Month: June 2011

2011 Orange County Fair Wine Competition

More awards for Taft Street! At the Orange County Fair Wine Competition, Taft Street was awarded one gold medal, two silvers, and three bronze medals! Gold Medal – 2010 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc Silver Medal – 2008 Garagistes Chardonnay Silver Medal – 2010 Sonoma County Rose of Pinot Noir Bronze Medal – 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris …

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California State Fair Wine Competition

Another great showing at the California State Fair! Our 2007 Garagistes Pinot Noir was awarded 98pts, Double Gold, Best of Region – Red North Coast Appellations, and Best of Class – North Coast Appellations! A few other Taft Street wines also took home some hardware: Gold Medal, 94pts – 2008 Garagistes Chardonnay Silver Medal – 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet …

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Truffle Mac & Cheese

At the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience last week this recipe from Chef Michael Farrell at Bistreaux at the Maison Dupuy Hotel won a Gold Medal for Lagniappe (something extra). It’s fun and easy. Ingredients Cream Base: 5 cups shallots 3 cloves garlic chopped 16 oz mascarpone cheese 2 qt heavy cream 1 oz …

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Rain Rain Go Away

We’ve had a good wet winter, the reservoirs are full, so it’s time to dry out. But no, Mother Nature has decided to mix things up a bit. May was cooler and wetter than usual; not the greatest of starts for the 2011 vintage. However, it is still early, and there will be lots of …

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