Sasso: Italian Dining in Queenstown

Sasso is an Italian restaurant in downtown Queenstown that serves an excellent chef's choice menu. For $65 NZD they serve three courses selected by the kitchen, and how can you resist that deal? The first course was home-made gnocchi with steamed clams. Their gnocchi was cooked well, but I've always preferred it a little over-cooked. Clams … Continue reading Sasso: Italian Dining in Queenstown

Wine tasting expeditions – Panther Creek Cellars

The Panther Creek Cellars tasting room is located in Dundee, Oregon and serves surprisingly bold Oregon Pinot noir. They have a modern, open space with a black and red color scheme. Overall, I enjoyed their single vineyard Pinot noirs and the style of their Chardonnay. Here's what we tasted; 2013 French Creek Chardonnay - This is a … Continue reading Wine tasting expeditions – Panther Creek Cellars

Whisky 101 with Gerald Savigny

Gerald Savigny is the founder and educator of the European Wine and Spirits Management (EWSM), a craft beverage training and education company. According to its Facebook page, "EWSM primarily focuses on delivering Wine & Spirits Education - through international certifications, wine appreciation and workshops." Sample course topics include Food & Wine Pairing, Bordeaux Versus Burgundy and Italy … Continue reading Whisky 101 with Gerald Savigny