Archive | November, 2012

Ford – leading the way into sustainable resources with Fusion

The wine industry isn’t the only one we cover that looks to sustainability to ensure longevity and profitability, so does the car industry. With its 2013 Fusion, Ford is leading the way into using renewable, sustainable materials that come from food-products which are not only more “environmentally friendly” but also help lower its use on […]

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Ford Fusion Named Green Car Journal’s 2013 Green Car of the Year

Ford motor company is making all kinds of headlines these days, including winning the “Green Car of the Year” award at this week’s Auto Show in LA. Here’s the full press release on it: The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion has been named Green Car Journal’s 2013 Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show. The […]

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Pizza Infographic

America’s Pizza Obsession

Can easily be summed up in the graphic below, courtesy of Online College Courses - Thank you Allison!

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Suckling Releases a “100-point” Wine Glass

As if the whole 100-point system wasn’t outrageous enough, now we have a “100-point” glass? Really?

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2010 Simonne Febvre Chablis – Review

By Duane Pemberton The word, Chablis, invokes thoughts of wonderful, lively white wines that have become a gold-standard for quality the world over. This region, located in the northernmost part of Burgundy, thrives on producing Chardonnay that many have come to think of as the best in the world so it was with a lot […]

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Wins IWSC “USA Wine Producer of the Year”

Chateau Ste. Michelle was named “United States Wine Producer of the Year” in the prestigious 2012 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). In addition, the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded the Warren Winiarski Trophy for Cabernet Sauvignon in the IWSC competition. The international trophies were awarded at the IWSC Banquet on November 14 at […]

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NYT Blasts Guy Fieri’s new NYC restaurant

To say that the editor for the New York Times was displeased would be understating the situation – here are a few snippets from the full review: What exactly about a small salad with four or five miniature croutons makes Guy’s Famous Big Bite Caesar (a) big (b) famous or (c) Guy’s, in any meaningful […]

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2007 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cab – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.silveroak.com Silver Oak winery has been not only the envy of California Cab lovers for decades but also a great example of how to build and preserve a solid brand-identity in such a competitive market segment like wine. This 2007 Napa Cab has gone through 25 months of barrel aging and […]

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2009 Paraduxx Howell Mountain Red Wine – Reviwe

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.paraduxx.com Paraduxx wines have been a Napa favorite for years now – they combine Zinfandel with other red varietals into very expressive, “California-style” red blends. Technical Data:  Vintage: 2009 Varietal: 72% Zinfandel, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon Aging & Oak: 16 months in oak 100% French oak 60% new Appellation:  Napa Valley Harvest Date: […]

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2011 Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay – Napa Valley – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.rutherfordwine.com Rutherford Ranch wines is winery based in St. Helena California and has been family-run for over three generations. Located right on the Silverado Trail, its a favorite winery destination of locals as well as tourists. This fine little bottle of Chardonnay does a good job of showcasing that Napa […]

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