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Ardinat Faust Champagne

Ardinat Faust Champagne   The Ardinat Faust twenty acres of vineyards have been certified organic since 1971 by Ecocert. The vineyards are located in village of Vandières. Which is along the Marne River in the Champagne district of France. The soil is mostly clay  with varying levels of chalk, rich in magnesium and with a southerly orientation. They grow the following grapes varieties: Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. At the moment, the average age […]

Organic Farming Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands:A New Hope!

 Organic Farming Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands   On August 23, 2017 Russ Schow contacted me about the possibility of establishing Organic Farming in the CNMI. As a method of Economic Development with an eye towards exports.   After my initial research I realized that this was not a viable idea.   Commercial Farming   No Commercial Farming exists. Most of the existing farmers excluding Cattle on Tinian where subsistence at farmers at best.   […]

Recipe Ideas: Easy Chicken Risotto

Easy Chicken Risotto Recipe Recipe Curated by Bill Hock, Partner @ Lake Gaston Provisions     A New Idea for an Old Recipe, Easy Chicken Risotto Baked !   Ingredients:   10 Cups. chicken stock 2 lbs. chicken, diced (I used breast meat, but thighs would also work) 3 Cups. RiceSelect Organic Arboria Rice 3 Tablespoons. butter, divided 1 Cups. Cacciatore salami, diced 3 Tablesspoons. olive oil, divided 32 oz. canned or jarred tomatoes 6 […]

Les Baux en Provence AOC

Eight villages on both sides of the Alpilles. Twelve (*) estates on each side of the rock on which the village of Les Baux-de-Provence has been built. The character and uniqueness of the land at Les Baux are evident in the raw beauty of the landscapes in this other Provence. The wines of Les Baux can be defined as much in terms of the unique, multi-faceted character of the soil as by the choices made by […]

2013 Chianti Classico

2013 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico $20.00 $14.99  Save $5.01 (25%) 91 Points   James Suckling “A fresh and fruity red with plum, dried cherry and hints of tangerine on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, delicate tannins and a fresh finish. Drink or hold.” 90 Points  Wine Spectator “Pretty cherry and strawberry notes pick up light touches of spice in this red. Elegant, but needs air to show the fruit and tone down the […]

Portuguese Value Wines

  Portuguese Value Wines #1 Broadbent Vinho Verde Winemaker’s Notes Vinho Verde, the most popular white wine from Portugal, is a deliciously refreshing, light wine. “Verde”, meaning “Green” refers to the hints of lime color. It is an ideal warm weather wine, excellent for lunch and picnics, or an evening aperitif. It makes a brilliant pairing with any fish, shellfish and poultry. Blend: 50% Loureiro, 40% Trajadura, 10% Pedernã   Portuguese Value Wines #2Prats & […]

2012 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

Reviews for 2012 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape   96 Points The Wine Advocate “What I think might end up being the best Beaucastel since the 1990 or 2001, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape offers a full-bodied, decadent style to go with awesome black and blue fruits, garrigue, licorice, crushed flowers and violets. The purity here is truly something, and it has fabulous mid-palate concentration, building tannin and massive texture. Given all of the fruit […]

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