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OKG Newsletter


Topic: wine

Little monsters

Petite Sirah can be a huge beast of a wine, but in the right hands it becomes one of the richest, most uncommon diversions from the ordinary.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Alder Yarrow is a wine critic known for his work in and around San Francisco, as well as his highly respected and frequently visited wine blog, Vinography. Recently, he wrote an entry on Petite Sirah, a grape that has its problems, both with popularity and with unskilled winemakers.
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Uncommonly revealing

Grenache, a ubiquitous grape most often used in blends, nudges its way onto state shelves and menus.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Depending on whom you believe, Grenache (Garnacha in Spain) is either the first, second or fourth most common grape in the world. The grape is relatively easy to grow and is one of the most frequently blended grapes in the world.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

By the glass

Bubbly or beer, cocktails or Cab. Raise your glass to the drinks you love.


Food and Drink Features

Jenny Coon Peterson
Here's the skinny (and wide) on the glasses that fit the drink.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Beauty and brawn

Pinot Noir comes in two distinct styles, and the brawny one may be for those who don’t think they like Pinot.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Sometimes oversimplifications are good, and in the case of Pinot Noir, reducing the varietal to two distinct styles is helpful: fruit baskets and brawny, big boys.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Long-lived libations

Alcohol has been a loyal companion to man since the beginning, and some producers are still working from recipes that have endured a millennia.


Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
Important work is being done in southwest Germany. Wired magazine reported that researchers in the area are trying to recreate a 2,550-year-old beer recipe working off residual clues found at an excavation site believed to be the remnants of an ancient largescale brewery.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dessert wine

Red, white or dessert wines pair well with a wide variety of chocolate.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Dessert can sometimes be the death knell for wine at dinner, especially for fans of dry red and white wines. However, it need not be, especially if dessert includes chocolate.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dr. Strangebrew

It may not replace that perfect porter, but beer cocktails abound in town. You just need to stop being pretentious.


Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
After 13 years as a legal member of the church of good beer, dumping a bunch of mixers and spirits into a perfectly crafted brew seems blasphemous.
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bite Size

Chow chat


Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
Jim Sellers is known in the Edmond and Oklahoma City area as the former owner of Edmond’s Schaffer’s Deli and co-owner with his wife, Diana, of the now-closed The Catering Company.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Global warming and wine

Climate change in France threatens to force radical changes on some of the world’s premier winemaking regions.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
France’s oldest wine regions — Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone — are famous for producing wines of great subtlety, complexity and balance.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Girl power

It’s ladies’ night. And the feeling’s right!

 Do you love hiking and biking and generally being awesome? Are you also a lady? Good for you! Backwoods is hosting a ladies’ night, well, tonight.

From 6-8 p.m. at the Backwoods on May Avenue, adventuresome ladies can check out all the great gear, clothing, accessories and shoes (!!! but they’re hiking shoes, so maybe only !!) in this really cool outdoor store.

Attending girls will get discounts, vie for giveaways, plus indulge in chocolate, wine, appetizers and free chair massages. 

by Jenny Coon Peterson 04.26.2011 3 years ago
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