The Wine Magician

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

Nous sommes dans la vallée de la Loire, celle des châteaux de la Renaissance. J’ai entendu dire qu’ici, un crew de viticulteurs ésotériques suivait des rythmes cosmiques et utilisait des potions druidiques chelou pour faire du pinard. On a roulé pendant 3 heures, depuis Paris pour atteindre le village de Savennières et rencontrer le Magicien […]

Food & Wine Pairing : Food & Wine Pairing: Wine & Milk Chocolate

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Let’s talk about wine pairing and milk chocolate. Milk chocolate is delicious. It’s very light, sometimes very rich, it will melt in your mouth and it’s usually very very sweet. All of those things can be a little bit of a tough match for wine. So milk chocolate has some very very strict rules when […]

Αχάια Κλάους ξενάγηση στο Oινόκαστρο της Μαυροδάφνης | Achaia Clauss castle winery

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From the ring road of Patras we take exit No3 (Glafkos) On the traffic lights, we go left and then straight ahead. After 1 km we reach the gate of Achaia Clauss. We follow the private road to the main gate Here we are at Achaia Clauss winery. Mvrodafni wine is the most famous one […]

Surveillance video released in liquor store armed robbery in northwest Fresno

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BALEKIAN CBS 47 EYEWITNESS NEWS KEN: LAST NIGHT… THE CHAIRMAN OF THE … FRESNO COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CALLED FOR ARAMBULA’S RESIGNATION… TONIGHT… THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FRESNO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS RESPONDING… SAYING IN PART… ” THE LOCAL REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS CALLED FOR ARAMBULA’S RESIGNATION FROM THE STATE ASSEMBLY. THAT IS CLEARLY PREMATURE AND, UNFORTUNATELY, […]

Texas liquor stores to appeal Walmart booze sales ruling

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IN YOUR 7 2-ROBERT:FIRST AT 6 – A JUDGE’S RULING COULD DRASTICALLY CHANGE HOW YOU BUY LIQUOR IN THE STATE OF TEXAS. 2-SYDNEY:WALMART WON THE FIRST LEGAL BATTLE AND IT COULD LET MAJOR COMPANIES LIKE WALMART, COSTCO, AND RANDALLS SELL VODKA AND OTHER SPIRITS NEAR YOU. KXAN’S PHIL PRAZAN HAS BEEN DIGGING INTO THE ISSUE […]

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Maykadeh Restaurant, 1601 Bar & Kitchen, Poesia

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Announcer:  A KQED television production. ♪♪ ♪♪ Sbrocco: I’m telling you right now, I am  hun-gry. Sbrocco: Hi. I’m Leslie Sbrocco. Welcome to “Check, Please! Bay Area,” the show where regular Bay Area residents review and talk about their favorite restaurants. Now, we have three guests, and each one recommends one of their favorite spots, […]

How to Get a Liquor License

By Brian Lemay 9 comments

How to Get a Liquor License. Navigating through red tape to get a liquor license takes time, patience, money, and sometimes a guiding hand experienced with your locale’s regulations. You will need Time Contact information License applications Business plan Money for fees Legal advice and license broker (optional). Step 1. Allow up to a year […]

Artisan Wine Story

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– [Tom] If you don’t have great grapes, you can’t have great wine. ♪ Hey ♪ (lively music) – When we decided that we needed a wine that was exclusive to Giant, we went out to California and worked with Larson Family Vineyards. – The Artisan wines are wines that are handcrafted. We’re looking for […]

Government shutdown impacting Maryland alcohol industry

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THE POTENTIAL TO LOSE 25% OF THEIR BUSINESS IF THE SHUTDOWN GOES ON LONGER. BUSINESS IS BOOMING AT HEAVY SEAS IN HALETHORPE, BUT THE RECENT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HAS FOLKS HERE WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE.>>WE HAVE PACKAGE DESIGNS THAT NEED TO BE APPROVED THAT WE NEED SEVERAL MONTHS OF LEAD TIME TO PRINT THE PACKAGING. LOWELL: […]

Barcelona Winery Tour with Wine Tasting and Farm-to-Table Lunch

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I thought the wine was fabulous. We got to try so many different kinds from cava to red wine to dessert wine and every single one tasted fantastic. I love the view of the winery! It was amazing, and even the view of the food here and the fact that it was so fresh and […]