“It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt We hope you’re enjoying a wonderful spring. At Browne Family Vineyads, the vines are leafing out a little earlier than usual and some of our new wine …

Chef at New York’s Les Halles, author and acerbic television host, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business. His wry wit, penchant for foul language, unabashed honesty about his own demons and joy in pulling kitchen pranks make for a good read. Underneath it all, his sincere love …

Once the skies turn cold and grey, we always tend to gravitate to our favorite comfort food, Cioppino. Perfect to make in the Northwest with whatever seafood is fresh at the market and we like to put our spin on it as we go by adding beans, veggies, etc. But you can essentially never go …

Like most winemakers, John Davey adheres to the adage that “great wine begins in the vineyard,” but few winemakers can claim the enviable position that John enjoys today – that of overseeing winemaking from vine to bottle, an advantage that John believes gives the McLaren Vale-based Shingleback wines a competitive edge. After graduating with credit …

Founded in 1836, this cute town is laid out on a grid with a charming city center and lots of open space. It’s loaded with historic charm. Adelaide weather is moderate. Year-round blue skies yield winter temperatures of 61°F and 82°F in summer. It’s summer right now Down Under. This is area Australia’s wine capital, …

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin A new year is a great time to spend looking forward to new adventures and for me, the best time to take time to appreciate old friendships. Nearly 14 years ago …

Caution: David Liss may be habit-forming! I have enjoyed this entertaining author many a time through multiple reads.  His books seem to pull me in and make me want to keep turning the page even though I know I need to get on to something else.  Below are a couple of his novels that I …

This healthy alternative for typical holiday cookies from Love & Lemons has become a new household favorite. The hearty crunch from pistachio adds the perfect balance to the sweetness of dried cranberries and chocolate chips. 2 cups regular rolled oats 1 cup whole spelt flour 1 cup almond meal 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon …