ENTREE’s VERY MERRY GIFT GUIDE FOR 2017
BRIGHT THINGS FOR THE HOME:
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SPIRITED HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE GOURMET:
Jarlsberg Cheese, buttery rich with a mild and slightly sweet and nutty flavor. Made from mild cow’s-milk cheese with large regular holes, We think it is the perfect cheese. Although this cheese originated in Norway, it is also produced in Ohio and Ireland under licenses from Norwegian dairy producers. Try Jarlsberg +Hickory Smoked semi-soft park-skim naturally smoked cheese, lactose and gluten-free and their crunchy crackers: Jarlsberg Mediterranean Sea Salt Cheese Crisps or Jarlsberg Garlic and Herb Cheese Crisps. Jarlsberg Cheese Snacks and Crisps are perfect for travel and also for those incredible wine/cheese moments. The wedge is also amazing – beloved by millions of Americans, born in Norway and still one of the top U.S. cheese over 60 years. http://www.jarlsbergusa.com
GIVE A MERRY BOOK:
Geek our with Mother Nature! GARDENING FOR GEEKS, DIY tests, gadgets and techniques that utilize microbiology, mathematics and ecology to exponentially maximize the yield of your garden by Christy Wilhelmi, founder of Gardenerd.com. Published by Adamsmedia, http://www.adamsmedia.com
INSTYLE Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round, is a must-have resource for anyone looking to host chic parties without stress or guesswork. Here, the talented editors of INSTYLE share their best tips for hosting 15 unique celebrations, from dinners to game day parties, from boozy brunches to summertime soirees. For each event, there is a customized menu of recipes, invitation inspiration, tabletop ideas, take home gift suggestions and a detailed timeline for seamless preparation. There’s also wine pairings and 100 trusted resources. From Oxmoor House, an imprint of Time Inc. Books.
NOBU, a Memoir, exemplifies what highly-acclaimed super chef Nobu Matsuhisa does best–marrying the philosophies of East and West to create something entirely new and remarkable. This little book gives rare insights into the private man and reveals what makes him special, what made him famous, and his unique spirit of success. Emily Bestler Books, publisher.
GIZZI’S SEASON’S GREETINGS, Gizzy Erskine’s feast and celebrations from Halloween to Happy New Year, crowd-pleasing fare for delicious gatherings throughout the holiday season. This book beautifully embraces eating and entertaining during the winter season. Published by Mitchell Beazley.
ADVENTURES WITH OLD VINES, A Beginner’s Guide to Being a Wine Connoisseur by Richard L. Chilton,Jr., is an engaging and knowledgeable guide that demystifies wine for the novice enthusiast. Chilton is himself a Napa Valley winery owner and has extensive wisdom which he graciously shares in the form of how-tos on purchasing, tasting, collecting, and manufacturing, among other topics. Plus, included is a valuable reading list of wines. Published by Rowman & Littlefield.
PRICK, Cacti and Succulents: Choosing, Styling and Caring by Gynelle Leon gives all the knowledge you need to help your plants thrive–from a plant index showcasing all the weird and wonderful varieties available, to simple advice on how to choose, care for and style your plant for maximum impact. Published by Mitchell Beazley.
IT’S FUNNY UNTIL SOMEONE LOSES AN EYE (Then It’s Really Funny), Sagging Meniscus Press, Kurt Luch’s side-splitting collection of stories from a lifetime of humor writing made all of us laugh. Perfect for that someone who looks for humor in other places than politics and current events. With this little book, you will laugh in a many ways as possible about as many subjects as possible due to Luch’s high and low wit and use of every device and artifice of literature, often standing them om their heads for maximum comic effect.
EYEFUL, A Portfolio of Pleasures is John Fitzgerald’s photographic triumph, a book of dramatic images sure to stir the heart and soul. Divided into five sections–Wonder, People, Imagination, Flair, and Inside and Out, this distinguished writer who traveled the globe on assignments shares the way his keen eyes perceive objects, light, shadows and moments of wonder. Fitzgerald is fond of saying “Never hoard your talent; it’s a gift to share” and this book of images is a shared gift that we all can benefit from. Published by
Supply and Demand, http://www.supplyanddemand.ca
FATHERS & DAUGHTERS 2014 Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyard, Ella’s Reserve is very special, handcrafted from the Anderson Valley, made using the Pommard 828 and 667 clones to yield a complex, balanced and vibrant wine. The nose is compelling complexity and depth. Exotic spice suggests nutmeg, plum skin, and graphite. Fresh fruity and floral aromas slowly unfold showing violets, rose petal, bergamot, and red current. Candied fruit, bramble, and sweet tobacco give this wine a rich and supple quality. The palate on this wine is bright, focused, and strung with a tension that will reward cellaring. The lively fruit component leads with flavors of Bing cherry, pomegranate, strawberry, and plum. Richer flavors of rhubarb pie, black tea, and cola linger on the mid-palate. The inclusion of whole clusters to the fermentation shows with a mix of bright fruit, intoxicating florals, and a velvety texture. Wonderfully lean and lush at the same time, fresh summer fruits blend with an earthy forest-floor character in the mouth, while a vibrant minerality on the finish reaffirms the wines’ elegance. We first tasted this delicious wine at the fabulous Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino and can be obtained primarily available through a mailing list (capped at 500), and also available for purchase ($45) by contacting the winery direct at 707-813-1137 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.FandDCellars.com.
BOUCHARD FINLAYSON Pinot Noir from South Africa is unique as it displays both a delicacy and richness, but it is often quoted as depicting little varietal character of
its own, rather expressing the terroir upon which it is grown. Hence, it carries the crown of being the most terroir-expressive of all grape varieties. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley represents that unique combination of soil and climate that exists in only a handful of places where the exact balance provides the perfect expression of this elusive grape. Some vintages arrive as if delivered on a magic carpet: 2015 was perfectly behaved, a vintage of pure luxury and a great relief after the previous two vintages weather conditions. No wonder Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2015 has been awarded Five Stars from Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide. Debuting in 1980, Platter’s is South Africa’s first and still leading wine annual with information on over 8000 locally produced wines. https://www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za
Parrish Family Vineyard 2016 Estate Rosé, $18, is a perfect wine for the Spring and Summer and features Grenache from their Templeton Vineyard in the El Pomar Sub-AVA. The nose welcomes with rose petals and bubble gum. The delicate palate opens with strawberries, hibiscus, and citrus peel. The finish is crisp with light minerals. Their 2014 Reserve Silken, $48, is a welcoming and aromatic blend of 60% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Petite Sirah. The expressive nose entices with dark berries, plum, and black pepper. The palate accompanies with smooth, sumptuous blackberry and hints of cocoa that lingers on the finish. The Silken blend is medium-full bodied and pairs with various cuisines. Parrish 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, $52, is 100% estate grown on the hillsides of Paso Robles. Diverse soils of clay loam, sandy, loam, and calcareous soils give this wine complexity, structure, and density. The 1200 foot elevation of the vineyard along with the marine influence helps the fruit to achieve good acidity at harvest. We urge you to join the Parrish wine club http://parrishfamilyvineyard.orderport.net/wine-club to get access to these and other very special offerings.
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