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Monday, September 16, 2013

Toast It & Post It: Tiziano Wine Contest

Tiziano Wine Announces Toast It & Post It Social Contest (via MarketWired)
SOURCE: Tiziano Wine September 11, 2013 05:00 ET MT. PLEASANT, SC--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2013) - Tiziano, the award-winning Italian wine brand, is excited to announce its first national digital promotion: "Toast It & Post It." The contest gives consumers…

Friday, September 6, 2013

Southwest Airlines: Live in the Vineyard Contest

Southwest Airlines Celebrates Music, Food, & Wine With Customers Nationwide! (via PR Newswire)

Airline Kicks Off 'Live In The Vineyard' Season with National Sweepstakes and Concert Series Download image Download image Download image Southwest Airlines unveils new look. (PRNewsFoto) DALLAS, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines™ (…

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cooking With Wine: New Blog

Cooking with Wine Is Now Offering a Plethora of New Wine Dishes for Free (via SBWire)
Huddinge, Sweden -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/12/2013 -- Cooking With Wine, a new and innovative blog, has just released a new set of recipes that culinary specialists can make with wine. By far, this latest release is good news for established culinary experts…

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Rick Bakas: #CabernetDay 2013

How time flies. Once again it's #CabernetDay on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 from 12:00am to 11:30 (PDT) It's simple: drink any Cabernet based wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and blends count also. Share what you are tasting on Twitter using #CabernetDay hashtag or on Facebook. Cheers!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Chicken Enchiladas: Paired with Vortex Cellars Tempranillo

Being on numerous email list has its advantages. This Chicken Enchilada recipe was received from Vortex Cellars, a small boutique winery located in Woodinville, Washington.

Pair Vortex Tempranillo with Easy Enchiladas
These delicious Chicken Enchiladas are a creation by our own Said James, who works at our tasting room and at area events when he's not busy in the kitchen! He suggests pairing these easy enchiladas with Vortex Cellars Tempranillo:
Chicken Enchiladas
10 to 15 tomatillos, peeled and quartered
1/2 onion, plus more to garnish, chopped
3 Serrano chiles, chopped (add more for more spice!)
3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bacon: eBook to Download

An eBook with bacon recipes recently came to my attention. I am ready to cook up the Caramel Bacon Brownies and the Roasted Bell Peppers and Bacon Risotto recipes.
To download your Bacon recipe eBook go to:

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Food & Wine Cruise: France & Portugal

If you love food and wine this may be the cruise for you. Join Wine Diva Deb next August. 

14 Night Food & Wine Voyage-August 2014


20 August – 3 September 2014

Join Wine Diva Deb on this voyage and enjoy the delights of the food and wine regions of France and Portugal. You will sail on the Azamara Journey which is a smaller ship, and is filled bow-to-stern with wondrous luxuries and appointments that enhance your voyage of discovery-making it one that you won’t soon forget.
Book by September 30, 2013 and receive a complimentary double upgrade from a Club Interior to a Club Veranda Stateroom.

Voyage Details

Wed 20 AugSouthampton, EnglandEmbark 6:00pm
Thu 21 AugSt. Peter Port, Channel IslandsTendered8:00am5:00pm
Fri 22 AugNantes, Loire Valley, FranceDocked5:45pm
Sat 23 AugNantes, Loire Valley, FranceDocked
Sun 24 AugNantes, Loire Valley, FranceDocked5:30am
Mon 25 AugBordeaux, FranceDocked 8:15am
Tue 26 AugBordeaux, FranceDocked
Wed 27 AugBordeaux, FranceDocked7:30pm
Thu 28 AugSt. Jean de Luz, FranceTendered1:00pm
Fri 29 AugSt. Jean de Luz, FranceTendered10:00pm
Sat 30 AugBilbao, SpainDocked8:00am11:59pm
Sun 31 AugAt SeaCruising
Mon 1 SepPorto, PortugalDocked8:00am9:00pm
Tue 2 SepLisbon, PortugalDocked12:00pm
Wed 3 SepLisbon, PortugalDebark

Azamazing Evening

A Soirée at Le Hall de la Bourse – Bordeaux
Steep yourself in the elegant culture of Bordeaux, one of the world’s premier wine-growing regions. Following dinner onboard, a short walk from the ship brings you to Le Hall de la Bourse, the stately and elegant 18th century stock exchange building constructed during Bordeaux’s Golden age. Like many classical and neoclassical buildings of Bordeaux, Le Hall de la Bourse has been renewed with extensive renovations. Dramatically lit arches, floral arrangements and white linens add to the romance of this French soirée that includes wine-tasting, French ballads, Can-Can dancers, and a selection of canapés and desserts. You’ll have the opportunity to do a little dancing of your own too. Très bein.