Fine Wines – Vins Jean De Monteil http://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 07:15:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-150x150.png Fine Wines – Vins Jean De Monteil http://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/ 32 32 Bodega Corazon Del Sol: the family of Revana’ vineyards https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/bodega-corazon-del-sol-the-family-of-revana-vineyards/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 07:15:47 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/bodega-corazon-del-sol-the-family-of-revana-vineyards/ Gran Reserva MalbecCorazon Del Sol The The captivating Malbec and Grenache-based wines of Bodega Corazon Del Sol (Heart of the Sun), which are produced from vines that enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year, express the best of the unique high-altitude terroir of the Argentina in every carefully crafted bottle. Grenache refers to a dark-skinned […]]]>

Gran Reserva MalbecCorazon Del Sol

The The captivating Malbec and Grenache-based wines of Bodega Corazon Del Sol (Heart of the Sun), which are produced from vines that enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year, express the best of the unique high-altitude terroir of the Argentina in every carefully crafted bottle. Grenache refers to a dark-skinned red grape variety, native to Spain (Garnacha), but also present in France (Grenache noir) and Italy (Cannonau), and which is used to produce the wine of the same name. This winery, located on 17 acres of estate vineyards, planted in the foothills of the Andes in the Las Chacayes region of the Uco Valley, is the newest member of the Revana family of vineyards.

It was in 2008 that visionary winemaker Dr Madaiah Revana, also a cardiologist, traveled to Argentina in hopes of finding a conveniently located estate in the country’s wine capital, Mendoza, for his next wine venture. First introduced to good wine by friends, he quickly became fascinated with Bordeaux premier crus, devoting himself to learning all he could about his newfound interest. He traveled the wine regions of Europe and the United States, learning along the way, determined to create an estate vineyard from which he could craft his world-class wines. Despite being a successful doctor, his desire was rooted in his Indian heritage, his passion for wine and the rich tradition and culture of winemaking.

After opening two successful bodegas, Revana Family Vineyard in Napa Valley and Alexana Winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, his dream now was to have his own vineyard in the best wine country in South America. Since opening its doors in 2015 and thanks to the meticulous cultivation of its vines, located at an altitude of 3,600 feet, Corazon Del Sol produces some of the best Bordeaux and Rhone varietals in the country. These include Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, all made by renowned Argentinian winemakers Santiago Achaval and Christian Moor.

The carefully selected wines of Corazon Del Sol convey great complexity, power and finesse in their personality, designed to dramatically excite the palate. Their varietals include the historic blend of GSM, a pioneering wine that made Argentine history by combining Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre to stunning perfection. Aromatic notes of pomegranate, violet and black raspberry accentuate the palate with raspberry, red currants and a juicy texture with polished tannins. Malbec saw its 2016 (94 points) and 2017 (95 points) vintages sell while gaining Passionate about wine‘s Editor’s Choice & Top 100 (2017) with a wine spectator Top 100 in 2016.

Bodega Corazon Del Sol’s Cab/Cab red blend features a Cabernet profile that marries the power and fruity intensity of high-altitude Cabernet Sauvignon with the invigorating aromas and elegance of Cabernet Franc. Small batches of these hand-harvested Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are alternately layered and co-fermented to develop harmonious integration of tannins and complex fruit expression. The Magma red blend includes Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and received 93 points from the wine spectator in 2018. Grenache, rarely found in Mendoza, is a special from this bodega that features bright red fruits and silky tannins, earning it a score of 93 points from the Wine advocate.

Semillon Blanc is a young, fresh and medium-bodied variety, very aromatic and typical of two cold areas of the Tupungato region of Mendoza – El Zampal and El Peral. This Sémillon is designed to honor the heritage of winemakers from the 1970s, when Argentina produced more white wines than reds. Arguably the jewel in the bodega’s crown is Grenache’s Padma Rose’. This limited run of just 4,000 bottles is named after India’s national flower (the Lotus) – an iconic memory from Dr. Revana’s childhood growing up on a farm in southern India. The bespoke bottles were created for what has become South America’s most famous and sought after bottle of rosé.

Revana Family Vineyards was born out of determination and today continues to produce some of the finest wines in the world. Dr. Revana himself is the only Indian immigrant to own three wineries which have all been featured on wine spectator‘s Top 100 lists and are highly acclaimed.

Bodega Corazon Del Sol (Photo: CDS)

The vineyards of Corazón Del Sol (Photo: CDS)

Luminoso GSM Blend (Photo: CDS)

Luminoso GSM Blend is cast. (Photo: Bettabeth Reid)

Padma Grenache Rose (centre), 100% Grenache (left) and Luminoso GSM Blend (Photo: Betzabeth Reid)

Some wines from the bodega tasted in private tasting. (Photo: Bettabeth Reid)

The underground tasting room at Corazón Del Sol (Photo: Betzabeth Reid)

Hospitality Manager Carolina Fuller and Thursday Food Wine Contributor André W Reid during a tour and tasting at Bodega Corazón Del Sol (Photo: Betzabeth Reid)

Carolina Fuller pours Malbec during the tour. (Photo: Bettabeth Reid)

Carolina Fuller serves Merlot from the barrel during the tasting tour. (Photo: Bettabeth Reid)

Wine tasting directly from the barrel in Corazón Del Sol. (Photo: Bettabeth Reid)

Wine tasting at Bodega Corazón Del Sol (Photo: Betzabeth Reid)

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Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Sets Opening Date for New Plano Location https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/eddie-vs-prime-seafood-sets-opening-date-for-new-plano-location/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/eddie-vs-prime-seafood-sets-opening-date-for-new-plano-location/ Eddie V’s Prime Seafood has scheduled August 18 as the opening date for its new location in Plano. Known for its seafood, cocktails and steaks hand-carved by its in-house butcher, the restaurant will offer a luxurious dining experience, according to a company statement. The steak and seafood restaurant chain, which started in Austin, is located […]]]>

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood has scheduled August 18 as the opening date for its new location in Plano. Known for its seafood, cocktails and steaks hand-carved by its in-house butcher, the restaurant will offer a luxurious dining experience, according to a company statement.

The steak and seafood restaurant chain, which started in Austin, is located at 5300 SH 121 on the southwest corner of the intersection where Preston Road meets the Sam Rayburn Tollway frontage road. The statement states that “the restaurant’s culinary style is classic American with a twist of modern Asian.” Eddie V’s signature dishes include Hong Kong-style steamed Chilean sea bass, Parmesan sole and crab fried rice as well as freshly baked desserts such as the table-flambé Foster Banana Butter Cake and served with pecan buttercream ice cream.

The restaurant’s V Lounge will provide a stage for live music performances on select nights. Guests can indulge in the Cocktails With Attitude menu, which features drinks such as the Smoked Old Fashioned which is set alight beside the table to capture the smoke in a glass and the Hope Diamond, which changes color from deep blue to magenta. The restaurant’s award-winning wine list, which has been recognized by the Wine Spectator, will feature over 300 wines. Featured cocktails will include the Smoked Old Fashioned and the Hope Diamond.

The 10,701 square foot restaurant, which includes four private dining rooms, will be open seven days a week and will employ 75 people. Reservations are recommended but not required, according to the release.

Managing partner Leslie Barkley, who was previously a manager at Eddie V’s in Houston, brings 14 years of industry experience to her new role with the Plano site, the statement said. 469-268-3758. www.eddiev.com/plano

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The wonderful charities of our wine community | Kathy Marcks Hardesty | Journalist https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/the-wonderful-charities-of-our-wine-community-kathy-marcks-hardesty-journalist/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/the-wonderful-charities-of-our-wine-community-kathy-marcks-hardesty-journalist/ I have often heard people complain about the wine industry, the kind of people who don’t know much about it. They lament that wineries use up all of our precious water. However, this is not the case, since vines do not require as much water as fruits, citrus fruits and flowers. Some complain about big […]]]>

I have often heard people complain about the wine industry, the kind of people who don’t know much about it. They lament that wineries use up all of our precious water. However, this is not the case, since vines do not require as much water as fruits, citrus fruits and flowers.

Some complain about big events happening all year round, while most events like weddings make a couple’s dream come true. And then there are the big events that are organized for charity, raising generous sums that would not normally be available for the fields of medicine, mental health, education and the arts.

That’s why I always promote their events, to show them the respect they deserve for their contributions to their community and beyond.

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Pirie launches a new premium wine, Pirie Late Disgorged 2011 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/pirie-launches-a-new-premium-wine-pirie-late-disgorged-2011/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 00:37:35 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/pirie-launches-a-new-premium-wine-pirie-late-disgorged-2011/ Tasmanian sparkling wine specialists, Pirie, has released a new addition to its premium wine line with Pirie Late Disgorged 2011 – a rare and exquisite cuvée of exceptional complexity and depth. Handcrafted in the traditional method from selected plots of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the cool-climate slopes of Tamar Valley in Tasmania, […]]]>

Tasmanian sparkling wine specialists, Pirie, has released a new addition to its premium wine line with Pirie Late Disgorged 2011 – a rare and exquisite cuvée of exceptional complexity and depth.

Handcrafted in the traditional method from selected plots of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the cool-climate slopes of Tamar Valley in Tasmania, where some of the finest sparkling wines in the world are produced, Pirie Late Disgorged represents the wine of the highest quality from the brand’s sparkling portfolio.

Pirie Late Disgorged took ten years to prepare, spending the last decade on lees and becoming Pirie’s first ten-year-old late disgorged wine from Tasmania’s iconic 2011 vintage.

Pirie Late Disgorged is a concentrated, classically structured wine designed to offer savory complexity and elegance with a rich texture. The sparkling wine displays cashew, citrus and brioche notes with a powerful palate before cool climate Tasmanian acidity kicks in to leave the perfect balance.

Pirie Senior Winemaker Tom Wallace said Pirie Late Disgorged is a must for all wine drinkers, showing just how good Tasmanian sparkling wine can be.

“It is common knowledge among winemakers that the 2011 vintage from Tasmania is a vintage to savor. Ten years later, the lees have led to this moment and Pirie Late Disgorged represents the choice of the vintage,” Wallace said.

“There is an immediate luminosity and freshness of color when you pour Pirie Late Dégorgé into a glass. You drink it with your eyes as the pale lemon color fills the glass and fine bubbles rise to the top. The taste has flavors of lemon and creamy mousse that invite you to continue tasting it.

Wallace said Pirie Late Disgorged is a culmination of what sparkling wine specialists can do and want to achieve, and will only be produced in very strong years with the best plots of fruit.

Pirie Late Disgorged 2011 is ready to drink now and will continue to develop nicely over the next three years. The wine comes in a premium gift box and is ideal for gift giving on special occasions or as a collector’s item.

Pirie Late Disgorged 2011 is available online at tamarridge.com.au for $145 a bottle.

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Thomas J. ‘Tommy’ Tana, retired wine salesman, sports manager and world traveler, dies – Baltimore Sun https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/thomas-j-tommy-tana-retired-wine-salesman-sports-manager-and-world-traveler-dies-baltimore-sun/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 09:05:51 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/thomas-j-tommy-tana-retired-wine-salesman-sports-manager-and-world-traveler-dies-baltimore-sun/ Thomas J. “Tommy” Tana, a retired wine salesman who had also served as an athletic manager, died of pneumonia July 10 at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. The Perry Hall resident, who had previously lived in Highlandtown and Dundalk, was 76. “Tommy was a connoisseur and one of the most well-known wine guys in the […]]]>

Thomas J. “Tommy” Tana, a retired wine salesman who had also served as an athletic manager, died of pneumonia July 10 at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. The Perry Hall resident, who had previously lived in Highlandtown and Dundalk, was 76.

“Tommy was a connoisseur and one of the most well-known wine guys in the state,” said Charles S. Zannino, owner of Charles S. Zannino Funeral Service in Highlandtown and longtime friend. “He was a gentleman and had a dynamic personality as big as him. You can’t say anything bad about a guy like that who was just a great guy.

Thomas John Tana, the third of six children, was the son of John Tana, a steelworker with Bethlehem Steel Corp., and Lucy Tana, a housewife. He was born in Baltimore and raised in the 400 block of East Pratt Street in Highlandtown.

He attended the former Our Lady of Pompeii Parish School from kindergarten through ninth grade, then became a student at Patterson High School, where he excelled in sports. In 1963, he earned all-state honors as a punter for the school football team and enjoyed playing soccer, baseball, and soccer near Patterson Park.

After graduating in 1964, he began his college education at the University of Baltimore, where he played college football.

After leaving UB shortly after his 21st birthday in 1966, Mr Tana was drafted. He underwent basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, then was deployed to Korea. He served with the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Division until discharged in 1968.

Being an oenophile led Mr. Tana to a professional career in the sale of fine wines,

Mr. Tana returned to Baltimore, then moved to Rockville, where he began working as a wine distributor. During his 50-year career, he worked for Churchill Distributors, Reliable Churchill Distributors, Sutton Place Gourmet and Beltway Fine Wines, now Total Wines, until his retirement in 2018.

His territory included Washington, Maryland and Virginia, where he appealed to restaurants and liquor stores, family members said.

“With his jovial personality, Tom has formed many relationships not only with restaurant and liquor store owners, but also with many customers,” according to a biographical profile submitted by his family.

Mr Zannino’s uncle, Andrea L. Mastellone, and his wife, the former Margaret Rose Zannino, whom he married in 1956, owned Mastellone Deli & Wine Shop on Harford Road in northeast Baltimore.

Wine was of particular interest to Mr. Mastellone, who could speak with authority about his extensive inventory of Barolos, Barbarescos, Astis, Sangiovese and Dolcettos from Italy, making his company one of the premier wine destinations in the Baltimore area. .

“He used to call on my uncle, who educated and cared for him,” recalls Mr. Zannino. “He wanted to educate her.”

Mr. Tana had a second career as a referee for 30 years, first in youth sport and then in professional sport.

“Tom has officiated at all levels of competition, from Baltimore City and County Youth Associations to the University of Maryland and even the Ravens,” according to his biographical profile.

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In retirement, Mr. Tana, who was inducted into the Patterson High School Hall of Fame in 2010, became active in the school’s alumni association, for which he served as vice president and treasurer. He was also involved in his registration, financial dealings, newsletter and other activities, family members said.

Mr. Tana, who was a world traveler, made several trips to Italy and Europe with his family. He also enjoyed attending family birthdays, weddings and other gatherings.

“Tom and his wife always offered a helping hand whenever asked, even adopting dogs from the ASPCA and other adoption agencies and providing a warm bed whenever someone needed it. “, according to the biographical profile.

“Tommy was just a good neighborhood guy,” Mr. Zannino said.

His wife of 24 years, the former Dorothy Anne “Dee” Hajewski, former vice principal of Baltimore Public Schools, died in 2021.

He was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Kingsville, where a Christian burial mass was offered on July 15.

Mr. Tana is survived by his son, Thomas Alexander “Alex” Tana of Annandale, Virginia; one daughter-in-law, Laura A. “Laurie” Dorsey Mellinger of Cockeysville; one brother, Frederick “Freddie” Tana of Lewes, Delaware; three sisters, Clara Tana Weber of Dundalk, Lucille T. Philip of Bel Air, and Maryann Tana of Milford, Delaware; and a granddaughter. Previous marriages with Margaret Tana and Charlene Prochaska ended in divorce.

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Unique gifts any wine lover will love https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/unique-gifts-any-wine-lover-will-love/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 14:53:00 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/unique-gifts-any-wine-lover-will-love/ What to give to a wine enthusiast? While most people used to gift a nice bottle of quality wine with a box of the finest chocolate, there are now plenty of unique gift ideas that will delight any wine lover. Wine has existed since the beginning of humanity and is an integral part of the […]]]>

What to give to a wine enthusiast? While most people used to gift a nice bottle of quality wine with a box of the finest chocolate, there are now plenty of unique gift ideas that will delight any wine lover.

Wine has existed since the beginning of humanity and is an integral part of the greatest civilizations. Wine is a drink that brings people together. When we have a happy event, we celebrate by popping a bottle of wine, and when we feel a little blue, we chase away the blue with a glass of good wine. Although there are countless options on the market, wine lovers still stick to traditional red and white wine, and if you are a red wine lover, it might be a good idea to join the best red wine club.

Wine is a great gift for any occasion, birthdays, anniversaries or weddings. If there’s a celebration, chances are you’ll get some of the best wine gifts. But what else can you give a wine lover, other than wine? The choices are endless; depending on your budget, you can buy unique and creative gifts that will delight any wine lover.

Unique gift ideas for wine lovers

Anything related to wine will be a great gift for wine lovers. Besides the traditional high-quality bottle of wine, there are many unique and creative gifts that will delight any wine lover.

outdoor wine table

It’s a perfect gift for wine lovers who like to sip their wine outdoors. The best part about this wine table is that it is portable so you can take it with you anywhere so it will be the best addition for your next picnic. The outdoor wine table is made of wood and stakes in the ground, so it is quite stable. It may look small when you first see it, but it’s perfect for two wine glasses, a bottle of wine, and a plate of snacks.

monogram wine glass

This will be their perfect gift if you know a classy person who loves wine. Many small companies produce monogrammed wine glasses from high quality glass. You can choose to write the person’s name on their glass or just their initials. You can personalize the glasses according to your wishes, maybe add a special sign. The bottom line is, who wouldn’t want to enjoy their favorite wine in a special monogrammed wine glass?

Travel suitcase for wine

It is the best gift for wine lovers who like to buy bottles of wine when traveling. On the outside, the suitcase looks like any other travel suitcase, but the magic happens when you open it. The wine travel case is made from high density foam that will protect the bottle from breaking. Depending on the size, the largest wine travel case can hold up to 10 bottles, which is amazing. So don’t worry on your next trip because you can safely transport your favorite bottle of wine from every part of the world.

Merlot infused coffee

Merlot Infused coffee is the ultimate gift for wine and coffee lovers. This coffee is produced by aging Arabica beans in oak barrels previously used for aging Merlot. These barrels give the coffee beans a subtle yet decadent berry flavor.

Wine Aroma Master Kit

Now that’s a gift that will satisfy a wine lover’s senses. This is a professional wine kit that contains 54 flavors commonly found in wine and a book with all the information about these flavors. This gift is great for wine lovers who want to exercise their noses and learn to distinguish complex notes in wine.

portable wine purse

It may look like an ordinary bag, but at first glance, this bag is nothing like other bags you have seen. The uniquely designed bag secretly holds two bottles of wine and has a hidden tap, from which you can pour your wine directly into your glass. It’s the perfect bag for sneaking some wine somewhere, and it’s the best bag for picnics. The best part is that it comes in many different colors and shapes, making it the best gift for women who love their wine.

Uniquely shaped carafe

You can never go wrong with a decanter as it is the best gift for wine lovers and an item that is constantly used. The carafe separates sediment from liquid and is particularly useful for red wines. Instead of opting for a traditional carafe, choose a unique and eye-catching shape. The variety is endless and you can probably find any shape: diamond, octopus, gun, skull, etc. Many companies also offer decanter sets, which contain high-quality wine glasses, making them the ultimate gift for wine lovers.

Conclusion

Whatever gift you choose, anything associated with wine will make a wine lover happy. People especially love personalized gifts, so if your budget allows, make an effort to buy a personalized gift for that special someone.

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Penfolds launches two first French wines – Drinks International https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/penfolds-launches-two-first-french-wines-drinks-international/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 08:34:50 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/penfolds-launches-two-first-french-wines-drinks-international/ The launch of two French wines showcases the ‘House Style’ of Penfolds, exploring wine regions internationally as it takes a holistic approach to winemaking. Penfolds Chief Executive Tom King said: “Penfolds is building global ambition, not just on paper, but with our feet in the vines across two hemispheres. We focus on making Penfolds wines […]]]>

The launch of two French wines showcases the ‘House Style’ of Penfolds, exploring wine regions internationally as it takes a holistic approach to winemaking.

Penfolds Chief Executive Tom King said: “Penfolds is building global ambition, not just on paper, but with our feet in the vines across two hemispheres. We focus on making Penfolds wines from the best wine regions in the world.

The new French version, Penfolds II, is led by a wine made in partnership with Dourthe Bordeaux, using the vision of Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago and Dourthe Chief Winemaker Frédéric Bonnaffous.

The two houses have collaborated to craft a wine that spans the northern and southern hemispheres, blending grapes from Bordeaux (71%) and South Australia (29%) as stated by Patrick Jestin, CEO of Dourthe “For us, it was revolutionary, resulting in a totally original, innovative wine that exceeded all our expectations, while remaining true to the culture and style of our respective countries and houses.

The second wine to be released in August is the 2019 Penfolds FWT 585, a Bin trial wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

Trial wine was made at Cambon la Pelouse Winery with Penfolds Principal Winemaker, Emma Wood, on the ground, in the cellars and in the vineyards.

Penfolds Collection 2022 wines will be available from August 4, 2022 at Penfolds Cellar Doors (Magill Estate Winery and Barossa Valley Cellar Door) in Australia and select fine wine stores worldwide.

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10 Best Steakhouses Worth Checking Out In San Antonio https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/10-best-steakhouses-worth-checking-out-in-san-antonio/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/10-best-steakhouses-worth-checking-out-in-san-antonio/ In Texas, there’s plenty to see, whether it’s visiting bluebonnet season or exploring their bustling towns. For example, the bustling city of San Antonio offers a rich heritage and culture fair expect to be discovered by curious travellers. At the same time, being a bustling city, there is no shortage of delicious dining options, including […]]]>

In Texas, there’s plenty to see, whether it’s visiting bluebonnet season or exploring their bustling towns. For example, the bustling city of San Antonio offers a rich heritage and culture fair expect to be discovered by curious travellers. At the same time, being a bustling city, there is no shortage of delicious dining options, including cozy steakhouses. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or as a couple, those looking for a delicious, high-quality steak in San Antonio don’t have to venture into town to find one. So saddle up, these San Antonio steakhouses have a great vibe and delicious food, including the steak!



ten Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden

  • Address:
    312 Pearl Pkwy Building 3, San Antonio, TX 78215

  • Price scale:
    $$

  • Menu highlight:
    Tomahawk with bone

Want a friendly atmosphere and good food in San Antonio? The Boiler House Texas Grill And Wine Garden offers great food in a casual setting, including live music accompanied by an enormous wine list. Offering a range of traditional American dishes, the restaurant is also known for its grilled steaks. Using beef sourced from local Texas ranchers, each steak is lovingly prepared with chipotle compound butter, with optional toppings like chimichurri, steak house, or Gorgonzola cheese!

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9 Salty Grass Steakhouse

  • Address:
    502 River Walk, San Antonio, TX 78205

  • Price scale:
    $$

  • Menu highlight:
    Pat’s rib steak

Don’t overlook this restaurant just because it’s part of a local chain! Decked out in Texas-themed decor, Saltgrass Steakhouse promises good times alongside good food. Operating in several states like Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Florida and Texas, the Saltgrass Steak House chains have one thing in common: grilled beef using only the finest cuts of choice.

8 The Barn Door Restaurant and Meat Market

  • Address:
    8400 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209

  • Price scale:
    $$

  • Menu highlight:
    Fried steak with chicken

It’s not easy to find a good ride home on the road. Luckily, in San Antonio, visitors bite into the great home cooking at The Barn Door restaurant (and meat market). Decorated head to toe in Western-style furnishings, this family-run steakhouse offers no-frills dishes, including steaks. For over 67 years, this Texas steakhouse has been pleasing its clientele with delicious classics like sirloin steaks, chipped sirloin and more.

seven Myron’s first steakhouse

  • Address:
    10003 NW Military Highway, San Antonio, TX 78231

  • Price scale:
    $$$

  • Menu highlight:
    “Chicago Prime” Beef

To prepare their special “Chicago Prime” beef, the chefs at Myron’s Prime Steak House use special seasonings, followed by a unique grilling technique that involves double-sided cooking at 1,200 degrees. Otherwise, these San Antonio steakhouses start their dishes using only USDA premium beef. At Myron’s Prime Steakhouse, quality trumps quantity, and they know how to treat their customers well, being for nearly 20 years in the business!

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6 J Prime Steakhouse

  • Address:
    1401 N Loop 1604 W Acc Rd, San Antonio, TX 78258

  • Price scale:
    $$$

  • Menu highlight:
    Wagyu Steak

Quality is no stranger to J-Prime Steakhouse, which uses only USDA Prime Black Angus beef let age 30 to 60 days. The result is a flavorful, tender cut of meat that melts in your mouth like butter. While their classic steaks remain delicious, visitors looking for a special experience should try their Wagyu, a special cut of beef with lots of marbling and flavor! After enjoying a divine meal, the restaurant offers a new choice of desserts such as cakes, pastries and ice cream.

5 Lodge of the woods

  • Address:
    9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

  • Price scale:
    $$$$

  • Menu highlight:
    Lone Star Bone-In Rib Eye

Offering the best of both worlds in fine dining and quality service, Antlers Lodge offers diners an unforgettable dining experience. Located in the Westside Hyatt Resort on the Rogers Wiseman Ranch, the restaurant offers refreshing views of the nearby Hill Country Golf Club. Made from local ingredients, enjoy dishes such as a Texas charcuterie board, roast saddle of lamb, flank steak, Faroese salmon, grilled cold water lobster and more!

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4 Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill

  • Address:
    15900 La Cantera Pkwy #22200, San Antonio, TX 78256

  • Price scale:
    $$$$

  • Menu highlight:
    pork chop dinner

In the heart of La Cantera, this award-winning restaurant offers some of the best views in town, so diners can enjoy views of local shops while dining in a chic venue. Perry’s Steakhouse offers tasteful live music while enjoying a great meal. Best of all, their steak menu Won’t do disappoint foodies with specialties like bone-in cowboy rib eye, Japanese A-5 wagyu beef or double-cut lamb chops.

3 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

  • Address:
    255 E Lower Rd Bldg E-Suite #200, San Antonio, TX 78209

  • Price scale:
    $$$$

  • Menu highlight:
    Main tenderloin

Sometimes it’s better to enjoy life with a little luxury, including dining at a gourmet steakhouse. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse is known for its superb quality in the Alamo Quarry Mall. Enjoy their signature steaks (specialty cuts like their dry-aged rib eye) paired with divine wine and other delicious sides like cream of spinach or mashed cauliflower.


2 Bob’s Steak & Chop House

  • Address:
    5815 Rim Pass, San Antonio, TX 78257

  • Price scale:
    $$$$

  • Menu highlight:
    Snake River Farms Black Label Wagyu Fillet

There are a handful of steakhouse chains worth splurging on, and Bob’s is one of them! This famous Texas chain restaurant serves grilled meats in a big way, especially when it comes to their steaks. Plus, this famous restaurant offers “Texas-sized portions” and serves up an array of delicious dishes, including (but not limited to!) their premier filet mignon carpaccio, lobster bisque, premier porter, tomahawk of dry-aged pork, Maryland style. crab cakes, and much more.


1 Bohanan’s Best Steaks and Seafood

  • Address:
    219 E Houston St #275, San Antonio, TX 78205

  • Price scale:
    $$$$

  • Menu highlight:
    Chateaubriand for two

Since 2003, Bonahan’s has combined classic decor with delicious cuisine. Located on East Houston Street, Bonahan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood offers excellent customer service with divine cuisine. Offering high-quality steaks of different sizes and varieties, their delicious steaks can be accompanied by delicious sides such as foie gras, grilled quail with mesquite, brandy mushroom sauce, Oscar chunk crab or a lobster tail from 8oz. Looking for a chic date spot in San Antonio? Bohanan is the place for a romantic dinner and delicious food.

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Harvesting Approaches, by Dan Berger https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/harvesting-approaches-by-dan-berger/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 01:20:51 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/harvesting-approaches-by-dan-berger/ Here in wine country, where the weather always turns warm or hot at this time of year, everything is in a heightened state of frenzy. The wine industry is truly a 365 day a year business, and in Napa and Sonoma counties, which represent a tiny fraction of the wine produced in all 50 states, […]]]>

Here in wine country, where the weather always turns warm or hot at this time of year, everything is in a heightened state of frenzy.

The wine industry is truly a 365 day a year business, and in Napa and Sonoma counties, which represent a tiny fraction of the wine produced in all 50 states, the business is extremely stressful because there are so many money invested in it. .

None of these popular wine regions has recently had a disastrous vintage. The last disaster was in 1972, when it rained so hard that harvest crews struggled to stand in the mud while trying to harvest grapes that were unlikely to produce good wine.

Since then there have been vintage variations, but nothing significant, although many wine collectors like to debate the difference between 1979 and 1980, even if the differences are extremely subtle.

In July, the grapes entered that stage of development called “véraison” – the coloring that is so vital to every varietal, white or red. The coloring of the grapes is important because it initiates the process of aroma maturation so essential to making good wine what it is.

In August, a few early grape varieties will reach sufficient maturity to be harvested. The former are usually grapes that make sparkling wines, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These varieties are harvested extremely early, mainly because sparkling wines do not require intense flavors as much as high acidity.

The rest of the grapes will make table wine. They stay on the vine to achieve more flavor intensity. Some will be harvested by hand while others will be picked mechanically – and there remains debate among some wineries as to the best process.

White grapes will generally be harvested earlier, and they will not be crushed but pressed to obtain juice. The juice should be protected from air as much as possible to avoid oxidation. It will end up in a fermentation vessel, yeast will be added and bubbles will soon appear.

When this fermentation ends, either completely dry or when the winemaker stops it to allow the wine to retain a little sugar, it is then treated to remove impurities and then bottled.

Red wine grapes will end up in a crusher, mostly without the stems (which could add bitterness) and then ferment with their skins on, where all the flavor is.

Rosé wines are made through a specific and distinct process that changes from winery to winery. It’s really a completely separate process; it’s certainly not just a mixture of white and red!

The frenzy of activity at all wineries over the past few weeks includes bottling the previous year’s vintages to free up fermentation tanks and oak barrels to give winemakers places to put the wines that will come from of the vineyard, thus creating the wines of the 2022 vintage.

When a bottling line breaks down this time of year, the most important person on the winemaking team is the one who can fix the line! What if that person is unavailable due to illness? The result is lots of wrinkled eyebrows, white hair and aspirin.

This period also requires reliable trucks to transport the grapes, so fleet maintenance in the weeks leading up to harvest is at its peak, and every system in the winery is tested time and time again to avoid disaster at the time. arrival of the grapes.

This includes testing the cooling jackets that surround white wine fermenters. White wines must be fermented fresh; hot fermentation produces potential disasters.

The wines of 2022 won’t be seen for several months (some won’t be for years!), but the work that went into them is rarely mentioned.

To learn more about Sonoma County resident Dan Berger, and to read articles by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

Photo credit: leohau at Pixabay

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Inside Petra Ecclestone’s lavish wedding to Sam Palmer at her £170million home with gold-plated menus https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/inside-petra-ecclestones-lavish-wedding-to-sam-palmer-at-her-170million-home-with-gold-plated-menus/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 08:46:08 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/inside-petra-ecclestones-lavish-wedding-to-sam-palmer-at-her-170million-home-with-gold-plated-menus/ BILLIONAIRE Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone married her handsome businessman Sam Palmer in an intimate home ceremony. Petra, 33, has married recruitment firm boss Sam, 38, at his £170million Chelsea mansion, Sloane House. seven F1 heiress Petra Ecclestone marries Sam PalmerCredit: Instagram seven The couple flew from LA where they live to get married at […]]]>

BILLIONAIRE Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone married her handsome businessman Sam Palmer in an intimate home ceremony.

Petra, 33, has married recruitment firm boss Sam, 38, at his £170million Chelsea mansion, Sloane House.

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F1 heiress Petra Ecclestone marries Sam PalmerCredit: Instagram
The couple flew from LA where they live to get married at their Chelsea mansion

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The couple flew from LA where they live to get married at their Chelsea mansionCredit: INSTAGRAM/SAM PALMER

She looked stunning in a lace and satin A-Line dress with a sweetheart neckline.

Petra wore a gold tiara with a long veil behind her and opted for a subtle smoky eye and pink lips to complement her understated dress.

The bride wore it, letting a few loose locks fall around her face.

The happy couple posed with Petra’s three children from her previous marriage to James Stunt and their 18-month-old daughter.

Sam kept fans updated throughout the day, gushing about his new wife.

“What a day. All my dreams come true,” he wrote on Instagram.

Sam drove home in a Rolls Royce with his two page boys, Petra’s twin sons Andrew and James, six, after sharing a photo of the boys in blue silk pajamas with ‘Page Boy’ written in the back.

He also shared a picture of his wedding ring saying “I can’t believe I’m a married man.”

The couple celebrated their nuptials in the mansion’s garden under marquees, treating their guest to a sumptuous Italian menu printed on bespoke gold plaques with their names on them.

Guests were treated to a three-course meal of antipasti, fish, chicken, penne pasta, zucchini fritters, a selection of desserts and a choice of two fine wines.

The marquee was elaborately decorated with stunning foliage and floral arrangements hanging from the ceiling.

White tablecloths were laid on the tables with matching white chairs decorated with white ribbons.

The couple then posed for photos outside the front door of the mansion.

They then danced the night away with their wedding guests as the band Razorlight entertained the crowd.

Sam also showed off Petra’s ‘greatest wedding present’, West Ham’s 1980 winning FA Cup.

He put the mug by his bed before falling asleep.

“I’m going to sleep with the 1980 FA Cup next to my bed,” Sam wrote in the cup photo.

“It has to be considered the greatest wedding gift of all time.”

The couple started dating in 2017 after being introduced by brother-in-law Jay Rutland and got engaged a year later.

Petra, who recently traveled to the UK with Sam and her four children from California, has tightened security for her big day, fearing her ex-husband James Stunt, 40, whom she divorced in 2018, could ruin his special day.

“All brides are nervous before their wedding, but for Petra it was amplified by her fears about James,” a source close to the model told The Sun.

“Petra says she wouldn’t let James through trying to shine on her big day, so she did everything she could to make sure nothing could go wrong.”

“Even her father Bernie and sister Tamara weren’t told some of the finer details”

She and Stunt had a toxic separation after six years and three children five years ago.

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And the beards they traded didn’t stop after their divorce.

Stunt was then declared bankrupt in 2019 and this year was accused of being part of a £266m money laundering gang, allegations he denies.

Petra's twin sons served as page boys at the wedding

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Petra’s twin sons served as page boys at the weddingCredit: Instagram
Sam springs from his big day

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Sam springs from his big dayCredit: Instagram
The Italian menu has been printed on bespoke gold plates

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The Italian menu has been printed on bespoke gold platesCredit: Instagram
Petra handed Sam West Ham the 1980 FA Cup win

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Petra handed Sam West Ham the 1980 FA Cup winCredit: Instagram
Sam slept with the FA Cup by his bed on his wedding night

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Sam slept with the FA Cup by his bed on his wedding nightCredit: Instagram
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