottle of white loungin' in a cradle

Chateau Canteloudette is an estate located in the small village of Lugasson. The town falls within the boundaries of Entre-Deux-Mers, which roughly translates to “between two seas”. Rather than between two seas, the area is positioned between two of the three main river systems in Bordeaux: […]

“Sotto Chinotto” for the Summer

Should you need a break from wine or beer this summer, check out the following link from Saveur.com for an easy-to-make cocktail that’s

The Sotto Chinotto's pivotal ingredient: Lurisia Chinotto

refreshing for all, and doesn’t require a degree in chemistry to effectively make.





The Lordly Lipid Revisited with Nicholas Coleman

The saying, “life all comes down to a few moments”, seems brash to some, especially when selecting olive oil. Au contraire for oleologist supreme, Nick Coleman, Eataly NY’s chief olive oil expert. Selecting the wrong oil for a certain dish can be downright offensive, if not sacrilegious. In the following segment, Nick Coleman discusses the […]