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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Little Shin Shin, The Refuge, Canela Bistro and Wine Bar

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Little Shin Shin, The Refuge, Canela Bistro and Wine Bar

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Little Shin Shin (Oakland), The Refuge (San Carlos), Canela Bistro and Wine Bar (San Francisco). Watch Leslie Sbrocco share her wine tips about Central Coast wines.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Aslam’s Rasoi, Poesia, encuentro café and wine bar

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Aslam’s Rasoi, Poesia, encuentro café and wine bar

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Aslam’s Rasoi (San Francisco), Poesia (San Francisco), encuentro café and wine bar (Oakland). Watch Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Lodi wines.

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If You Liked that Wine, You Should’ve Put a Ring on It

If You Liked that Wine, You Should’ve Put a Ring on It

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

An art student has designed a line of jewelry specifically for tasting wine and cognac. One ring perches a petite wineglass atop your finger. Another is a miniature snifter. The spirit sippers aren’t available for purchase, but if you’re itching to don your stemware, try an old-fashioned tastevin.

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Wine Waste Finds Sweet Afterlife in Baked Goods

Wine Waste Finds Sweet Afterlife in Baked Goods

| August 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The mushy pile of seeds, skins and stems left over after grapes are pressed used to be one of winemaking’s biggest sustainability problems. But instead of heading to the dump, these days, some grape pomace is being reborn in a host of ways, including a nutrient-packed flour substitute.

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Six Ounces to Fine: Perestroika at Periscope Cellars

Six Ounces to Fine: Perestroika at Periscope Cellars

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Only someone deep into or near the aristocracy of wine can stage a movement akin to Gorbachev’s Perestroika. Enter winemaker and some-time sommelier Brendan Eliason of Periscope Cellars.

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7 Sips: Local Summer Wines Under $20

7 Sips: Local Summer Wines Under $20

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are so many good summer wines but not to overwhelm, here are 7 that caught my fancy this summer. You can sip them by the pool (um, not allowed at city pools), drink with a summer salad or pair with foods hot off the grill. You should also be able to find these wines without having to make a trip to the winery. Have a favorite local summer wine? Tell us.

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Celebrating 35 Years of Garlic at the Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gastronomic Highlights

Celebrating 35 Years of Garlic at the Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gastronomic Highlights

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year marked the 35th anniversary of the ultimate summer food extravaganza— Gilroy’s Garlic Festival. It was a three-day event packed with…well, food. Lots of food. Specifically, garlic. 82 tons of fresh California garlic to be precise. View BAB’s photo gallery of the festivities!

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5 Sips of Summer: Think Pink Cocktails

5 Sips of Summer: Think Pink Cocktails

Stephanie Rosenbaum offers recipes for 5 perfect-for-summer pink drinks, cool-down, sun-down cocktails for warm summer weather wherever you can find it.

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Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

| July 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

The author of True Brews shares her homebrewing habit with BAB’s Sarah Henry. Watermelon-Mint Soda anyone?

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Local Sake: America’s Craft Brewers Look East For Inspiration

Local Sake: America’s Craft Brewers Look East For Inspiration

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many Americans have encountered sake as that hot, cloudy beverage served in sushi bars. But now, the good stuff is coming. High-end imports from Japan are up, and many bars now focus on sake. Best of all, perhaps, are the microbreweries popping up across the country.

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Fruity With A Hint Of Bologna: A Slacker’s Guide To Wine Tasting

Fruity With A Hint Of Bologna: A Slacker’s Guide To Wine Tasting

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Science is a beautiful thing — especially when it helps you impress your foodie friends. Here we present five easy party tricks — based on science — that will make you look like a wine tasting pro. Do try this at home.

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Modern Day Food Foraging Comes to San Francisco

Modern Day Food Foraging Comes to San Francisco

| June 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Gina Scialabba attended the third annual Wild Foods Dinner at the Hotel Vitale. Americano’s Executive Chef Kory Stewart and food foraging expert Connie Green, author of “The Wild Table” prepared a unique six-course meal that was shaped largely by the bounty they located in nature.

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Not Everyone Cheers Turkey’s Move To Tighten Alcohol Rules

Not Everyone Cheers Turkey’s Move To Tighten Alcohol Rules

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Among the many reasons for ongoing riots in Turkey: A recent law restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol. Secular Turks see the new rules as the latest effort by the ruling AK Party to impose religious values on the population.

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The French Learned To Make Wine From Italians 2,400 Years Ago

The French Learned To Make Wine From Italians 2,400 Years Ago

| June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

These days, French vintners are globally renowned for their fine wines. And now, thanks to some nifty molecular archaeology, we know they picked up those winemaking skills from some helpful ancient Italians as early as 425 B.C.

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