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Wining and Dining Through Tuscany

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The food and wine of Tuscany are legendary. A taste of either and you, too, will fall in love for this beautiful, special spot in Italy. A trip to Tuscany some years back was the inspiration for Goodtaste.tv. This recent trip was one of the best yet!

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The ‘Hottest’ Wine Trail in Texas is Off Hwy 290!

There’s no way around it: the way we taste our Texas wines has changed. We’re now America’s No. 5 wine-producing state! If you haven’t heard the buzz on the Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 as of late, it’s time to hit the trail. Some of the best wine in Texas is being produced right in our own backyard…

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La Dolce Vida–Mine, Under the Tuscan Sun

Our journey that is Goodtaste.tv began in this European sun-kissed country some nine years ago when we spent two glorious weeks exploring by car. It wasn’t our first trip to Italy—the first few sojourns here only whetted our appetite for more. We craved more of the scenery, the food, wine and most importantly, the Italians’ la dolce vita…

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The Romance of Cortona and Tuscany

Life at Villa Laura or Bramasole (for all you romantics, me included) was amazing! Our surreal week in this beautiful place, with a view out every window, wasn’t long enough. Having seen the movie Under the Tuscan Sun and read the book, I was eager to actually experience the village of Cortona where much of the action takes place…

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Choosing the Right Cheese for Wine in Napa

Wine and cheese pairing truly can be an art, but it’s also something easily done in the comfort of home. Sunshine Foods in beautiful St. Helena in Napa does a TON of cheese pairings for local wineries. Here are their recommendations for three popular wines from the region…

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Celadon Chef Says It’s the Best Steak He’s Seen…

We came for the gorgeous setting, and stayed for some delicious food. Chef Marcos Uribe of Celadon in downtown Napa took care of the latter! One of the nicest products he’s ever cooked with, however, is a proud addition to his dinner menu…

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HeartBrand Akaushi is on the Menu at Del Dotto Vineyards

One of the most stunning vineyards in all of Napa is also making some of the Valley’s highest rated and most sought-after wines from around the world. Now this family-owned operation is serving a one-of-a-kind beef when you attend one of their grand wine pairings…

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Popular Wine Pairs Up with Heart Healthy Steaks!

If red wine rules your palate, then consider Silver Oak a reigning king of cab. It has a HUGE following in the Lone Star State, and is among the most recognizable names in the country! For over 40 years, they’ve produced distinctive, highly drinkable Cabernet Sauvignon…

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Heart Healthy Steaks Now at this Napa Grocer!

Goodtaste stopped in at a very special family-owned grocery store in St. Helena, Sunshine Foods, to sample the diverse menu of premium quality meats, to include HeartBrand Akaushi — the healthiest, best-tasting beef money can buy and you can bring home!

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New Wine Tasting for ALL the Senses at Jordan Winery

Journey to remote corners of the serene Jordan Estate to savor Jordan wines, olive oil and delectable cuisine—all paired with breathtaking views. Mere weeks ago, I returned from California with my visit to this family vineyard still fresh on my mind…

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Blending for Beginners at the Franciscan Winery!

If you’ve ever wondered what goes into making a wine, the Franciscan Estate & Mount Veder Winery insist that you partake in one of their blending exercises…a process that true wine makers live for!

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Pinot is Prime at Kutch Wines

Ever wonder what it would be like to throw caution to the wind and follow your dreams? Imagine deciding to leave a great paying job and starting over! A couple I know did just that.

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Franciscan Winery Wins Out!

You’re looking at one of the most beautiful heirloom tomato salad presentations I’ve ever seen! Chef Cory Strike of Franciscan Winery in Napa is a true talent in the kitchen.

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Garden to Table at Mondavi

The most incredible garden to table experience in Napa can be found at the historic Robert Mondavi Winery – a forerunner of vino in Napa Valley. Once there, prepare to peruse through the garden with the chef and select the ingredients that will be used for your dinner. Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers …

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