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WHAT'S NEW:
  • La Cuisine Gourmet opens in Coral Gables with free culinary programs...
  • At The Biltmore: Philippe Ruiz, Executive Chef; Geoffrey Cousineau F&B;...
  • OLA Miami closes on Biscayne Blvd., to reopen in Miami Beach...
  • Grazie Restaurant now in Miami Beach
  • Tatu combines Asian cuisine and Casino at Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood...
  • Holsum Breads closes its doors...
  • And More




THE BUZZ:

  • French President Chirac in food fight...
  • Cheese Appreciate classes at Ars Magirica, Coral Gables...
  • Chefs'Fest with Olive Oils from Andalusia in South Florida Restaurant July 15-29...
  • Miami Spice Months: August - September...
  • Fourth Annual Key West Food & Wine Festival July 29 - August 3...
  • And More





FOOD & WINE NEWS:
  • Flavors Of An Empire, The Art Of Peruvian Cuisine: July 28 To August 31, Sonesta Hotels...
  • Thirsty Thursdays at Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & LatAm Grill, Coconut Grove...
  • July Summer Specials at CrÍpes & Co's...
  • Palm Restaurant Steak and Lobster Summer Special...
  • And More
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Trend in in drinking: Wine in A Box:
52% of all wines in Australia is sold in a box. In the US 18% or 1 in 5 glasses of wine is served from a box. In Sweden 65% of the wines are consumed from a box. Ryan Sproule, President and founder of The Black Box talks about changing the perception in wine drinking with high end wines in a bag and box.
Schloss Vollrads ::
The oldest standing winery in Europe since 1211, Scholl Vollrads procudes Rieslings the traditional way, but with modern technology. The use of the crystal cork Vino-lock, ensures that the 2003 vintage - the best vintage to come out of Germany, stays fresh and crisp. An interview with Dr. Rowald Hepp. (Food & Wine Talk - Monday, July 18, minute 27:50 mn.)
Domaines Barons de Rothschild
raise the bar for local wines of Portugal with Quinta do Carmo Alentejo, a lush, full-bodied, ripe and unctuous mouthfeel.
Tyrrell's Wines:
Great Shiraz, Chardonnay, No Screw Caps. The story of Tyrrell's Wines is inextricably linked to the story of wine in Australia. The fifth generation winemakers is producing food-friendly, award-winning, competitive priced wines
Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Rabaja.
Italians are very jealous and proud of their Barbaresco. The elegant, fine and graceful wine from Piemonte, Italy is where the nebbiolo grape attains greatness.

Olive Oils of Andalusia: The Gold of Spain On one of the balmy nights so typical of Seville; when the stars are almost eclipsed by the brightness of a moon crescent and the unbelievable Mediterranean sky is stabbed by the spiring silhouette of the Giralda Tower - a twelfth-century minaret topped by the Renaissance belfry of one of the largest Cathedrals in Christendom- I was pondering on the folly of the Conquistadors who had set sail 500 years earlier, leaving this beautiful, thriving city behind. The gold is right here: Spain is the largest exporter of Olive oils in the world and Andalusia produces 80% of all of Spain's olive oils. There are more than 260 varieties of olive trees in Spain - 200 of which are in Andalusia.





In a Drowsy Tuscan Village, It's Truffles That Arouse Interest Cognoscenti are converging on the less-trampled truffle paths around the sleepy village of San Giovanni d'Asso, about 25 miles southeast of Siena in the cypress-studded hills of Tuscany. While Tuscan truffles lack the brand-name recognition of those from Alba, San Giovanni d'Asso also lacks the circus atmosphere that can result in overpricing and overhunting. "Truffles don't like pollution and, as you can see, there's nothing here," said Leonardo Terzigli, a truffle trader from Florence. Nothing, except for luscious wheat fields, crumpled clay hills and the ribboned vineyards of the Sangiovese grape, which is used to make two of Italy's finest wines: Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
TASTE OF THE CARRIBEAN
12th annual "Taste of the Caribbean," a prestigious culinary competition held this year in the U.S. for the first time since 2000. As complex as the fascinating history of the region, Caribbean cuisine incorporates nfluences from its native Indians to its diverse European settlers (Spanish, Dutch, French, English), from their African slaves to more recent migratory streams such as Arabic, Chinese, and East Indian. All of these elements were evident in the bounty of brilliant combinations served, many bearing the imprint of European technique, tangy Creole flavors with zesty spices, and a particular talent for "making do" - often required in the islands.

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