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Welcome to Wine of the Month Club’s, Wine-Pedia: A Free Wine Encyclopedia! Here you will find a variety of articles and videos on topics ranging from wine and food pairings to informational wine videos, and much more! There are a few different ways to navigate this Wine-Pedia. To choose a topic you would like to… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Ham Mousse Hors d’Oeuvre Mold

Being a part of a family-owned busi­ness may have its mushy side, but then something like Weezie Mott happens to you. Ms. Mott is a teacher by profession and a coveted member of the Wine of the Month Club. Her background is in the biological sciences, but her love and ex­pertise extends into running a… read more »

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Adventures in Eating: Aurora Pepi’s Appetizer

Imagine waking up each morning on 70 acres of fertile vineyard, bordered by the Napa River, one mile south of Oak­ville in Napa Valley. That is the place where Rob­ert and Aurora Pepi call home. Their “home” is chateau-like, built in stone and oak to match their all stone winery next door. The Pepis purchased this… read more »

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Adventures in Eating: Choco Mint Snappers

As you drive into this small college town in Oregon, the prosperity is no­ticeable. The homes vary in design from all wood Victorian styles with ginger­bread pitched roofs, to solid red brick ones denoting a simple eastern feeling, to newly painted modern stucco ones. Driving the freeway is not a dreary task, as traffic moves… read more »

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Member Inquiry No. 14

“Paul: You keep using “bouquet” and “aroma” at different times in your wine descriptions, and some­times you use both terms for the same wine. I must assume there is a difference. What is the differ­ence?” – H.S. San Jose; CA You assumed right! There is a difference. Both terms pertain to the smell or the… read more »

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Domestic Selections: September 1989

Wines evaluated last month: 301     Rejected: 249              Approved: 52              Selected: 2 It still is summer – at least from the weather point of view! – even though we are knocking at the doors of autumn. So here are two summer wines again. For the red wine this month I fi­nally found a blush… read more »

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Adventures in Eating: Stuffed Bell Peppers in Beer Sauce

We are on a new food regimen for 1988! Paul had purchased a book titled “The 120 year Diet”, by Dr. Roy L. Walford M.D.. Overnight he became a disciple of Dr. Walford’s and has fi­nally converted me, too. Dr. Walford declares, that one can have a better quality of life and longevity, through nutritional… read more »

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Adventures in Eating: Pâté Petite Princess

Why the versatile pâté has never really caught on in the U.S. is a bit of a mystery to me. It comes in so many variations, dif­fering from province to province, and even from village to village. Perhaps it is be­cause the recipes for these tasty concoctions were usually carried by the memory of vil­lage… read more »

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Souls and Goose Livers

“Burgundy,” said Erasmus, “is the blessed province, and should be called the mother of men, since she nurses them on such wonderful milk.” He was speaking of her wines of course, which we found out were perfect with pâtés! We just returned from our Bordeaux and Burgundy wine evaluation trip. In addition to the wine, the… read more »

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Adventures in Eating: Honey and Nut Glazed Brie

“Madam,” the ancient proverb says, “That one rich drop of honey sweet, As an alluring luscious treat, Is known to tempt more flies by far, Than a whole tun of vinegar.” – St. Francis de Sales 1821 You guessed right. Honey is our subject this month. The quote was a favorite of King Henry IV,… read more »

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Adventures in Eating: Judith’s Cheese Sticks

Having been raised in Los Angeles, go­ing to Pasadena was always a “trip”. I nev­er realized that Pasadena was a part of the San Gabriel Mission in the San Gabriel Valley established by the Spanish priests in 1771. In 1873, the land was purchased by the California Colony of Indiana. This or­ganization was headed by… read more »

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