EPIC Barcelona Food Tour (10 AWESOME Stops!)

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– Hey guys you’re coming to Barcelona and you wanna eat well, I get it. Well this city can be a pretty tough place to eat well and there’s a lot of tourist traps. But, and there’s a but, there are a lot of amazing places to eat in as well, you just have to […]

Perbacco, Federicos Tapas & Wine Bar, Old Skool Cafe: Check,Please! Bay Area reviews

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  Announcer:A KQED TELEVISION PRODUCTION.  Man: IT’S LIKE HOLY MOTHER OF COMFORT FOOD. Woman: THROW IT DOWN. IT’S NOODLE CRACK. Woman: YOU HAVE TO BE READY FOR THE HEART ATTACK ON A PLATTER. Man: OKAY, I’M THE BACON GUY. Man: OH, I JUST DID A JIG EVERY TIME I DIPPED INTO IT. Man #2: IT […]

New Cattleya wine bar at Orchids

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SOMEWHERE… NOW WHEN YOU THINK OF ORCHIDS AT THE HALEKULANI – A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK OF THEIR AMAZING SUNDAY BRUCH – AND RIGHTFULLY SO BECAUSE IT IS OUTSTANDING.. BUT NOW – ORCHIDS HAS A NEW WINE BAR – CALLED CATT-LE-YA… JOINING US THIS MORNING – IS KEITH MALLINI – ORCHIDS MANAGER… AND CHRISTIAN TESTA […]

Handcrafting Spirits: LA’s Organic Distillery

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Welcome to downtown LA and LA’s only distillery since prohibition… As you’ll see, we are in very industrial surroundings and what you see in front of you, that creation is actually our still. Working with Vendome copper, America’s oldest operating still maker, is a true commitment to supporting the artisan nature of the small distilleries […]

What is Tequila? | School of Spirits

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Some things belong together: mimosas and brunch, carbohydrates and guilt, tequila and lightning. Let me explain. According to Mexican folklore, a single blue agave cactus was chilling in the Mexican state of Jalisco, when bam, it was struck by lightning. The nearby Nahua tribe found the fried remains and drank its warm nectar. This excellent […]

The Best White Wines For Beginners (Series): #1 Chardonnay

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What are some of the best white wines for beginners to try? Well stick around because today we’re going to talk about probably the most famous grape in the world, Chardonnay. we’re gonna talk about some of the backstory of Chardonnay, we’ll talk about the styles and flavors, and I’ll give you some suggestions on […]

The Wines of Northwest Spain

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(choir singing in Latin)>>(narrator) Since the ninth century, Christian pilgrims have traveled across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, believed to be the final resting place of Saint James. This cultural landmark is situated in Galicia, home to some of Spain’s most unique history, food, and wine, thanks especially to the Celtic influence of early […]

Return and Learn: Wine and Food Pairings

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If I could have everybody’s attention we are going to go ahead and get started I just wanted to welcome you all back to Moravian for this Return and Learn session I know a couple faces here, but if I haven’t met everyone My name is Amanda Werner and I’m from the class of 2013 […]

Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

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Hi everyone and welcome back. Today we’re making Roasted Chicken Breast with Creamy Mushroom Sauce. This is a great week night meal, it takes under 30 minutes total to make and the recipe is very easy. Serve it with some seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes. So if you would like to learn how to make […]

A Wine Expert Tastes Mad Dog MD 20/20

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Wine experts say you can actually learn a lot about a wine, just by looking at its color. For example this stuff… So you probably had Mad Dog with your friends, in college. It’s not really very highly refined alcohol, but it’s worth talking about because there’s a story behind it. OK. First and foremost, […]