A Grenache with Panache

A Grenache with Panache

Among the offerings at a recent Rhone tasting in SF, I found several bottles to share with readers, and I want to start with a red that's geared to summer and that can be sipped alone or put beside food. This marvel of versatility and panache is the 2013 Seven Oxen...

Pinot Precision

Pinot Precision

Once again there was an embarrassment of riches among the many excellent Pinot Noir offerings at the May 2016 SLH Gala. Pinots from the Santa Lucia Highlands tend to be bigger and bolder than their Burgundian counterparts, darker and denser and milder in their...

Eating Like a Local in Puerto Vallarta

Eating Like a Local in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has an entire culture built around fabulous dining.  The problem, however, can be hunting down unique dining establishments without being directed to crowded, touristy restaurants.  Online reviews can be helpful, but of course those are...

Bison & Beef: a marriage made in heaven

Bison & Beef: a marriage made in heaven

As the child of frugal German immigrants, I ate a lot of meatloaf as a child, only we called it falscher Hase, literally, fake rabbit. After WWII, when meat rations were still in effect, German housewives would mix up whatever meaty scraps they had, add lots of...

From Top to Toe in St. Lucia

From Top to Toe in St. Lucia

The best way to get a proper sense of the island, it seemed, was to work my way up the island by road and by boat. More than anywhere St. Lucia is best visited by being on the move. The thing to do is to change hotels every few days. For all its beauty and fecundity,...

Epicurean Puerto Vallarta

Epicurean Puerto Vallarta

Astonishing storefronts and restaurants march up and down the Malecón, but my eyes gravitate to the art spectacles framed by the Pacific.  As we meander the mile-long esplanade, from “La Nostalgia” (Nostalgia) to “La Rotunda del Mar” (the Roundabout of the Sea) to the...

Prowess in Pittsburgh

Prowess in Pittsburgh

Heinz.  Duquesne.  PPG.  Brats.  Pierogi. Neighborhoods.  Primanti sandwich.  “Pittsburgh left.”  Bridges. There’s something about Pittsburgh. It was the big city across the bridge from the little town I visited as a kid, playing and biking the “Old Road” with eight...

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An evolution of EPICUREAN magazine, EPICUREAN TRAVELER is designed to cater to passionate foodies who love to travel and explore the way world cultures are expressed through the individuality of food, wine and spirits. ET seeks to find a balance between these interests, featuring award-winning writers, sumptuous photography and engaging graphic design. As with its predecessor, in EPICUREAN TRAVELER you’ll find individual voices — It’s what gives ET personality.

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