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Drink Tue Jun 17 2008

Vinho Verde

Casal Garcia.jpgOn an excessively hot and muggy day last week, I traveled to Hyde Park for a dinner party with some friends. The host greeted me with a cool, refreshing glass of Casal Garcia Vinho Verde. This "green" wine from Portugal is so called due to age, rather than hue. Typically, vinho verdes should be consumed within their first year.

The wine is lightly effervescent and has a crisp citrus taste with, a bit of apple and melon, and a dry finish. It is bright and refreshing and pairs well with salty foods. We enjoyed it with a bruschetta appetizer. I immediately went out to buy a few bottles of my own. At $6, this has become my summer white. (I bought mine at Foremost, 2300 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

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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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