Drought won’t immediately affect California wines Irrigation is extensively used in California agriculture but grapes require less irrigation than most food crops. In the wine industry’s defense, steps to preserve water were taken long before the current drought.
Food for thought: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast has supported area students for 30 years For three decades, members of the community have been attending the annual pancake breakfast to fill not only their bellies, but the shopping carts of local school children. All proceeds from the breakfast benefit the Kiwanis Club’s “Back-to-School Shopping Spree,” which gives 100-125 area students the opportunity to buy shoes, clothing and school supplies, encouraging them to stay in school and be successful.
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Uncorked: Italian wines gain popularity in U.S. These along with others have elevated Italian cuisine to a new level, opening our eyes to the fact that eating Italian doesn’t always mean pizza, lasagna and spaghetti with meatballs. With this knowledge comes the realization that Chianti is not always the wine answer for Italian cuisine. Such varied fare calls for varied Italian wine choices.
The Gourmet Touch: Beautiful dessert with ugly name This would be a great dessert to serve to that special person on Valentine's Day. I feel sure that after that first bite, the ugly duckling will become a beautiful swan because of the delightful flavor and texture.
Treat your valentine to fine dining and wine Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, traditionally restaurants’ busiest day of the week. Coupled with the fact that this holiday happens to be restaurants’ busiest day of the year means that in order to avoid dining gridlock, reservations are imperative. Consider the following recommendations for that special someone: