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15 July, 2016

Extremely Rare Rare Red 2012 Black Blend

Extremely Rare Rare Red 2012 Black Blend
Comments : 3 Posted in : Other Red Blends, Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Extremely Rare Rare Red 2012 Black Blend Central CA I can’t lie, I think the name of this wine is hilariously death metal. Throw a few more adjectives in there, and it’d also be its own thesaurus. Although I’ve reviewed wines from the Scotto Cellars portfolio before, I have to admit to apprehension at that
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18 July, 2014

WBC 14: Best Wines

WBC 14: Best Wines
Comments : 3 Posted in : Chardonnay, Events, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz / Syrah, Teroldego, Touriga Nacional, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2014 on by : The Gourmez
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This is the first of several posts covering my experience at the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14) held in Buellton, CA, last weekend. I’ll feature one per week, likely through August, and why not start with what’s most important to me? Naturally, that’s the wines themselves. Over the course of the conference, I tasted around 70
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14 December, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom #3: The Cultivation and Culinary Possibilities of Figs

Comments : 3 Posted in : Events, Primitivo / Zinfandel, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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The Sustainable Classroom #3: The Cultivation and Culinary Possibilities of Figs  For my third session at the Sustainable Classroom as part of my bloggers’ free pass to TerraVITA 2012, I chose to take a class on figs and wine pairings. My reasoning was simple. I adore figs. I adore wine. I often think of figs
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7 December, 2012

The Sustainable Classroom: Practical Vs. Purist

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The Sustainable Classroom: Practical Vs. Purist  It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to blog. That’s what a vacation in New Orleans will do for you. But I’m back, and I have a few more posts coming your way from the TerraVITA 2012 food and wine festival. This one is a summary of
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12 November, 2012

TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour: Stop 4, Boxcarr Farms

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Events, Food Trucks, Stands, and Carts, Grab and Go, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC on by : The Gourmez
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Boxcarr Farms is both a farm and a food truck that uses ingredients from that farm. The farm can be found in Cedar Grove, NC, and the food truck visits Fullsteam Brewery every other Thursday night and 3 Cups every other Friday night. I’ve reviewed the food truck before, and I was thoroughly impressed —
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6 November, 2012

TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour: Stop 2, Joe Van Gogh Coffee Roastery

Comments : 3 Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Chapel Hill - NC, Coffee Shops in Durham - NC, Coffee Shops in Raleigh - NC, Events, Travel, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill, NC on by : The Gourmez
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Time for more on the TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour! After taking a fast, furious, and intriguing tour of the redesigned Southern Season, our group of food-loving media members hustled into our complimentary shuttle, provided by Performance Subaru, to make the journey out into the wilderness for our next stop. Okay, the wilderness was a
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28 September, 2012

Triangle Foodie Happenings: TerraVITA Coming Soon!

Comments : 4 Posted in : Events on by : The Gourmez
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One of the largest foodie events is the Triangle is coming up in Chapel Hill in a month, TerraVITA! It takes place over three days, November 1-3, 2012. TerraVITA features “some of the finest biodynamic and organically grown wines and microbrews in the world with some of the very best North Carolina chefs, known and
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7 June, 2012

Review of Bandido’s and Award Bragging — Carpe Durham and WRAL Out and About

Posted in : Announcements, Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants, Writing on by : The Gourmez
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It’s that time of the week again! This time, I have two food blogging items to brag about, both recent developments. First, Carpe Durham, one of the blogs I contribute to, was a finalist for the third year in a row in the Best Blog category in the Independent Weekly’s Best of the Triangle awards.
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16 January, 2012

The End of 2011 Absinthe Cocktail Challenge

Comments : 5 Posted in : Absinthe, Cocktail Recipes on by : The Gourmez
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As you may have heard, we rang in 2012 two weeks ago. Crazy, right? Crazier is that I unexpectedly ended up hosting some friends at our place to celebrate and was reminded by one of them that there was a challenge on the table. You see, two friends, Steve and Chris, have this habit of
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