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Tim Vidra

Lot18 - Fig Pizzette

Figs are such a wonderful late summer and early fall treat, especially in the South. My grandmother kept a fig tree so well pruned it was actually a bush. I remember running up, grabbing a fig and biting into it… [Read more...]

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Rudy Kurniawan Wine collector Indonesian indonesia Zhen Wang Huang (2)

Yesterday the world of collectible wines saw one of its biggest hucksters, Rudy Kurniawan, sentenced to 10 years in prison. Among other offenses, Kurniawan was found guilty of having created hundreds of fraudulent wine bottles from noteworthy Bordeaux and Burgundy… [Read more...]

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Lot18

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Every once in awhile, we get emails and calls from customers who have basic wine questions. What’s the best kind of corkscrew? How is Champagne different from Cava or Prosecco? Was Carlo Rossi a real guy? (Yes, but his name… [Read more...]

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Tim Vidra

Cheese Platter — Lot18

Serving the perfect cheese selection is a challenge, much like pairing the perfect wine with dinner. Complicating things is the fact that most grocery stores nowadays offer many more options than you actually need. So here are a few simple tips… [Read more...]

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Tim Vidra

Herb Grilled Corn — Lot18

For most of us, eating fresh corn in summer is limited to boiling the cobs then slathering them in butter and salt. There’s nothing wrong with this, but everything needs updating and improving now and again. By taking a handful of herbs from… [Read more...]

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