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Four new grapes have been approved for Bordeaux

Last month we talked about the six grapes approved for inclusion in classic red Bordeaux wines. In 2020, after more than 100 years, four more grapes have been added to the list. After a decade of researching and testing grapes, the four additions include Touriga Nacional, a Portuguese varietal; Marselan, a grape originating from southern France,...

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After nearly two decades in business, Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern continues to serve up the hits...with a twist

A dining destination for date night, a family meal, private dining and special celebrations, Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern is celebrating its 18th anniversary by staying true to its roots—while also evolving. “When we opened our lodge-inspired restaurant two decades ago, it was a unique dining venue in Northeast Ohio known for serving...

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The vibe is at Blue Heron Brewery, all summer long

The days are growing longer, the air is getting warmer and the food and beer at Blue Heron Brewery are getting lighter and fresher for springtime, says Ben Erjavec, executive chef and co-owner of the popular brewpub. “We’re featuring more fresh produce and springtime berries,” Ben says. “Our fresh spinach salad with seasonal berries...

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Rosé and Roses: a Mother’s Day Tasting

On Thursday, May 5, Regency is hosting a special wine event we’re calling Rosé and Roses: A Mother’s Day Tasting. It’s a great way to celebrate mom a couple of days early and get a jump start on her special weekend. Now before you say, “Rosé, no way,” understand that rosés are not what they used to be. Or, rather, they are what...

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Carménère, the lost sibling of Bordeaux

Let’s talk about Carménère, the lost sibling of Bordeaux. For pronunciation guidance, we turn to Jim Sperk of the Northern Ohio Wine Guild. “It’s kahr meh NYAIR, not cow manure,” jokes Jim. “The grape was originally planted in Bordeaux. The name ‘Carménère’ comes from the French word for crimson, carmin, which refers to the...

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