Winery guide – Perbacco Cellars http://perbaccocellars.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 02:33:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://perbaccocellars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Winery guide – Perbacco Cellars http://perbaccocellars.com/ 32 32 Fall 2022 guide to planned restaurant openings in Boston https://perbaccocellars.com/fall-2022-guide-to-planned-restaurant-openings-in-boston/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 02:33:21 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/fall-2022-guide-to-planned-restaurant-openings-in-boston/ A busy summer of restaurant openings has come to an end, and despite the transportation authority throwing a wrench into Bostonians’ daily commutes, exciting new restaurant and bar openings on the horizon could hopefully- the, appease the gloomy spirits of the inhabitants. Many fun and long-awaited new projects are springing up in Greater Boston this […]]]>

A busy summer of restaurant openings has come to an end, and despite the transportation authority throwing a wrench into Bostonians’ daily commutes, exciting new restaurant and bar openings on the horizon could hopefully- the, appease the gloomy spirits of the inhabitants. Many fun and long-awaited new projects are springing up in Greater Boston this fall. Here’s what to expect in late September and beyond.

New restaurants and bars

Tonino

669A Center Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston

A new Italian restaurant by former Tres Gatos chef Luke Fetbroth and Hojoko chef Claire Makley is set to open in early fall in the former Little Dipper space in Jamaica Plain. Tonino is meant to serve as a neighborhood restaurant, using local ingredients while highlighting Italian classics, such as fresh pasta, Sicilian-style pizza, and more.

Expected opening schedule: fall 2022

Comfort kitchen

611 Columbia Road, Dorchester, Boston

This highly anticipated restaurant that showcases global cuisine is in the home stretch, says managing partner Biplaw Rai. Although the space is still under construction at the moment, Rai hopes his cafe and restaurant will welcome customers the first week of October. Guests will take a world tour through the prism of the African diaspora with innovative traditional dishes.

Expected opening schedule: early October 2022

The Comfort Kitchen team. From left to right: Nyacko Pearl Perry, Biplaw Rai and Kwasi Kwaa
Rita Ferreira

birds of paradise

525 Western Avenue, Brighton

Birds of Paradise, a cocktail lounge on the theme of air travel, will open in a few weeks; hopefully early October, says owner Ran Duan. This new bar will become the newest tenant to move into the Speedway, joining a host of popular dining destinations including a sake bar, South American wine bar and deli, brewery and more.

Expected opening schedule: early October 2022

Bam Bam Fried Chicken

245 Pleasant Street, Malden

The folks behind Malden’s popular Chinese restaurant, District Kitchen, are bringing a new fried chicken restaurant to town. The restaurant will take a space that was once a Dunkin’ and transform it into a place of vibrancy and high energy, owner Stacey Zhang said. In addition to fried chicken, she hopes to feature popular items at state fairs, such as fried Oreos, barbecued pulled pork sandwiches and mozzarella cheese corn dogs.

Expected opening schedule: early October 2022

Fisherman

498 Commonwealth Avenue, Kenmore Square, Boston

A new restaurant featuring local seafood is set to open at the former location of the Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore. It will be the second of three installments in Boston by the Blue Ribbon Group of New York, which owns restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and beyond. The menu will draw inspiration from coastal cuisine from around the world, from southern Spain to Argentina, with a ceviche bar and elaborate cocktails.

Expected opening schedule: early to mid-October 2022

Johnny Pomodoro

297 Main Street, Charlestown, Boston

Charlestown is getting a counter-service Italian restaurant in October. Johnny Pomodoro’s is the brainchild of celebrity chef Johnny Burke, owner of Johnny’s Takeaway in West Roxbury. After a successful run with a pop-up named Johnny Pomodoro, which was his take on old-school red sauce Italian, Burke decided to expand the idea into a full restaurant. The menu will include everything from family meals of chicken parmesan and pomodoro pasta to garlic knots and chocolate chip cookies.

Expected opening schedule: October 2022

Cauliflower soup, Johnny's Takeaway.

cauliflower soup from Johnny’s Takeaway; the owner will then open Johnny Pomodoro’s.
Johnny’s to go/Facebook

SAVR

150 Seaport Boulevard, Boston

The Seaport is adding a new waterfront restaurant inside the St Regis Residences, a luxury condominium currently under construction. Its menu will include a range of comforting classics, bistro favorites and local seafood, as well as an extensive wine and cocktail list. The two-story space will offer seasonal outdoor seating and a terrace that overlooks Boston Harbor.

Expected opening schedule: November 2022

Kicco

1 Nashua Street, Downtown Boston

Originally slated for late August, Boston’s “first true Neapolitan cafe” next to North Station will import about 90% of its food products from Italy. Owner Vittorio Wurzburger hails from Naples, where his family has been roasting coffee since the late 19th century. At Kicco, he will serve Italian cakes, pastries and other baked goods such as pistachio croissants; focaccia, pizza and sandwiches; and a variety of espresso drinks.

Expected opening schedule: fall 2022

Reopenings and extensions

across the border

378A Center Street, Hyde Square, Jamaica Plain, Boston

Tex Mex-style food truck Across the Border is opening a permanent restaurant in Jamaica Plain. Serving a variety of tacos and burritos that stick to traditional roots but with a modern twist, the company is known for using ingredients like Cheetos, Doritos, and Fritos. It also offers a vegetarian and vegan menu. The new restaurant will occupy the former space owned by Pikalo, who moved to the block.

Planned opening schedule: Imminent

Puritan Oyster Bar

1164 Cambridge St., Inman Square

Inman Square mainstay Puritan & Company will add a seafood-focused restaurant next door in November. The Puritan Oyster Bar will serve oysters, of course, along with a variety of other raw and cooked seafood dishes: Watch for tuna carpaccio, hot buttered lobster toast, and more.

Expected opening schedule: November 2022

Salonika

1 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill; 316 Newbury Street, Back Bay

Casual Greek restaurant Saloniki will add two more locations in Beacon Hill and Back Bay this fall. Diners can expect classic dishes inspired by owner Eric Papachristos’ Greek upbringing, including chicken souvlaki, grilled spanakopita, as well as spatula chicken with crispy mashed potatoes and tzatziki. The Newbury Street location will take the place of Steve’s Greek Cuisine, a long-running Greek restaurant.

Expected opening schedule: September 2022

525 Western Avenue, Brighton, Massachusetts 02135

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GUIDE: 21 breweries, wineries, distilleries in and around Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown https://perbaccocellars.com/guide-21-breweries-wineries-distilleries-in-and-around-cedar-park-leander-georgetown/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 20:43:00 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/guide-21-breweries-wineries-distilleries-in-and-around-cedar-park-leander-georgetown/ Residents of Cedar Park, Leander, and Georgetown live near various breweries, distilleries, and wineries that make and sell beers, vodkas, whiskeys, and wines. This list is incomprehensible. “> BREWERIES 1. Barking Armadillo Brew Family-friendly, live music, terrace In addition to drinks, this brasserie offers a rotating selection of food trucks as well as board and […]]]>

Residents of Cedar Park, Leander, and Georgetown live near various breweries, distilleries, and wineries that make and sell beers, vodkas, whiskeys, and wines. This list is incomprehensible.

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BREWERIES

1. Barking Armadillo Brew

Family-friendly, live music, terrace

In addition to drinks, this brasserie offers a rotating selection of food trucks as well as board and garden games.

Customer favourite: Return of MAC India Pale Ale, 6.7% ABV

507 Riverbend Drive, Georgetown

512-240-5137

www.barkingarmadillo.com

2. Bull Creek Brewery

Family-friendly, live music, terrace

Customers can enjoy the terrace, the tap room or visit the facilities.

Customer favorite: Faded Pale Ale, 6.7% ABV

7100 FM 3405 Liberty Hill

512-940-5441

www.bullcreekbrewing.com

3. Hedgehog Brew

Outdoor seating for the whole family

Founded by brothers Chris and Jonathan Harris, this brewery focuses on clear, hoppy ales and farmhouse ales fermented with Wild Hill Country yeast.

Customer Favorite: Hoptimism Hazy IPA, 6.2% ABV

3200 Woodall Drive, Ste. C-1, cedar park

512-944-0501

www.hedgehogatx.com

4. Brewing Hell or High Water

Family-friendly, live music, terrace

This small town brewery focuses on traditional style beers while also offering guest taps from other local breweries, wineries and distilleries.

Customer favorite: Float the River Kolsch, 5.4% ABV

931 Main Street, Liberty Hill

512-548-6877

hellorhighwaterbrewing.com

5. Humble Pint Brewing Co.

Outdoor seating for the whole family

In addition to serving a selection of craft beers, Humble Pint Brewing Co. hosts weekly trivia nights.

Customer Favorite: Hopsdale IPA, 6.9% ABV

11880 Hero Way West, Ste. 208, Leander

512-337-5007

www.humblepint.com

6. Red Horn Brewery and Roastery

Family-friendly, live music, terrace

The brand’s second site opened in June 2021 to allow the company to expand its beer and coffee production. In addition to live music, the venue hosts quizzes and yoga.

Customer favorite: Trail Runner Golden Ale, 5% ABV

1615 Scottsdale Drive, Building. 1, Ste. 110, Leander

737-843-7084

www.redhornbrew.com

7. Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co.

Family-friendly, live music, terrace

Red Horn’s original location brews both beer and roast coffee. In addition to live music, the venue hosts quizzes and yoga.

Customer Favorite: Wonder Boy Hefeweizen, 5.4% ABV

13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 800 Cedars Park

512-986-7038

www.redhornbrew.com

8. Rentsch Brewery

Family-friendly, live music, terrace

The establishment’s oversized dining room features a wall of taps with basic and seasonal drafts from Rentsch and its sister label, Strange Land Brewery. It also has a covered patio twice the size of the interior space and beyond that an open-air café with a stage for performances.

Customer favorite: Texas Lager, 4.2% ABV

2500 NE Inner Loop, Ste. 3105 George Town

512-688-5046

www.rentschbrewery.com

9. Rentsch Brewery Outpost

Friendly and family

Separated by rolling glass garage doors, the Rentsch Brewery Outpost sits next to the ThunderCloud Submarines located on the south side of Georgetown Square. The establishment has limited hours.

Customer Favorite: Pineapple Pilz, 5% ABV

814 S. Main St., Ste. 2 George Town

512-688-5046

www.rentschbrewery.com

10. San Gabriel River Brewery

Family-friendly, live music, terrace

This brasserie has a quaint bar, a large outdoor area with covered seating, and plenty of room for the family to wander around.

Customer Favorite: San Gabriel IPA-English Style, 6.11% ABV

500 Chaparral Drive, Liberty Hill

512-778-4100

www.sangabrielriverbrewery.com

11. Texas Beer Co.

Family-friendly, live music, terrace

This business is located in a historic red brick building in downtown Taylor.

Customer Favorite: Hop Rodeo Hazy IPA, 7.5% ABV

201 Main Street North, Taylor

512-466-6939

www.texasbeerco.com

12. Whitestone Brewery

Family-friendly, live music, terrace

The 1,250 square foot space includes an outdoor cafe, faucet room, and indoor fire pit. Whitestone keeps four beers year-round and rotates other menus. Children and pets are welcome, but the property is not family-friendly after 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Additionally, owners Ryan and Danielle Anglen plan to open a second Liberty Hill location.

Customer Favorite: Cedrela Hefeweizen, 5% ABV601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500 Cedars Park

512-765-4828

www.whitestonebrewery.com

DISTILLERIES

13. Fire Oak Distillery

Live music, terrace

This local distillery produces artisanal vodka and bourbon. The brand promotes a cocktail specialty every week on social networks that can be made with its liqueurs.

Customer favourite: premium vodka

4600 CR 207, Liberty Hill

512-515-6611

www.fireoakdistillery.com

14. Leanderthal distillation

This property offers bottle and beverage sales in the 21+ Leanderthal Lounge. In addition, the distillery offers recipes that customers can make with its products.

Customer favourite: Leanderthal Vodka

11894 Hero Way West, Ste. A, Leandre

512-697-9127

www.leanderthaltx.com

15. Schitz Creek Distillery

Outdoor seating for the whole family

This company creates vodka and several distilled whiskeys from grains grown in Texas. Located inside the Thirsty Mule, it also offers a full range of cocktails.

Customer Favorite: Maple Whiskey

101 CR 257, Ste. B, Liberty Hill

512-778-5990

www.schitzcreek.com

CELLARS

16. Barons Creek Tasting Room & Wine Lounge

Live music, terrace

Along with other locations in Fredericksburg, McKinney and Granbury, Barons Creek offers food and wine pairings.

Customer favourite: Campeon 2020

706 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown

512-688-5755

www.baronscreekvineyards.com

17. Bent Oak Vineyard

live music

This winery makes a selection of wines from Texas and California. The venue offers reservations for tastings in its tasting room.

Customer Favorite: 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Texas High Plains

2000 Windy Terrace, Ste. 2B, Cedars Park

512-953-8094

www.bentoakwinery.com

18. Georgetown Vineyard

Outdoor seating for the whole family

Founded in 2007, Georgetown Winery was Williamson County’s first winery. Owners Dan and Becca Marek own over 3,000 vineyards in Rockdale and produce the majority of the wine at the company’s sister site, the Thirsty Mule in Liberty Hill.

Customer favourite: merlot

715 S. Main Street, Georgetown

512-869-8600

www.georgetownwinery.com

19. Grape Creek on the Square Tasting Room

Outdoor terrace

Operating as a satellite tasting room, guests are also invited to explore the Grape Creek estate, including production facilities and extensive vineyards, in Fredericksburg.

Customer favourite: Grand Rouge 2021

101 W. Seventh St., Georgetown

512-863-4020

www.grapecreek.com/georgetownon-the-square

20. Thirsty Mule Wine Estate and Vineyard

Outdoor seating for the whole family

The wines from this place are made and produced from grapes from Texas and California. It offers wine and spirits tastings for $10.

Customer favourite: Corky Mule

101 CR 257, Liberty Hill

512-778-5990

www.thirstymule.com

21. Florence Vineyard

Live music, terrace

This venue operates as a boutique hotel and resort that features a winery, restaurant, day spa, private event spaces, and wine tastings. There are also plans to build more than 1,000 houses in the cellar.

Customer favorite: Merlot, Texas High Plains

111 Via Francesco, Florence

512-572-7000

www.thevineyardatflorence.com

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EVENT GUIDE: Sept. 13-18 | New https://perbaccocellars.com/event-guide-sept-13-18-new/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/event-guide-sept-13-18-new/ 5 CHOICES 1. Vancouver Young Stars, see the NHL stars of tomorrow today, SOEC, four days 2. Louisiana Hayride, with Tributes to Old School Country Greats, Wednesday, The Cleland Theater 3. The Terry Fox Run, Sunday morning in Penticton, Summerland and Osoyoos 4. The 35th Annual Okanagan Toy Run is Sunday at 10 a.m. 5. […]]]>

5 CHOICES

1. Vancouver Young Stars, see the NHL stars of tomorrow today, SOEC, four days

2. Louisiana Hayride, with Tributes to Old School Country Greats, Wednesday, The Cleland Theater

3. The Terry Fox Run, Sunday morning in Penticton, Summerland and Osoyoos

4. The 35th Annual Okanagan Toy Run is Sunday at 10 a.m.

5. Did you miss seeing “Elvis?” The new movie plays Oliver Friday-Sunday

Tuesday September 13

• Last week: currently on view at the Penticton Art Gallery: “Lasting Impressions” by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) and William Hogarth (1697-1764); “A picture is worth a thousand words” Art and activism: Contemporary printmaking from Oaxaca, Mexico; and “Southern Cross”, Laurence Evelyn Hyde (1914-1987), open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Penticton Tuneagers choir rehearsals resume, conducted by Nick Kelly, Penticton United Church, 696 Main Street, ages 50 and up, 9:30-11:30 a.m., call Sarah at 778-622-0762 for details

• Open Mic evening hosted by Tristan Telle, Barley Mill Pub, 7:30 p.m.

• Currently at the Penticton Art Gallery: “Lasting Impressions” by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) and William Hogarth (1697-1764); “A picture is worth a thousand words” Art and activism: Contemporary printmaking from Oaxaca, Mexico; and “Southern Cross”, Laurence Evelyn Hyde (1914-1987), open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Now on display at the Penticton Museum, “Made Right Here: Penticton’s Built Heritage”. This exhibit showcases Penticton’s distinctive heritage properties and how they have contributed to our town’s unique history and character, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 785 Main Street, by donation.

• “She Lives in the Mountains” featuring the work of Diane Walters, presented by the Summerland Community Arts Council, 9525 Wharton Street in Summerland, Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• On view at Landmark Cinemas 7: “Mrs. Harris goes to Paris” (G, 115 minutes); “The Barbarian” (14A, 103 mins); “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” (G, 87 minutes); “Spiderman: No Way Home” (PG, 157 mins); “Minions: The Rise of Gru” (G, 87 minutes); “Beast” (14-A, 93 mins); “High-speed train” (14A, 126 minutes); “DC League of Super-Pets” (G, 106 mins); “Top Gun: Maverick” (PG, 131 minutes); “After Every Happiness” (14A, 95 mins); “Three thousand years of nostalgia” (PG, 108 minutes) for times and tickets: landmarkcinemas.com

Wednesday September 14

• Louisiana Hayride Show with a live band featuring tributes to Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Shania Twain, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Crystal Gayle, The Cleland Theatre, 7:30 p.m. $55, for tickets: hayrideshow.com

Wine & Wing Wednesday presented by Dirty Laundry Brewing, featuring Tristan Telle, 6 p.m. at Slackwater Brewing Co.

• Penticton Lawn Bowling Club, bowling open at 260 Brunswick Street, 6:30 p.m., $10 registration fee ($5 for students)

• Bike Open House at Penticton Safety Village, 4-7pm, take a tour of the village, learn about bike safety, helmets and required parental permissions

• Hot Rockin’ Bingo at Slackwater Brewing, 7 p.m.

• Gene Sequences by Christina Baird at the Long Gallery, 374 Main Street, Penticton, Wednesday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closes 4 p.m. Saturday)

• Playing at the Oliver Theatre: “Where the Crawdads Sing” (Wednesday and Thursday), “Elvis” (Friday to Sunday), for times: olivertheatre.ca

Thursday September 15

• Okanagan Skaha School District 67 Meetings, IMC Building, 425 Jermyn Ave. (at the opposite end of the car park), 6:30 p.m., open to the public

• Brandon Isaak in concert at the Dream Café, 8 p.m., for tickets: thedreamcafe.ca

• Live @ Time presents Aidan Mayes, Time Winery, 6:30 p.m., no entrance fee

• Backyard Beats with DJ Spill will spin the vinyl at the Cannery Brewery, 6-8 p.m.

• Penticton Tuneagers Orchestra Rehearsals, conducted by Nick Kelly, Oasis United Church, 2964 Skaha Lake Road, ages 50 and up, 9:45-11:15 a.m., call Nick at 250-462-7052 for details

• Discover the history of our city, visit the SS Sicamous Maritime Museum, open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

• Open Mic at Clancy’s Pub and Grill, 6:30 p.m., 19+

• Penticton Lawn Bowling Club, bowling open at 260 Brunswick Street, 9:30 a.m., $10 registration fee ($5 for students)

• Tacos and Trivia on Thirst Days, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Barley Mill Brew Pub

• Cascades Casino Penticton daily, 10 am to midnight; 10am-2am Fridays and Saturdays

Friday September 16

• Tournament begins Vancouver Young Stars, Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers, 4:00 p.m., Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks, 7:30 p.m., tickets for single games are $26 (adults) and $15 (12 years old) and under), visit: valleyfirsttix.com

• West Coast Celtic roots band Tiller’s Folly perform their 25th anniversary tour at the Dream Café on Colorful Front Street at 8 p.m. for tickets: thedreamcafe.ca

• David and Ken, Improv, Musical, Frank Venables Theater at Oliver, 7:30 p.m., $25 purchase at venablestheatre.ca

• Penticton Dachshund Lovers “Doxie Walk”, at the Penticton Art Gallery, 10 a.m.

• Friday evening dinner of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday September 17

• Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Tournament, Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers, 7:30 p.m.

• The New Jersey Jukebox, a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Frank Venables Theater at Oliver, 7:30 p.m., $35 purchase at venablestheatre.ca

• Closing Day: Visit LocoLanding Adventure Park for the last time this season, open 11am-5pm on Saturdays only

• Penticton Farmers Market, 100 blocks from Main St., Downtown Penticton Association Market, 200-300 blocks from Main St., Front St., Backstreet, Blvd., from 8:30 a.m.

• Tailgate Roller Skate, presented by Penticton Roller Skate, Penticton Skate Park, 107 Martin Street, all ages 5-7 p.m., adult skating 7-9 p.m., with live music and free skate and skate rentals. helmets

• The Okanagan Historical Society releases its 86th report with diverse content on the Okanagan, Similkameen and Shuswap, on sale at Cherry Lane Mall, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• BCHL Junior A Exhibition Hockey, Chilliwack Chiefs at Penticton Vees, 2 p.m., South Okanagan Events Centre, tickets are $10 for adults and seniors, under 18s are free, visit: valleyfirsttix.com

• Elks Lodge presents cribbage, 10 a.m., meat draw, 4 p.m., pasta dinner, 5:30 p.m., music with Andy & Friends, 6:30 p.m.

• MARVEL Cinematic Universe Trivia Night at Barley Mill Pub, 7-9:30 p.m., $14 with discounts for groups of six or more, come dressed as your favorite character

Sunday September 18

• Terry Fox Race, SS Sicamous, registration at 8:30 am, start at 10 am; Summerland Aquatic Centre, registration at 10 a.m., start of the race at 11 a.m.; Sonora Community Center in Osoyoos, registration at 9 a.m., race starts at 9:30 a.m.; register as an individual or family, visit: terryfox.ca

• Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Tournament, Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets, 2 p.m.

• Pets in the Park, presented by Pet-Friendly Penticton, Gyro Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., free for everyone, with or without pets

• Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association presents OMRA Toy Run supporting St. Vincent DePaul, registration 9:30 am at The Peach, race starts 10:30 am

• Johnny Reid “To Love Somebody Tour” at the Cleland Theatre, 8 p.m. at the Penticton Community Center, buy tickets at: valleyfirsttix.ca

• The Day the Music Died, a tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets and Friends, Frank Venables Theater at Oliver, 7:30 p.m., $35 purchase at venablestheatre.ca

• Summerland Rotary Farmer’s Market, Main Street, Summerland, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Digger Dan (roots music) at Cannery Brewing Co, 5-7 p.m., no repeat

• The Okanagan Historical Society releases its 86th report with diverse content on the Okanagan, Similkameen and Shuswap, on sale at Cherry Lane Mall, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Fraternal Order of Eagles, meat draw, 4 p.m.

• Breakfast at Penticton Elks Lodge, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Grimms Meat Draw, Dog Races, Last Man Standing, 2:00 p.m.

• Penticton Hammertime Superprestige CX, Mariposa Park, Vedette Drive, 9 a.m.

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KDA Adds New Features to Drink KY Interactive Guide for Kentucky Wineries and Craft Breweries https://perbaccocellars.com/kda-adds-new-features-to-drink-ky-interactive-guide-for-kentucky-wineries-and-craft-breweries/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 04:29:52 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/kda-adds-new-features-to-drink-ky-interactive-guide-for-kentucky-wineries-and-craft-breweries/ The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is introducing new features to its popular Drink KY guide to Commonwealth wineries and craft breweries. Initially launching in 2021, the progressive web app updates include social integration and content additions. “Our Drink KY web app allows us to better showcase the ever-growing number of wineries and breweries in […]]]>

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is introducing new features to its popular Drink KY guide to Commonwealth wineries and craft breweries. Initially launching in 2021, the progressive web app updates include social integration and content additions.

“Our Drink KY web app allows us to better showcase the ever-growing number of wineries and breweries in Kentucky,” said Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles. “These exciting updates will improve consumer visits to tastings and bars across the Commonwealth and provide fun new opportunities to engage with like-minded friends. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture plans to make a big push this year to encourage people to visit fall agritourism destinations.

Drink KY is a free resource that allows users to plan and track their visits to Kentucky wineries and breweries, earn rewards through geo-fenced records, and learn about unique beer scenes and Commonwealth craft wine.

The new social integration provides networking features that include tagging other Drink KY users as friends, finding other users by shared preferences, and “liked” interactions. Individuals’ profiles will remain private by default, but users will have access to new social integration features by changing their preferences to public in profile settings.

Newly introduced notifications alert individuals when they have a new follower, when someone has liked a user’s rating or registration, when a manual registration request has been approved, and when they reach new reward levels. Additionally, recently launched updates allow Drink KY users to add images to their notes and share those images in their public feed.

To begin your personal wine or craft beer journey, start using the Department’s official interactive experience at www.drink-ky.com.

Drink KY is a collaboration between the KDA, the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council and the Kentucky Guild of Brewers.

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

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2022 Ultimate Guide to Apple Picking in and around Windsor, Ontario https://perbaccocellars.com/2022-ultimate-guide-to-apple-picking-in-and-around-windsor-ontario/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 16:30:54 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/2022-ultimate-guide-to-apple-picking-in-and-around-windsor-ontario/ Apple picking season has officially begun!!! WindsorEats has put together an ultimate guide to help you do your own picking in the Windsor-Essex area. From the best places to go on your apple picking adventure to some helpful tips to know before you go and for when you’re on the farm, we’ve got you covered. […]]]>

Apple picking season has officially begun!!!

WindsorEats has put together an ultimate guide to help you do your own picking in the Windsor-Essex area. From the best places to go on your apple picking adventure to some helpful tips to know before you go and for when you’re on the farm, we’ve got you covered.


MELEG’S LAKEVIEW ORCHARD AND CIDER MILL

This 65-acre farm is more than just pick-your-own. Meleg’s Lakeview Orchard offers freshly squeezed apple cider and also frys hot cinnamon donuts on site! While you pick your own apples, you might as well take advantage of the end of the raspberry season, for victory!


THIESSEN ORCHARDS

For nearly 90 years now, Thiessen Orchards have offered a choice of 8 different apple varieties. The farm is also filled with a whole host of family activities. General admission is good for weekends and Thanksgiving Monday with kids 2 and under free.

General admission includes tractor rides to the orchard, fun acre with running barrel train, putt putt golf, corn maze, springboard, outings with farm friends and a haunted barn (surcharge).


WAGNER ORCHARDS

If you’re an adult, when you’re done picking your apples at Wagner Orchards, be sure to stop by their store to pick up some of their ciders and wines. Absolutely delicious!

They also have their own bakery which bakes delicious treats like strudels and pies and offers their own fresh Berkshire pork and beef.


ABBRUZZO APPLES

Open since 1969, Abbruzzese Apples is located at the intersection of Upcott Rd. and Highway 3 between Kingsville and Essex.


KENNET ORCHARD

This little-known orchard is located in Essex, between Belle River and Lakeshore. If you are considering a visit to Kennette Orchard, just a word of warning to keep your pets at home.


PATILLO APPLE ORCHARD

The Patillo Apple Orchard is such a beautiful property just minutes from Tecumseh and well worth the visit for some tasty and crispy apples.


BRING THE KIDS

Transporting children to the farm is a great family activity and can provide a great lesson in where food really comes from.


EARLIER IS BETTER

We mean this for both time of day and time of season.

Arriving at the farm earlier in the day will help you avoid most large crowds. Plus, if you go picking in September rather than October, you’ll also have a better chance of getting the best-ripened apples you thought were only in fairy tales.


BE READY FOR THE WEATHER

Rain or shine (picking apples on a rainy day can be fun, beautiful, and make for great photos), be sure to watch the forecast and prepare well for what it will be like.

September weather can be unpredictable at times, so we recommend that you dress in layers.


NOT ALL FARMS HAVE FOOD

Do your research before heading out with the kids. Just because it’s a farm doesn’t mean they’ll have food to buy. Save yourself the hunger by knowing ahead.


IF POSSIBLE, BRING YOUR OWN BAGS

Not all farms allow this, but if possible, it’s best to bring reusable bags. This helps reduce waste and even helps farms by saving them from distributing and using fewer bags. And why not help the environment with such a small gesture? !


BE A RESPECTFUL APPLE PICKER

Chances are some of the best apples are out of reach. Use an apple picker, please! Don’t shoot apples or branches. Don’t jump on the tree. Do not shake the tree or the branches.

When you pull or shake the tree, many other apples will scream on the ground, which will cause a lot of waste. When possible, if picking your apples causes a few to fall, scoop them up, wipe them up, and take them home to enjoy. ”

The main thing is just to keep in mind to respect the trees and the farm.

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What is Sauvignon Blanc? A guide to the basics https://perbaccocellars.com/what-is-sauvignon-blanc-a-guide-to-the-basics/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 21:37:04 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/what-is-sauvignon-blanc-a-guide-to-the-basics/ For many consumers, Sauvignon Blanc is synonymous with New Zealand, and vice versa. Makes sense, given the sheer number of excellent North Island and South Island options. But the grape also has a beloved home in France, where stunning examples are grown in the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. California has countless top Sauvignon Blancs, as […]]]>

For many consumers, Sauvignon Blanc is synonymous with New Zealand, and vice versa. Makes sense, given the sheer number of excellent North Island and South Island options. But the grape also has a beloved home in France, where stunning examples are grown in the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. California has countless top Sauvignon Blancs, as do Chile and Argentina. Depending on where it’s grown and who produces it, Sauvignon Blanc can be fruity and mouth-watering with citrus aromas and flavors, or more savory with distinct vegetal notes that lean towards freshly cut grass or peppers. . Sometimes it’s all of the above!


Ultimately, Sauvignon Blanc is produced in a wide range of expressions at a wide range of prices, making it one of the most popular white grape varieties in the world.


What is Sauvignon Blanc?

Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine produced from the grape variety of the same name. In North and South America, New Zealand and Australia, it is named after this grape variety and bottles tend to be labeled Sauvignon Blanc. In France, however, this is generally not the case; Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre wines, for example, are produced from Sauvignon Blanc by law, but they are labeled with the name of the appellation as opposed to the grape variety. Meanwhile, white Bordeaux (or Bordeaux Blanc) is usually a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, with a little Muscadelle as a common addition, though these grapes are not usually found on the front label. Either way, white wines produced from Sauvignon Blanc are enjoyed the world over, regardless of their name.


Where does Sauvignon Blanc wine come from?

Sauvignon Blanc is most famously produced in Marlborough, New Zealand and France, where (in the former case) its telltale currant and grapefruit notes shine the brightest. It is also doing well in Australia, especially in Margaret River in the far west of the country, in addition to the Adelaide Hills.


In California, Sauvignon Blanc shines in Napa Valley and Sonoma County (Cattleya’s 2020 Alma is savory and subtly floral, and Acumen Mountainside Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and very layered, with a long, balanced finish) as well than the Sierra foothills (the 2018 Andis Codevilla Vineyard Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc takes advantage of oak to help create a deep, rich wine). Even producers best known for their Cabs have crafted remarkable Sauvignon Blancs; Ink Grade and Peter Michael are phenomenal examples, as is Quintessa’s “Illumination” Sauvignon Blanc, which brings together fruit from Napa and Sonoma to result in a wine of exceptional complexity and appeal.


It is increasingly common to find delicious Italian white wines that incorporate the variety. Ornellaia Bianco is all Sauvignon Blanc, and their Poggio alle Gazze blends it with Vermentino and Viognier. Le Macchiole’s Paleo Bianco, although dominated by Chardonnay, relies on around 30% Sauvignon Blanc to make a fantastic wine. He also sings in the northernmost regions of Italy. In Alto Adige, for example, Cantina Terlan produces a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc.


Arguably France is where Sauvignon Blanc is best known in Europe, where many of the classic Loire Valley white wines are Sauvignon Blanc – Pouilly Fumé and Sancerre are rightly considered as references. Bordeaux is also home to many greats; look for whites labeled as Entre-Deux-Mers, but don’t miss the often small-production white wines from the region’s legendary chateaux. Haut-Brion Blanc, for example, tends to contain slightly more Sémillon than Sauvignon Blanc, but the latter still makes up nearly half of the blend. It’s a highlight, vintage after vintage.


Why should you drink Sauvignon Blanc wine?

Sauvignon Blanc can be produced in a wide range of styles, from fruity, ripe and sometimes even tropical, to more vegetal and linear. In this way, it has the ability to appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. In parts of California in particular, there are even producers who make Sauvignon Blanc that has been influenced by oak, giving it an unexpected feeling of richness and sweet spice. It also goes very well with other white grape varieties, in particular Sémillon and Muscadelle, but also Chardonnay.


In terms of Sauvignon Blanc prices, it’s possible to find cheerful, cost-effective bottles for under $15, as well as age-worthy bottles that climb into the triple digits. The good news is that producers around the world are constantly experimenting with the styles of Sauvignon Blanc they produce, and there are bound to be some great options on store shelves and restaurant wine lists to explore.


Speaking of restaurants, Sauvignon Blanc is a very versatile white wine at the table. Its lively acidity allows it to cut through butter and cream, and its revealing citrus notes help it brighten up a wide range of foods, from pasta to seafood to sautéed fish and veal dishes. like a classic piccata preparation. It’s also a great partner for cheese, especially goat cheese, whose own grassy notes find counterparts in many Sauvignon Blancs.


What does Sauvignon Blanc taste like?

Sauvignon Blanc typically features fruit on the citrus side of the spectrum, including grapefruit, although lemon, lime, and kumquat are not uncommon. Warmer climate examples can lean in a more tropical direction with their fruity notes. A grassy or peppery counterpoint is also likely, the result of a compound in the grape itself called pyrazine. This is the same compound that is responsible for the bell pepper and vegetal notes in cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.


Sauvignon Blanc is considered a semi-aromatic grape variety, and its strong acidity adds to its refreshing sensation. This acidity can be reduced by aging in oak barrels and a process called batonnage – the stirring of the lees – which gives the wine a creamier texture. In general. Sauvignon Blanc is best enjoyed fairly chilled, although examples aged in oak barrels or brewed on lees may be best at a slightly cooler temperature (although still chilly).



Five Great Sauvignon Blanc Wines

There are countless great Sauvignon Blanc wines on the market today. These five producers, listed in alphabetical order, are a perfect way to start exploring all that Sauvignon Blanc has to offer.


Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion


An en primeur sample of the 2021 white from Pessac-Léognan is absolutely delicious, with jasmine, honeycomb and yellow apples carried on a spine of tantalizing yet exceptionally balanced acidity, all thoughtfully sprinkled with fresh herbs. It’s excellent.


Didier Dagueneau


Arguably France’s most respected Sauvignon Blanc producer, Dagueneau wines have gained a cult following over the years. The Silex and Pur Sang bottlings are among the most respected in the world.


Gamble Family Vineyards and Vinoce Vineyards


The 2021 Estate Sauvignon Blanc from Yountville, Napa Valley is generous with lemon blossom and candied ginger that add spiciness, height and depth to the nectarine, white peach, apricot and notes lemon curd. Napa Valley’s 2020 Sauvignon Blanc Vinoce “Lori’s Lucky Penny” is energized and shows candied grapefruit zest, passion fruit, lemongrass and vibrant notes of hard apricot, kumquat, white tea, of lime leaf and mineral until the end.


Villa Maria


One of New Zealand’s most familiar names in Sauvignon Blanc. Their 2021 Private Bin bottling rings in at under $15, and is a classic example of why the ‘NZ SB’ category has become so popular. Gooseberry, grass and sweet and mouth-watering tropical fruits (the passion fruit notes are effusive) make this a perfect bottle for late summer.


Viña Leyda and ritual


These two wines – the 2021 Leyda Coastal Vineyards – Garuma Sauvignon Blanc and the 2019 Ritual Casablanca Valley Sauvignon Blanc – exhibit very different ends of the Chilean Sauvignon Blanc spectrum, with the former relying more on the capsicum- and pepper-influenced end. jalapeño, and the latter more along the lines of grapefruit, lime and mineral. Tasting them side by side is an eye-opening way to understand the breadth of Sauvignon Blanc styles, not just in Chile but in general.

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Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal: The Ultimate Bottle Guide https://perbaccocellars.com/remy-martin-1738-accord-royal-the-ultimate-bottle-guide/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 15:48:00 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/remy-martin-1738-accord-royal-the-ultimate-bottle-guide/ You may have memories of your parents or grandparents sipping Cognac from tumblers at the end of a meal. Fast forward to today, and Cognac can be enjoyed as an aperitif cocktail, paired with side dishes throughout dinner, and enjoyed neat late in the evening. Since Accord Royal contains young and well-aged cognac, it works […]]]>

You may have memories of your parents or grandparents sipping Cognac from tumblers at the end of a meal. Fast forward to today, and Cognac can be enjoyed as an aperitif cocktail, paired with side dishes throughout dinner, and enjoyed neat late in the evening.

Since Accord Royal contains young and well-aged cognac, it works well in both modern and classic cocktails. As the flavors of toasted hazelnut, sweet spice and dried fruit are similar to those found in an aged whisky, we like 1738 in a smooth old-school Manhattan, or mix it up in the sidecar of origin. Rémy Martin’s cellar master, Baptiste Loiseau, suggests mixing it with ginger ale, accentuating the spicy and floral notes.

For wine pairings, Cognac shares that umami is the spirit’s best friend, so dishes filled with the fifth taste will pair well with brandy. The consortium adds that young Cognac will pair well with fresher flavors, such as fresh fruit, soft cheese and fish, while older Cognac should pair well with bolder, spicy flavors. As the average age of the Accord Royal is 12, dishes like roast game birds will do, as well as pâté de foie gras, Roquefort cheese, mushroom dishes and baked pies, like our sweet and savory apple and cheddar tarte tatin.

If you prefer to sip your Cognac pure, you will be in good company with Baptiste Loiseau. He believes that consuming it pure allows one to fully appreciate the intoxicating aromas.

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A local guide to Palermo: sardines, spumante and spontaneous dancing | Holidays in Sicily https://perbaccocellars.com/a-local-guide-to-palermo-sardines-spumante-and-spontaneous-dancing-holidays-in-sicily/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/a-local-guide-to-palermo-sardines-spumante-and-spontaneous-dancing-holidays-in-sicily/ Food There are two parallel culinary worlds in Palermo: traditional home cooking and street food. Palermitans are very proud of their traditional cuisine, and I would recommend a stop at the Trattoria da Nonna Dora to Sardinian pasta, which celebrates local ingredients sardines, pine nuts, raisins and wild fennel. A generous portion costs €6. After […]]]>

Food

There are two parallel culinary worlds in Palermo: traditional home cooking and street food.

Palermitans are very proud of their traditional cuisine, and I would recommend a stop at the Trattoria da Nonna Dora to Sardinian pasta, which celebrates local ingredients sardines, pine nuts, raisins and wild fennel. A generous portion costs €6. After fresh fish? Try Osteria Mercede for its tonno rosso (bluefin tuna, €18), and simple I sapori del Mare for its killer Pasta portico (pasta with prawns, €16). Cheese lovers should not miss the ragusano all argentiera (caciocavallo cheese fried in oil, garlic and vinegar, €10) at La Buatta, via Vittorio Emanuele.

Sardinian pasta. Photo: beingbonny/Getty Images

A street food meal is not something you plan; this happens when you wander Palermo’s narrow streets and souk-like markets. Panicto meusa (focaccia stuffed with sautéed beef spleen and a cascade of grated caciocavallo, €2.50) is Palermo’s street food trophy. Francu U Vastiddaru near Piazza Marina is my top pick. The best carb (and vegetarian) choice is a panino con panelle e hooked (a sesame roll with chickpea fritters, potato croquettes and mint). Fratelli Testagrossa in Piazza Indipendenza does big portions for €2.

Inspiration

teve jobs shoes

The MEC museum and restaurant (mecmuseum.it, entry €7) is an inspiring encounter of innovation with style and ingenious cuisine. Visionary architect Giuseppe Forello has assembled one of Europe’s largest collections of Apple computers and other artifacts (including a pair of Steve Jobs shoes, pictured), and it’s all now on display in the Palazzo Castrone of the Sixteenth century. Next-generation experimental restaurant MEC shares the building, serving avant-garde Sicilian fine dining, with intriguing flavors that will elevate your “tech” experience to a different level.

Piece

La Kalsa, the historic Arab quarter, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. To experience its diverse urban vibe, head east from Piazza Sant’Anna and let the cacophony of the city be replaced by the sound of your footsteps on ancient cobblestones and the laughter of quaint little bars. There are photo opportunities around every corner and the street art of Via dello Spasimo is a vortex of color and historical figures. In recent years, the neighborhood has transformed into a hub of bars, restaurants and artisan shops. It’s perfect for cocktail lovers: try Dal Barone’s bitter Sicilian orange liqueur and house spirits or an aperitif at Nautoscopio, which has a nice seating area on a small beach.

Green area

To escape the city, take a train from Palermo Centrale to Punta Raisi Airport. Get off at Sferracavallo station and the Barcarello-Capo Gallo nature reserve, a real gem little visited by tourists, is around 25 minutes away on foot. Take a picnic and enjoy being surrounded by the sea and the rocky shore: the views of the sunset over the sea can be captivating. A train stop along the town of Isola delle Femmine, where the more energetic can hire a stand up paddle board at Isola Surf (€15). If you prefer to lounge with an appetizer and a seafood platter, one of my favorite bars/restaurants, Il Miramare, is right there.

Capo Gallo Nature Reserve, Mondello, just north of Palermo.
Capo Gallo Nature Reserve, Mondello, just north of Palermo. Photograph: Getty Images

Night life

Palermo’s nightlife is all about al fresco drinking, spontaneous talking and dancing. A typical night for me would start with a glass of Sicilian spumante at restaurant Seven (the roof terrace of the Hotel Ambasciatori), which offers the best views in town, before a walk between the Vucciria (Piazza Marina) and the neighborhood from Piazza Olivella. Sicilians love to welcome tourists, so don’t be surprised if you end the night with a group of 15 new friends. One of my favorite bars is the quiet Bottega Monteleone, which offers quality natural Sicilian drinks such as Baracco Ambras and catarratto orange wines.

Stay

Afea Art & Rooms (double from €90 B&B) is a B&B concept – an original combination of creativity and hospitality. The rooms have been individually designed by local artists, using the furniture as a canvas to tell their story.

Marco Romeo is a food guide in Palermo and founder of Streaty, a travel agency specializing in food and wine experiences in several Italian cities

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What is Pinot Gris? A guide to the basics https://perbaccocellars.com/what-is-pinot-gris-a-guide-to-the-basics/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 20:42:56 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/what-is-pinot-gris-a-guide-to-the-basics/ Pinot Gris, also known as Pinot Grigio, is one of the most famous white grape varieties in the world. Ironically, the best expressions of it – the age-worthy Grand Cru bottlings of Alsace and the increasingly compelling ones of Oregon’s Willamette Valley – aren’t the most famous. That title belongs to the often bulk-produced Pinot […]]]>

Pinot Gris, also known as Pinot Grigio, is one of the most famous white grape varieties in the world. Ironically, the best expressions of it – the age-worthy Grand Cru bottlings of Alsace and the increasingly compelling ones of Oregon’s Willamette Valley – aren’t the most famous. That title belongs to the often bulk-produced Pinot Grigios from northern Italy. These are some of the most popular white wines in the world, and what they tend to lack in complexity and depth they usually make up for in straightforward palatability. Although wine professionals tend to frown on these big-name bottlings, they don’t tell the whole story: producers like Silvio Jermann and Cantine Terlan, among others, are making Italian pinot grigio a serious success story. In other words, the world of Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris is far more complicated, in the best possible sense, than one might think.


What is Pinot Grigio wine?

Pinot Gris, or Pinot Grigio as it is known in Italy and much of the world, is a wine produced from the grape of the same name. Depending on where it’s grown, Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio can be turned into cheap, cheerful bottles that sell for less than $10 and offer the kind of simple wine pleasures so easily associated with style: citrus , fresh acidity and relatively short finish that does not overpower the accompanying foods. Yet there are also plenty of producers who work magic with the varietal, crafting wines of serious craftsmanship and refinement.


Where does Pinot Grigio come from?

Pinot Gris is most famously grown and produced in the French region of Alsace, where it represents some of the finest bottlings, whether Grand Cru classified or not. It can be found dry or sweet, and also plays an important role in many sparkling Crémant d’Alsace blends. In Oregon, particularly the Willamette Valley, Pinot Gris is an increasingly important grape variety, producing wines that are both energetic and refined in equal measure. And in Italy, where it is known as Pinot Grigio, the variety is used for wines that range from mass-produced wines to single-vineyard gems that are among the most exciting examples of the variety in the world. Pinot Gris is also enjoying success in Washington State, California, New Zealand, Australia and Germany.


Why should you drink Pinot Grigio?

In a world where the reputation of grape varieties seems so well anchored with the oenological public, Pinot Gris has a remarkable ability to surprise and seduce. Whether it’s a cellar-worthy bottle of Pinot Gris Grand Cru from Alsace, a scintillating and deeply delicious single-vineyard Pinot Grigio from the Alto Adige, or a simple bottle and inexpensive from a well-known brand, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are produced in a remarkable range of styles. For something really interesting, be sure to try a Pinot Grigio Ramato, which is made in contact with grape skins, giving the finished wine an amber or rusty appearance – the word ramato in Italian is a reference to the coppery color of wine – and more nutty, stone fruity aromas and flavors. The 2021 Conte Brandolini d’Adda Pinot Grigio Ramato is a fine example of the style, full of energy and notes of hard apricots and cranberries, and under $20.


Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are also excellent at the table. The more acidic ones are suitable pairing partners for buttery sauces, light fish and seafood, and even fresh vegetables. In their richer versions, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio can work well with lighter meats like chicken and veal, giving them a fresh hit of acidity and fruit.


What does Pinot Grigio taste like?

High quality examples of Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio reflect the land in which the grapes were grown, which means that the individual vineyards of the Grands Crus of Alsace will each tend to produce wines of idiosyncratic character. The same goes for the best single vineyards in South Tyrol. Ambitious producers of Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio typically strive to manifest the land, vintage conditions, and their particular vision for each year’s winemaking, while more volume-oriented brands typically opt for white wines. harmless, fruity and consistent year after year. year.


In general, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio exhibit fruit on the citrus side of the spectrum, primarily with lemon and lime. You can also find crunchy apples like Granny Smith and hard pears. Floral notes like honeysuckle and citrus blossom are usually present only in the best examples.


Both Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio should be enjoyed at cooler temperatures, although the specifics depend on the style of bottle you will be opening. Bulk-produced Pinot Grigio is best enjoyed straight out of the fridge, as the cold helps bring out its acidity and citrus. High-quality examples from top producers in Alto Adige, Collio, Friuli, Alsace and the Willamette Valley are best enjoyed with a little less freshness, enough to keep the wines fresh, but not so much that the underlying and often the more subtle fruity and floral notes are muted. A standard white wine or universal wine glass will work well for getting the most out of Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio.



Five Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio to taste

There are countless great Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio wines on the market today. These five producers, listed in alphabetical order, are a perfect way to start exploring all that Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio have to offer.


Banfi Castle


Banfi produces a wide range of wines in Tuscany, from Brunello di Montalcino to Pinot Grigio “San Angelo” under $20, which can be found (perhaps literally) everywhere. Yet despite this ubiquity and the volume in which it is produced, it manages to offer plenty of bright citrus and pear notes accompanied by hints of flowers and honey.


Chehalem


In addition to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (and more!), Chehalem produces lovely Pinot Gris from the Chehalem Mountain AVA of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The 2018 shows lots of hard pear, lemon blossom and honey-coated almonds through the long, mineral finish.


Ostertag domain


The venerable producer’s 2018 Pinot Gris “Les Jardins” is terrific, a ripe, honeyed white whose creamy texture carries flavors of caramel apples and lemongrass, a pulse of almonds and minerality punctuating the citrus-speckled finish. In addition, it is certified biodynamic.


Elena Walch


The 2019 Castel Ringberg Pinot Grigio de l’Alto Adige is an excellent wine –– it’s subtle, structured, layered, but still very energetic. Aromas of mineral, hard apples and herbs and lemon peel are followed by a concentrated, vibrant palate of chalky mineral, lemon peel and a finish that rolls on a subtly salty, donut-like wave. yellow apple. If you’ve got a bottle, Alto Adige’s 2015 Pinot Grigio Alois Lageder “Porer” is also worth a try, a silky gem speckled with caramel, hazelnut and dried peach that proves just how high quality Pinot Grigio can age well.


Gustave Lorentz


Pinot Gris d’Alsace Réserve 2020 is a pure and mineral wine that shows notes of lemon-lime and a touch of candied ginger. The fresh acidity makes it an excellent choice for fish and seafood.

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Tecate, the best restaurants and bars in Mexico: 24-hour travel guide https://perbaccocellars.com/tecate-the-best-restaurants-and-bars-in-mexico-24-hour-travel-guide/ Tue, 23 Aug 2022 16:30:13 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/tecate-the-best-restaurants-and-bars-in-mexico-24-hour-travel-guide/ As the only Pueblo Mágico in Baja California, a city designated by Mexico as a historical and cultural attraction, Tecate also has the fastest and easiest border crossing to the United States. In fact, seasoned travelers to the Guadalupe Valley often make the hour drive from Tecate to avoid the much busier Tijuana crossing. The […]]]>

As the only Pueblo Mágico in Baja California, a city designated by Mexico as a historical and cultural attraction, Tecate also has the fastest and easiest border crossing to the United States. In fact, seasoned travelers to the Guadalupe Valley often make the hour drive from Tecate to avoid the much busier Tijuana crossing.

The quaint town, located about 40 miles from downtown San Diego, is well worth stopping by whether you’re entering or exiting Baja California or just on a day trip. Start your day with its world-famous pan dulce, sample casual Baja cuisine – including must-try tacos – drink a Tecate beer at its birthplace, and take in the highland scenery along the Puerta Norte Wine Route at the Mexico.

If this itinerary seems too daunting to do in a day, plan an overnight stay at one of the area’s well-known resorts or ranches, knowing that a short line at the border is just minutes away. .


9 a.m. – Start with something sweet

Tecate is one of the best towns in all of Mexico for pan dulce, or Mexican sweet bread, baked in wood-fired ovens with regional ingredients. Fidel Martinez, the baker at Panadería Reina Victoria, creates a heavenly pan dulce with flour from Mexicali, premium butter from Real del Castillo, dairy products from local ranches and cooking oil produced in Lower California. Try a budín de dulce de leche, a barrita de mantequilla, or one of the soft and chewy conchas, and if you happen to visit after New Years, have the best Rosca de Reyes (Three Kings Bread) you’ll find. anywhere . Either way, buy an assorted box of sweet breads to take home for breakfast the next day.

A breakfast served at El Ciclo.
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10:00 a.m. – Try Mexican Steak and Eggs

One of the most popular breakfast spots for locals, El Ciclo, is under the direction of chef Daniel Flores who prepares mouth-watering chilaquiles, fancy steaks and eggs, and omelettes filled with sautéed Mexican shrimp. butter, garlic and dried red peppers. Get the chilaquile chipotles, tortilla chips drowned in a tangy, smoky chili chipotle salsa, with a snatch steak—a thick, marinated cut of beef—or the cazuela, a skillet of spiced fried potatoes, refried beans, crispy bacon, and tender tear off topped with eggs. If you’re really hungry, there’s a 400-gram ribeye served with fried eggs.

11:30 a.m. — Wine tasting along the Ruto del Vina

One of Mexico’s biggest natural wine players, Bichi, is located on the Téllez family ranch, where it produces biodynamic wines from old vines from recently reclaimed vineyards of local Misión and Rosa del Peru varietals, as well as Tempranillo and carinena. Other wineries to visit before heading back to town include Vinicola Encino de Piedra, Cava y Productos Mediterráneos Garcia, and Vinos Tanama.

1:30 p.m. — Lunch on an outdoor terrace

At Lugar de Nos, or a “place for us,” chef and owner Mariela Manzano, a graduate of the Tijuana School of Culinary Arts, specializes in her own brand of Baja California cuisine. Inside, the warm and welcoming restaurant resembles a cozy bodega while the bright, rustic outdoor patio is refreshed by hanging plants. Pair a glass of zesty Casa Magoni Manaz with Jamaican tacos (hibiscus) and requesón (fresh cheese) and a seared tuna tostada. The menu, made up of many local ingredients, also extends to pastas and pizzas.

A winding road through the mountains.

Rumorosa Pass.
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3:30 PM – Take a scenic walk with a stop at the taco stand

Visit the nearby town of La Rumorosa via a beautiful winding road through the earthy hues of mountainous terrain which, despite legends and tall tales, is a pleasant walk. Along the way, discover El Vallecito, an archaeological site in Kumiai, the Casa de Piedra Geopark, or wineries like Vinícola Rosa de Castillo, Viñas San Valentín, and Cas Veramendi. A must stop is Tacos Lalo for the La Rumorosa style steamed tacos, tacos steamed in turquoise enamel pots and filled with chicharrón, potatoes or beans and dressed with lots of shredded cabbage and of sweet red salsa.

6:00 p.m. — Break for beers and shots

Founded by Don Raul Mateus in 1957 and now run by his grandson, Alex Mateus, Bar Diana is a city landmark and the city’s oldest canteen. For locals, it’s an institution that has hosted city politicians, construction workers, educators, factory workers and entrepreneurs in a place where the beers are equally cold for rich and poor. Refresh yourself with a glass of tequila and a can of Tecate rojo or maybe a michelada.

7:30 PM – Baja Surf and Turf Sample

Ensamble 43, one of the new restaurants serving Baja cuisine in Tecate, opened in October 2019 with provincial land and sea dishes. In late 2021, chef Javier Méndez, originally from Michoacán, took over the modern-rustic space, featuring leather banquettes and a steel and glass divider wall that connects to a tranquil patio. There are half a dozen raw bar items, including a citrus-marinated rib eye steak tiradito, a tinted and spiced black shrimp aguachile with charred chilies, and a beet ceviche that can be made vegan. . Méndez also excels in abalone sopes and his riff on the “fish of the day”, an Ensenada classic. Heartier plates include grilled mesquite steak, suckling pig tacos, and pancetta al pastor.

9:30 p.m. — End the evening with more wine

Tecate isn’t known for its nightlife, but if you’re in town on a Friday or Saturday night, there’s no better way to end an evening than to enjoy a bottle of Mexican wine at Vinoteca, a garden romantic wine. Sample some regional cheeses with Emevé Armonia from Tintos, a ruby ​​red blend, or a grassy and fruity blend of Carignan and Syrah from Cuatro Soles. Norte 32 Tezinano Cabernet Sauvignon is a house favorite, as is a chilled bottle of LA Cetto’s Primavera, a Cabernet Rosé to sip after a long day of adventures.

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