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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Wine

Oscar-worthy wines

The Johndrows of OKC find their Napa Valley wines a top pick in the entertainment industry.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Every winter, some of the biggest names in the world of film gather in Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival. Begun in 1981 by Robert Redford, it’s become a magnet for superstar chefs, as well.
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Super party


Features

Jenn Scott
Despite several efforts to generate some amount of care, I really have absolutely no interest in organized sports. That being said, I can always get behind a good party … even one centered around a pigskin. For an anti-sports type like myself, the Super Bowl is prime bonding and partying time.
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sicilian nose

The black grape of Italy is no longer the black sheep.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Think of a delicious Cru Beuajolais: bright-red fruit upfront, great balance and that smoky tar finish that takes a light wine and makes it serious.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Top it off


Features

Jenn Scott
The last bit of winter isn’t doing a very good job of being wintery. Sure, it might be a little rainy, but the recent 60- and 70-degree weather is enough to ignite excitement for the spring season of tailgating, followed by a summer of pool parties.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wine on tap

Edmond’s newest wine bar features access to some of the world’s best wines by the ounce.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Vin Dolce is in downtown Edmond because owner Melanie Chesser believes in downtown Edmond. Her new wine bar is located in the old TG&Y building at 16 S. Broadway.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Playing with senses

The Spy’s latest show balances music and wine to produce a hybrid of sensory pleasure.


Food and Drink Features

Jenn Scott
Currently trending in the wine world is pairing your favorite vino with your favorite jams. Not the stuff you put on bread — the stuff you play loudly on your speakers.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tannins for tubas

Local restaurants are participating in a wine fundraiser to benefit school music programs.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The next best thing to learning how to play a musical instrument is drinking wine to help someone else learn to play. E & J Gallo Winery and William Hill Estate have partnered with VH1’s Save the Music Foundation to help restore and enhance music programs in local schools by donating $1 for every case of their wine sold throughout March and April.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Take a Cab

New wines from famous names remind us why Cabernet is king of the reds in Oklahoma.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The list of winemakers at Lewis Cellars over the years reads like a who’s who of Napa: Joe Cafaro, Helen Turley, Paul Hobbs, Randy Lewis and Brian Mox. Their craftsmanship helped make Lewis one of the world’s most sought-after wines. The newest Lewis, Mason’s Cabernet, is now available in the metro.
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Stop and smell the tannins

Metro restaurants slow down to let diners sample food and wine without the rush.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
The first Sunday of each month, Boulevard Steakhouse, 505 S. Boulevard in Edmond, offers customers access to Dinner Club, established in 1998 by Jimmy Stephney. Owner Pete Holloway said the idea is to offer guests a casual dinner with a set menu and hand-selected wine pairings.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Green guzzling

Here’s your guide to decide if going organic is worth the effort.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Of the three main categories of booze — wine, beer and spirits —the former is by far the most difficult to produce organically, at least in the U.S. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s certification process, organic wines cannot contain added sulfites, which are chemicals added to wines to inoculate against bad bacteria.
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
 
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