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Braised Pork Belly

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We first had Chef Massimo’s’ braised pork belly in Scottsdale, AZ. One bite and we knew this fellow was an exceptional chef. He was and is. He has also become a friend! This version is his recipe, and we feel it is well worth the effort to make at home.

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Braised Pork Belly

Reduction in Winemakng

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What is reduction in wne, and why is it called that? Why are “reduced“ wines problematic in most cases?

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Reduction in Winemakng

Yeasts & Winemaking…Part II

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So what’s this “Lag Phase”? That’s the brief period of time that it takes for things to start humming [“humming” is a scientific term]. Briefly, there are four phases:

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Yeasts & Winemaking…Part II

Yeasts & Winemaking – Part I…

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Yeast microbes are probably one of the earliest domesticated organisms, and may be one of mankind’s earliest industrial microorganisms. Archaeologists, digging in Egyptian ruins, found early grinding stones and baking chambers for yeasted bread, as well as drawings of 4,000-5000 year-old bakeries and breweries

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Yeasts & Winemaking – Part I…

Pasta with Fennel and Brussels…

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Food is a metaphor for life. Life is full of times when we have too much of something and not enough of something else. This recipe emanates from one of those days.

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Pasta with Fennel and Brussels…

Bottle Aging & Sediments…

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Aged wines often have deposits at the bottom of the bottle. This happens in white wines and in red wines. For reasons – that we deem psychological – there is much more concern about crystals in white wines than in red wines.

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Bottle Aging & Sediments…

Bottle Aging Wines..Why?

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Why bottle age wines, and what is the benefit? That’s a question we hear from both winemakers and winery clients, as well as customers.

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Bottle Aging Wines..Why?

Wine & Cheese…

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De Angelis Wines has worked with Vivant Fine Cheese for about 4 years and together we have formed a team of cheese mongers and winemakers that has developed a number of incredible pairings over the years.

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Wine & Cheese…

There’s Hell …Then There’s Bottling

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Most wine drinkers don’t usually spend a lot of time examining the bottle, cork, foil and messages that are found on a bottle of wine. That’s not surprising.

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There’s Hell …Then There’s Bottling

Winemakers Exercise Program…

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We often see our friends and neighbors trudging off to the Gym or Health Club to “work out”. Knowing many of them, personally, We wonder how much “working out” is about Spandex, Lycra and other things?

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Winemakers Exercise Program…