Gewurztraminer, 1982. Austin Cellars| Vintage Wine History and Information

GEWURZTRAMINER. 1982 – AUSTIN CELLARS by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | October 1984 Anthony Austin was the first professional winemaker in Northern Santa Barbara county. He was the winemaker at Firestone Vineyards since its inception in 1975. (And you know what a success story that is. At least 3 of his wines have been club selections under… read more »

Gewurztraminer, 1981. L.H., Smothers| Vintage Wine History and Information

GEWURZTRAMINER. 1981 – L.H., SMOTHERS by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | September 1983 A short six years ago, Dick Smothers of the famous comedy team started making wine in his garage. Fortu­nately he had an eight-car garage for the vintage Fords he collected. The cars have since been moved and the entire space now is the main… read more »

Recipe: Ceylon Curry Powder | Food and Wine Pairing

Adventures in Eating: Ceylon Curry Powder Rosemarie | October 1982 We are happily busy, planning our trip to Northern Italy, while writing this column. Naturally, the main objective is to taste, taste, and taste more Italian wines and dishes. I hope to explore some of the recipes I have read, and wanted to know more about…. read more »

Nepalese Chicken Tarkari

I can smell this recipe just reading it…wow…and another tough pairing. Most dishes with Indian spices are hard to pair and wine just doesn’t do well with spicy foods.  Traditional wisdom puts a Riesling or Gewurztraminer with this dish…I am out on a limb suggesting our Picpoul de Pinet from Felines Jourdan. You can find… read more »