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Cameron Diaz’s Wine — What is it All About?

Cameron Diaz believes empowerment involves being healthy — she leads a healthy lifestyle, only consuming foods that are sustainable, organic, and simple. While she’s been conscious about her eating habits, she didn’t always pay the same emphasis on her wine. She trusted that wines being advertised and marketed as organic would live up to that name. She believed, like most of us, that wine is simply fermented grapes.

But, she recently realized that most store-bought wines consist mostly of chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, fungicides, and other additives. She was horrified by this discovery, and so she set about investigating the matter. She learned that there’s a shocking lack of regulation and oversight in the wine industry. Manufacturers can basically slap the “organic” label on any bottle of wine, regardless of the production process.

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Sixty Vines Seeks Hospitality Professionals to Join in Reimagining Wine Culture

Sixty Vines in Uptown is offering experienced hospitality employees an opportunity to join a budding business and reimagine the way the world experiences wine.

Located at 500 Crescent Court, Ste. #160, Sixty Vines is seeking wine enthusiasts for front of house positions – hosts and servers – to join its team in sharing an exceptional wine country experience complete with wine on tap and seasonal, chef-driven cuisine. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by emailing their resume to crescent@sixtyvines.com or submitting their resume in person at the Sixty Vines Uptown location.

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Foxtrot Market to Host Virtual Thanksgiving Wine Tasting

Foxtrot Market, the modern-day convenience store with two locations in Dallas (Uptown and Snider Plaza in the Park Cities) is hosting a virtual Thanksgiving wine tasting on Tuesday, November 24 at 8 p.m. 

The virtual wine tasting will feature three favorite Thanksgiving wines hand-picked by Foxtrot’s in-house sommelier, Dylan Melvin, who will lead the attendees through the tasting via Zoom. The wines featured are Maison Noir Wines “Other People’s Pinot Noir”, Sandhi Central Coast Chardonnay, and Populis Wabi-Sab Red Blend. Ticket price: $83. To reserve your spot, go to: https://foxtrotco.com/events.

Uptown 2822 N McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204 (972) 685-6499

University Park 6565 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205 (469) 759-6107

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Wine of the Week: A Quality Spanish Red for About $12

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Ninety percent of the Tempranillo grape plantings in the world are in Spain. Increasing quality and good value have propelled Spanish Tempranillo all over the world. The best-known producing region is Rioja in the north-central part of the country.

The 2011 Torres Ibéricos Crianza, Rioja is an excellent example of good value Rioja. It has glorious forward, open fruit, in the mouth (like a bowl of raspberries). A hint of oak and a pleasant finish. It will pair well with lamb or goat as well as the usual repertoire of the more popular red meats. Try it with red sauce pasta dishes as well.   Continue reading

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2012 Tokaji Furmint, Pajzos Antaloczy Cellars,Hungary ($11)

Not the famous sweet wine of Hungary but a dry wine made from the same grape (Furmint). I had to buy it because of my experience with dry Furmint blends in Portugal last October. Dry Furmint is earthy and slightly oxidized. This one has good body and high acid making it an excellent match with a lot of food, I had it with pasta and Alfredo sauce. It stood up. Recommended.  Sigel’s. Purchased at retail.   Continue reading

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Tesar Cooks Up DIFFAs Burgers and Burgundy Oct 11th

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DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) announces that their signature culinary event, Burgers & Burgundy, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, will take place at Klyde Warren Park on October 11, 2019. Twelve renowned chefs will convene at the event’s new venue to serve unique slider and wine pairings to patrons and guests. Continue reading

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