Tag Archive 'French'

Nov 09 2009

Que Syrah, Shiraz?

By Maggie Smith Are you one of the many confused wine drinkers that doesn’t understand why some wines are labeled Shiraz yet some are labeled Syrah? Lets do some myth busting and work this out! Syrah and Shiraz are the same grape, just different styles. Syrah has been around for…let’s just say forever; and then […]

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Oct 10 2008

Sofitel Chef Martial Noguier bids au revoir to summer wines

Published by under Savvy Sip Tips,Wine Pairing

“Summer is finished,” says famed Chef Martial Noguier, matter-of-factly. “Bye-bye, summer.” And hello root vegetables, spices and venison at Cafe des Architectes in the Hotel Sofitel Chicago, where French Chef Noguier took over as executive chef when he left one sixtyblue in August. Green is gone, and turnips, rutabaga, cinnamon, cloves and other fall flavors now dominate Chef Noguier’s […]

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Oct 01 2008

Grand cru: It even sounds impressive

Throw around a phrase like “grand cru” (always said in an attempted foreign accent, right?), and you might impress your friends. Far more impressive, however, is knowing what it means, if anything, before you drop some serious dollars on it. Literally, grand cru is French for “great growth.” In some regions, the use of the […]

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Sep 17 2008

There Is a Doctor in the House

His name is Dr. Vino, if that tells you anything. New York-based author Tyler Colman is a wine pro by any other name. But he happens to write the award-winning wine blog DrVino.com. He also authored Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink, a compelling title if ever there was one. (Throw […]

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