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Drink Tue Jul 17 2007

Nothin' small about this Petite Sirah

If you're planning any kind of meat on the grill for this weekend, you owe it to yourself to snag a bottle of this smoky goodness. Kent Rosenblum, originally a veterinarian by trade, is an expert with hearty reds like Zinfandel, but he's really outdone himself with this inky purple black vino from the San Francisco Bay region. Aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, black pepper, and cured meats simply leap from the glass and really sing with BBQ pork or grilled beef. It’s a monster of a wine, but still well-balanced with a long, supple finish. Like a dark chocolate mint melting on your tongue as you take that first sip of post dinner coffee. Rarely, does a wine make me rattle off this kind of cork dork poetry, but this really rang my bell with some slow smoked spareribs and a spicy/sweet sauce. It’s about $18. Get some. Rosenblum Heritage Clones Petite Sirah 2005

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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