We’re often asked what Wagyu beef is, and what is the difference is between Wagyu and Kobe beef. Both originate in Japan, and are widely considered around the world to be the “caviar” of beef. Characterized by pervasive marbling, they offer a rich flavor that has a subtle but distinct sweetness and aroma.
This month we’re featuring two wines from Chehalem Winery in Willamette Valley, Oregon, one of the United States’ greatest viticultural regions. Chehalem first planted vines in 1980 and began bottling wine in 1990. Their wines are made exclusively from estate fruit that is certified sustainably grown.
This month we have two wines from the only landlocked province in Italy: Umbria, home to the town of Spoleto. The hills surrounding Spoleto are especially adept to three particular varieties of Italy’s many grapes. Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Trebbiano Spoletino produce rustic and nuanced wines of structure and elegance, and we’re featuring these selections this month in celebration of our city’s annual Spoleto Festival.
With optimal temperatures and parks and gardens in bloom, picnic season has begun in Charleston. Whether you’re headed to an outdoor concert, the beach, for an afternoon harbor cruise or simply to your neighborhood park or backyard for lunch or dinner, we’ve got everything you need to compose the perfect picnic spread.
It’s Eat Local Month, an annual campaign to get residents of the Lowcountry thinking more about where the food they eat each and every day comes from. The campaign takes advantage of the abundance of fresh, local produce that’s in season at this time of the year to help spread the word about the importance of sourcing food locally when possible. Get involved by taking the Eat Local Challenge! It’s not too late to start
Greece has older grape growing and winemaking traditions than almost anywhere in the world, and both of our featured wines this month show off the potential of the Greek terroir. Greece is dominated by steep, rocky landscapes with plenty of influence from the sea, and while the temperatures can get hot, vineyards planted at higher elevations provide ideal conditions for wine grapes.