Tim Adams Wine Bottle

“The Wild, Wild Woman of Wine” Tim Adams The Fergus (2001)‏ Clare Valley

by J.D. Landis

This remarkable red wine, from Australia’s Clare Valley, is made primarily from Grenache. Grenache, according to the inimitable Oz Clarke, is the world’s most widely planted red grape. He writes that many wine experts dismiss it as the source of rustic, unsophisticated wine but “do so at their peril…because good Grenache is one of the…

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Colonial fireplace

Kitchen History: The Colonial Country Kitchen

by Sandra Tarbox

In colonial America, the kitchen, with its large cooking fireplace, was the focal point of the home. Snug, inviting, with the aroma of cooking food on the hearth, the kitchen provided shelter, warmth, and nourishment. It was where generations converged, the center of production for the family’s provisions. A woman might have kneaded bread while…

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