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OKG Newsletter


Topic: wine

Space-age wine

Two native Oklahomans apply space program thinking and technology to their California Chardonnay.


Greg Horton
Tulsa resident Chris Large sold his boutique wine shop in Utica Square in 2009. He and his wife, Natalie, were ready for a change.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thirst for the Cure returns

Annual benefit set for Sept. 14.


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Carol Smaglinski
Who knows who might need money for urgent medical care this year? Through the Thirst for the Cure 2011, scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14, money being raised might come to the rescue of needy people in the local hospitality business who otherwise couldn’t afford care.
 
Friday, August 26, 2011

South-of-the-border Bordeaux

South American wines continue to carve out shelf space. And it’s not just the usual suspects, as Bordeaux makes inroads.


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Greg Horton
South American wines are so much a part of today’s wine landscape that it’s hard to believe they’ve only been around for about 25 years.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Okie roots to California vines

Oklahoma natives have quietly built Hidden Ridge to be one of the best brands in Sonoma Valley.


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Greg Horton
Lynn Hofacket was raised on a wheat farm and cattle ranch in southwestern Oklahoma. He eventually moved to Oklahoma City to work in real estate more than 20 years ago. While in the metro, he met Casidy Ward, an Enid native. The two married shortly after.
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Put a cork in it

Why did a legislative task force studying strong beer and wine sales dry up?


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Greg Horton
Members of the joint task force on the sale of wine and beer in grocery stores voted to disband on Oct. 20 after only two meetings. Jeff Reasor, CEO of Reasor’s Foods and a member of the task force, said there were signs from the beginning that the group would not reach a consensus.
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wines that shine

Share your fall with new wines in the OKC metro.


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Greg Horton
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine, 1201 N. Walker, has featured a mixture of American and Italian wines since Lori Tyler opened the restaurant last year. The two areas reflect Tyler’s preference for great California wines and the wonderful food-friendliness of Italian wines.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Keen on Keenan

Already popular in the metro, winemaker Michael Keenan produces custom wines for Oklahoma City eateries.


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Greg Horton
Michael Keenan loves Ranch Steakhouse, 3000 W. Britton. The Napa Valley winemaker has eaten more steaks there than most Oklahoma City residents. When ownership and management approached him about making a custom wine just for the Ranch, he was happy to oblige.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Vintage vantage

Restaurant-recommended wines at liquor-store prices for your dining pleasure at Paseo Grill.


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Greg Horton
What if you could buy a bottle of wine at your favorite wine shop and take it to dinner with you? Depending on where you shop and eat, you could save up to 200 percent off the cost on a restaurant wine list.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wine, don’t whine

January will be an outstanding month for wine lovers in the state of Oklahoma.


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Greg Horton
Just so you know, it’s never too late to add resolutions to your New Year’s list. Add this one: Drink more wine.
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Family tradition

Jeremy Nickel, the son of the late Gil Nickel, continues his father’s tradition of making fine wine in the Napa Valley.


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Greg Horton
When Muskogee native Gil Nickel died of cancer in 2003, his legacy in the wine world was already well-cemented.
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
 
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