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One of the great pleasures of learning about and enjoying wine is curating a wine collection that is personal to your tastes. But choosing and buying wines are only part of the ...

Feb 1, 2019

bottles of wine stored on their side

The famous smoked salmon pizza on the menu at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago restaurant in Los Angeles, California is a decadent affair: traditional olive oil is replaced with the bold f...

Jan 31, 2019

wolfgang pucks smoked salmon pizza

Levain is an important ingredient when it comes to baking bread and other dough-based goods. In order to make dough rise, you need active yeast cultures to aid in fermentation. ...

Jan 28, 2019

Levain to be used for a croissant

Cabernet sauvignon is the most popular red wine in the world. Though it originated in France, cabernet is now produced in virtually every major winemaking region on the globe, f...

Jan 25, 2019

cabernet grapes and a glass of wine

France, Italy, and Napa Valley dominate the popular wine scene. But informed connoisseurs know that Germany is home to one of the biggest, richest and oldest winemaking traditio...

Jan 25, 2019

a bottle of riesling wine

Unlike its cousin, the frittata, a quiche brings an extra bit of flair to the table in the form of a flaky, golden shortcrust. Don’t be fooled by its retro heyday—quiche is more...

Jan 25, 2019

A full quiche with a sprig of basil

One of the best known and loved wines in the world, syrah is also one of the most confusing. From its name—syrah, sirah, shiraz—to its origins, syrah can seem like a mystery to ...

Jan 25, 2019

a glass of syrah wine

Chianti is an Italian export as famous as pasta and espresso. For many years, Chianti was known as a sub-par wine, thanks to overproduction and dilution. Traditionally, Chianti ...

Jan 25, 2019

Many class italian bottles of chianti

Some areas make their best wine from single grapes grown in specific vineyards: regions like Barolo in Northern Italy, and Burgundy and the Northern Rhône Valley in France. And ...

Jan 25, 2019

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