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TumTum Tree Foundation donates $375,000 to childrens charities

The TumTum Tree Foundation, a Birmingham-based non-profit organization supporting Alabama’s children’s charities, held its 27th Annual Charity Wine Auction Weekend Nov. 3-5, 2016.

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March Wine Dinners

March Wine Dinners at GianMarco's!

Steele Wines Dinner: March 12

Vision Cellars Wine Dinner, March 16

 

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Unexpected Match

Tired of pizza and beer?

By Jan Walsh

Photography by Beau Gustafson

Pair a New Mexico sparkling rosé with a Flammkuchen at The Wine Loft. Flammkuchen (pronounced flam-KOOK-en) comes from South Germany and Alsace, France. Flammkuchen were originally used by bakers to test the temperature of their ovens.

 

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Cool Cocktails

Chill on Bottega’s patio with handcrafted martinis.

By Jan Walsh

Photography by Beau Gustafson

Bottega Restaurant and Bottega Café each boast their own private, hedge-lined patio. Massive iron gates serve as entry to both. And in the spring yellow Lady Banks roses burst with color and aroma—draping the water fountain on the restaurant side. But no matter the season, when weather permits Bottega’s patio is the place to be.

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Lesser Known White Wines for Autumn

Autumn is time for cooler weather, shorter days, football, Christmas shopping, holiday meals, and Bizkaiko Txakolina. Huh?

By Foster Smith

I have enjoyed several winesin past weeks that are unique, delicious and still somewhat under the radar. These wines will be delightful with the changing seasons and coming feasts. In lieu of the traditional holiday food pairing advice I will submit instead some lesser seen wines.

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Pairing Problems

Have you tried pairing food and wines by considering all of the components in the dish? If so, you have likely discovered that even still the classic rules still apply. You must also consider the food preparation, the sweetness, acidity, and bitterness of the dish.

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Wine Shopping

Which wine shop is for you?

- Foster Smith, CSW

In today’s growing U.S. wine market consumers are offered a greater than ever selection of retail outlets. In the Birmingham metro area the increase in local proprietor owned wine shops have more than doubled in ten years and the entry of new national chain and club stores into the market has added even more choice. So where is the best place to buy your wine? 

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Modern Day Wine Accessories

Enjoying wine is a tradition that is almost as old as time.

For countless years people have been making, drinking, and loving wine. From modern wine presses to innovative wine racks, there have been numerous advancements in the field of wine preparation and storing over the years. Methods of pressing, transporting, and storing wine have evolved over time to help make the process more efficient and enjoyable. As the process has evolved, so to have the accessories that accompany a fine glass of wine. Wine tools have made many advancements over the years to help this age old tradition of wine drinking grow with the ages.

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IWFS 75th Anniversary & Truffle Dinner

The Birmingham Branch of the International Wine and Food Society recently held its 2008 Truffle Wine Dinner, at Bottega Restaurant, on the 75th anniversary of the IWFS.   

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Wine Cellars

In determining your cellar needs, it pays to overestimate the quantity of wine you will collect in coming years. Its is surprising how fast the cellar can fill. From large to small, enjoy our video library of cellar tours of Birmingham's private collectors.

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