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Posted by perle0 on 2011-05-18 08:39:07 (10533 views)

[Events]
[New Orleans]
If you're thinking about attending this year's Royal Street Stroll at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, there is a half-off discount through Living Social that you should check out immediately.

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Long Meadow Ranch to Raise Heirloom Hogs

Posted by perle0 on 2006-06-27 16:15:13 (10098 views)

[News]
[Rutherford]
Yes, in honor of a program to preserve traditional hog breeds that are tasty and delicious--but not raised in today's factory farms--Long Meadow Ranch in Rutherford, CA, will be raising and breeding two Red Wattle hogs from piglets. This organic farm and winery will celebrate by participating in a benefit featuring tail-to-snout cuts of Red Wattle pork.

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Purple and Gold Wine Dinner at Galatoire's Bistro

Posted by perle0 on 2010-11-16 17:53:53 (10004 views)

[Events]
[Baton Rouge]
On Thursday, November 18th, Galatoire's Bistro will host its Fourth Annual Purple and Gold Wine Dinner, featuring wines from Penfolds. The dinner begins at 7:30, and costs $95/person. Reservations are required. Click Read More for a detailed menu.

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The 2010 NOWFE Grand Tastings--A Seafood Delight

Posted by perle0 on 2010-05-30 22:48:47 (9690 views)

[Editorial]
[New Orleans]
Once again, the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) ended with its big event, the Grand Tastings. With one held Friday night and one Saturday afternoon, they have for the last few years taken place in the Superdome, where there's plenty of room for the massive amounts of wine and food. It's definitely the event of the year for wine-lovers and foodies alike (so often, the two are combined in the same person anyway), and this year was no exception. With hundreds of wines to sample and dishes for tasting from most of New Orleans's finest restaurants, what's not to love?

The cocktail garden area provided some of the much-coveted seating.

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Martin Summer Beginner's Wine Course

Posted by perle0 on 2011-05-05 16:48:36 (9428 views)

[Events]
[New Orleans]
If you are interested in learning about wine from the ground up, or just in refreshing your current knowledge, consider the 5-week introductory course at Martin Wine Cellar in Metairie, hosted by wine consultant Marc Pelletier. Participants will explore the principle wine-producing regions, including France, California, Italy, Australia, and many more.

The series begins Monday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m., and reservations are required.

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Make Your Own "Hobo Wine"

Posted by perle0 on 2006-01-19 12:39:17 (9330 views)

[Fortified Wine]
[USA]
If you're into do-it-yourself--and more importantly, you need a large supply of alcoholic beverage and you don't really care what it tastes like--you can always brew up a batch of "hobo wine" in about two weeks using just water, fruit drink, sugar, and yeast. Mmmm, Chateau de Bob Minutemaid Brown 2006! A favorite of broke college boys everywhere.

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Announcing the 2012 New Orleans Food & Wine Experience

Posted by Mike P. on 2012-02-03 13:31:06 (9246 views)

[News]
[USA]
What began as a small, intimate, one-day gathering of wineries and chefs 20 years ago has grown into a grand celebration of wine and food attracting more than 10,000 people each year over a 5-day weekend, and giving back to the community through support of various organizations. The 20th Anniversary of the New Orleans Food & Wine Experience, which takes place May 22-26, 2012, includes Wine Dinners hosted by more than 30 New Orleans area restaurants; Vinola, NOWFE's premium tasting event; the Royal Street Stroll sponsored by Rouses, NOWFE's signature event, a definitive evening event set in the heart of the French Quarter; and exciting Culinary Seminars which will fill the days and nights with all things wine and food. The weekend culminates with Grand Tastings on Friday and Saturday in true grand fashion with more than 175 wineries showcasing over 1000 wines and 75 chefs serving culinary delights from our region.

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Chemicals In Red Wine Get Second Look

Posted by Mike P. on 2012-02-03 13:30:58 (9152 views)

[News]
Resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine and dark chocolate, may work differently in the body than first thought, a new study suggests.

"Resveratrol has potential as a therapy for diverse diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease," said lead study author Dr. Jay Chung, chief of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's laboratory of obesity and aging research in Bethseda, Md.

People would need to drink about 667 bottles of red wine to get a meaningful treatment dose of resveratrol, a researcher says.People would need to drink about 667 bottles of red wine to get a meaningful treatment dose of resveratrol, a researcher says.

"However, before researchers can transform resveratrol into a safe and effective medicine, they need to know exactly what it targets in cells," he added in a release.

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2011 NOWFE Grand Tasting

Posted by perle0 on 2011-10-16 20:59:10 (9075 views)

[Editorial]
[New Orleans]
Held each Memorial Day weekend, the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience culminates in the two Grand Tasting sessions on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. This year's event was spectacular, as always.

Though these events have been held in the Superdome during the past few years, it was under renovation this year. So the Grand Tastings took place in the Hilton, a very appealing space but perhaps a little small for the crowds who flock to this event. The decor, however, was probably the most successful I've seen yet. Ghostly fabric trees lit from inside with strings of lights formed the centerpieces, and on the periphery, tables with luminescent plastic footing in brilliant colors gave these edges of the scene a lovely glow.

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2012 NOWFE Review - Better Than Ever!

Posted by Mike P. on 2012-06-30 18:03:38 (9036 views)

[Events]
In a city where parties and festivals are on a seemingly endless breakneck pace, NOWFE week is perfectly placed as a late spring finale where the hedonistic celebration of food, wine, and spirits is taken to an epic level.

Listen to LAW's latest writer, Michael Dominici share his first experience with one of New Orleans' premier culinary events...

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An Evening of Wine and Roses Benefit in Monroe

Posted by perle0 on 2011-03-04 16:38:17 (8979 views)

[Events]
[Louisiana]
This year marks the first annual "An Evening of Wine and Roses," a benefit for Cystic Fibrosis. This premier event will be held April 15, 2011, at the Atrium Hotel in Monroe, Louisiana. Guests will be treated to hors d'oeuvres from the Brandy House, wine tasting from Glazer's of Monroe, live entertainment, and a fantastic silent auction. The celebrity guest for this event is New Orleans Saints legend Morten Andersen.

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What's in a nose? The basics of wine-smelling.

Posted by miles on 2004-10-05 11:59:28 (8942 views)

[The Pedestrian Wine Drinker]
Now that you've allowed your eyes to drink in the beauty of the color and general appearance of your glass of wine, it's time to smell it. The how-to part is easy. Take your glass, and gently swirl the wine around inside of it. Try not to slosh it over the edge; this gets easier with practice. (It also teaches you not to fill your wine glass so full, Mr. Oinky.) Stick your nose into the opening of the glass--you can go pretty far and still be appropriate, but remember, the object is to SMELL the wine, not to stuff your entire body into the glass starting with your nose. If it begins to look or feel like the latter, back off a tad. On the other hand, don't sniff daintily several inches above the mouth of the glass. You'll miss most of the hot nasal action.

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New Orleans Wine & Food Experience 2011 Approaches

Posted by perle0 on 2011-05-06 17:17:43 (8931 views)

[Events]
[New Orleans]
Once again, as Memorial Day weekend draws near, so does NOWFE, the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. This most extensive and exciting of wine-related events in the city, and even the state, will take place from May 24th-May 28th, with numerous ways to participate in the festivities. Any wine-lovers within reach of New Orleans should leap at this chance to enjoy literally hundreds of wines at these memorable events.

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What's the Deal with Taste, Anyway?

Posted by miles on 2005-02-21 01:21:14 (8823 views)

[The Pedestrian Wine Drinker]
Taste is an interesting sense. In many ways, it's the weakest sense. You can see an almost infinite variety of items, differing in shape, color, degrees of brightness, etc. You can hear a wide range of tones, qualities, and volumes. You can distinguish thousands of smells, and touch includes dimensions such as pressure, pain, and temperature that can combine into sensations as varied as burning your hand on the stove, getting goosebumps, enoying a hot-oil massage, or being scratched by an itchy sweater. And all of these four senses are keeping you actively engaged with the outside world pretty much any time you're awake (and some when you're asleep).

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Martin's Announces Upcoming Wine Tastings

Posted by Mike P. on 2013-05-28 12:53:59 (8608 views)

[Events]
Martin Wine Cellar is pleased to offer tasting events that appeal to both wine novices and seasoned wine collectors. Lectures, tastings and receptions... read more

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