Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Best Cheese Selection - Ladue News

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First Place- Ladue News Platinum Winner!

Best Cheese Selection - The Wine and Cheese Place

"Since 1982, this specialty food haven has been the source of hard-to-find cheese, cured meats and other gourmet delights. They even roast their own coffee and nuts on site! So it's no surprise that The Wine & Cheese Place (and its other incarnations, Provisions and Roasting House) is the go-to spot for any and all kinds of cheese." -- Ladue News

Pappy Van Winkle - Best Bourbon made?!

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Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20yr
20 years old - 45.2% abv (90.4 proof)
"This is the #1 Rated Bourbon Whiskey in the WorldRated 99 out of 100 by the World's Spirits Championships Our 'Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve' is aged an unheard of 20 years, and bottled at 45.2 apy (90.4 proof). This whiskey is wonderfully smooth and rich. No other bourbon today can stand 20 years of aging, but this bourbon does it with style. My grandfather, 'Pappy Van Winkle' was a true character. This bourbon, like 'Pappy', is full of the character that makes it a very special whiskey. It, too, has been put in a class of a fine after dinner cognac." -- distillery
Rated 99/100 --Beverage Tasting Institute
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 23yr
"The original 3,300 bottles of our 23-year old Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve were sold out. The second batch of 900 bottles of were bottled on December 11, 2003 and are now sold out. The third batch of about 3,000 bottles was bottled in December, 2005 and January, 2006 and is also sold out. The next bottling is scheduled to be released in September, 2007." -- distillery
In stock now and VERY LIMTED! Call 314-727-8788.
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Monday, May 19, 2008

Chicago Foie Gras Ban Repealed

The controversary continues in America....

Chicago Foie Gras Ban Repealed
City Council overturns two-year-old ban, freeing chefs to sell the embattled delicacy once again
Laurie Woolever

"For foie gras lovers, it was a day of liberation; for animal-rights advocates, a waterloo in the Windy City. On May 14, at the urging of Mayor Richard Daley, Chicago’s city council voted 37-6 to legalize the sale of foie gras in restaurants, overturning a nearly two-year ban on the fattened goose and duck livers.
Over the past few years, foie gras has been the target of legislation and controversy in a handful of cities and states, including California, New Jersey and New York City. In 2007, Chef Wolfgang Puck announced that he would no longer offer foie gras at any of his restaurants worldwide.
In 2005, Joe Moore, alderman of Chicago’s 49th ward, introduced an ordinance banning the sale of foie gras in Chicago. More was inspired, he said at the time, by chef Charlie Trotter’s decision to stop serving foie in his eponymous, Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Chicago restaurant. The ordinance was passed in 2006 by a 48-1 vote.
While animal-rights groups, who oppose the practice force-feeding of ducks and geese to produce foie gras, hailed the decision, critics derided it, calling it a case of government intrusion into the dining room. While some chefs introduced so-called foie substitutes, others openly flouted the law, keeping foie gras on their menus.
Not surprisingly, foie gras lovers hailed the repeal. “Justice has been done,” said Ariane Daguin, owner of specialty foods purveyor D’Artagnan, which supplies foie gras to restaurants and gourmet stores. “We’ve been lobbying hard for this for the last two years.”

From The Wine Spectator online

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