There are many regional variations on seafood stew. It depends on where you are; but if you are near the sea there is some local delicacy similar to the one described below. In Italy it is Cioppino. France has Bouillabaisse and the Spanish have Suquet. Portugal is famous for Caldeirada. And that does not even take into account all of the wonderful Asian varieties out there. This particular stew takes a little inspiration from all of them.
Riedel vs. Eisch. One is an industry titan, with a successful family line of eight generations running the show. The other is a relative newcomer, only coming into the industry a little over 50 years ago. Let the wine-stem smackdown begin!
California wineries have thrown open their doors this harvest season. Make that wide open. Wineries are getting creative. They are offering new attractions such as wine education, a behind-the-scenes access to the winemaking process and the kind of TLC normally reserved for relatives and rock stars.
Today we are faced with a terrible dilemma: too much generic varietal wine.