Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Bordeaux by Melvyn Master It’s challenging to write “just a few words” about probably the most important wine region in the world! Many books have been written on this great wine and so – how to précis this into a few sentences? Well, just a few basics...
Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Farming by Melvyn Master Our Tortoise Creek Chardonnay (read Janie’s Grapevine post about Chardonnay and Asparagus), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Zinfandel are from a certified sustainably farmed vineyard . But what does that mean? Sustainable...
Asparagus & Chardonnay

Asparagus & Chardonnay

Asparagus & Chardonnay by Janie Master Asparagus is such a true herald of spring.  The spears of this fairy fern brave the last of the winter onslaught to bring us dreams of renewal.  We love them hot, we love them cold.  We dunk green stems in warm butter with a...
Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening Fresh Artichokes and Tortoise Creek Sauvignon Blanc Artichokes by Janie Master The first luscious artichokes have arrived from California for us.  These bulbous thistle-heads make a really spectacular but light supper or lunch dish and are really...