Posted: April 17, 2014 By Jennifer Fiedler
This upcoming weekend marks the premiere of The Search for General Tso, a new documentary about Chinese food in America, at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. (Disclosure: I know the filmmakers.) It tells the story of why there's a Chinese restaurant in almost every small town in the United States by tracing the roots of this popular fried chicken takeout dish back to Taiwan. Be forewarned: It will make you hungry.
While wine doesn't play a role in the movie, the film touches on the ideas of migration, adaptation and authenticity—all concepts that philosophically minded wine lovers can extrapolate to the wine world—and the occasion of its release seems like a good time to talk about pairing wine with "Chinese food."
Posted: April 14, 2014 By Jennifer Fiedler
Posted: April 8, 2014 By Jennifer Fiedler
Posted: March 11, 2014 By Jennifer Fiedler
Posted: March 4, 2014 By Jennifer Fiedler
There's nothing like the tail end of winter to set off daydreaming about the year's upcoming vacations, right? This February, I've been reminiscing in particular about a cycling trip I took a few years ago with five friends through Canada's Okanagan Valley wine region. I had done wine-tasting trips before, as well as bike trips, but this was the first time I had combined the two. The good news: We survived, put on some great mileage, drank great wine and are still friends! But we definitely could have planned things better. Here's what I learned,
Posted: March 3, 2014 By Jennifer Fiedler
Posted: February 11, 2014 By Jennifer Fiedler
Posted: January 21, 2014 By Jennifer Fiedler
Gianpaolo Paterlini, wine director of Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Acquerello in San Francisco, lays out a game plan for understanding Italy's Piedmont region.
Posted: January 14, 2014 By Jennifer Fiedler
Posted: January 6, 2014 By Jennifer Fiedler
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