Monthly Archives: January 2011

Upcoming Tastings

Italian Wine 101 On Thursday January 27th, February 3rd and February 10th I will be at Gambardella’s Pasta Bella putting on Italian Wine 101, a educational tasting seminar of Italian Wines. The tasting starts at 7pm, and is $20 per … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills Les Chevaux 2008

An unassuming show-stopper I often feel that Columbia Crest gets a bad rap. Columbia Crest is a winery that has huge production, putting out hundreds of thousands of cases of wine under their Two Vines and Grand Estates tiers. Because … Continue reading

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Restaurant Events | Gambardella’s Pasta Bella (via Alaska Food & Wine)

Changes are afoot at Gambardella's, the family-owned establishment that has served Fairbanks since 1987. This Saturday they are hosting a party to show off their new dessert and wine bar. A new appetizer menu will debut, along with revamped lunch … Continue reading

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A Word About Ratings

Years ago, before I had as much experience with wine as I do now, I opened a bottle of one of my favorite wines. It was vibrant, powerful, spicy, and altogether delicious. Out of curiosity, I then looked up the … Continue reading

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