By Claire Walter on August 28, 2014
Grande dame of Bordeaux wineries passes. Philippine de Rothschild, revered as the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, died last week at the of age 80. Baronness de Rothschild was the controlling shareholder in the family-owned Baron Philippe de Rothschild house, which produces the Mouton Cadet claret, the […]
By Claire Walter on May 17, 2014
When in Rome, the old saying goes, do as the Romans do. My corollary is, when in Greece, drink as the Greeks do. I’ll draw the line at Retsina, which I truly don’t like, but I have been ordering a glass of wine with every meal in Greece — red, white, rosé. Ours was not a culinary trip, so we ate in mid-priced restaurants, and the house wines I tried were just fine.
By Claire Walter on May 15, 2014
Green practices & idealism in action from artisanal brewery. The ethos and quality of Volkan beer remind me of a Boulder product in that it encourages green practices, supports local agriculture and also participates in an important, greater cause. This Santorini artisinal beer is part of the inspired, idealistic Greece Debt Free movement that seeks to reduce […]
By Claire Walter on May 13, 2014
Popular foods at popular prices deliver taste. We’re spending a few days in Greece, a country I’ve long wanted to visit. This isn’t a culinary trip of any sort — just making some of the regular tourist rounds. No fancy restaurants. No high culinary fare. House wines are just fine. But everything we’ve eaten has […]
By Claire Walter on February 16, 2014
Swiss Latte Art Championship shows perfection of milk on coffee. As the XXII Winter Olympics play out in Sochi, I am reminded that once upon a long time ago, figure skating actually involved what were called compulsory figures — two- and three-lobe variations of the figure 8, skated forwards and backwards with various turns and loops. […]
By Claire Walter on January 17, 2014
Traditionally, fishermen from Catalonia, Spain, would bring in their catch, sell off the best fish for maximum profit and then concoct a stew of what was left with Romesco sauce as a base. Peo’s Romesco sauce is a product made from organic tomatoes, organic spices, organic olive oil, organic vinegar and nuts that are free of chemical pasteurization. Also, It is vegan-friendly, and this version his also gluten-, dairy- and GMO-free.