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FoodableTV | Restaurant & Wine Industries Blend Seamlessly in Sonoma

Restaurant and Wine Industries Blend Seamlessly in Sonoma By L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor Sonoma’s food and wine industries entwine as closely as the vines trellised across its rolling hillsides. In Sonoma, food and wine pairing isn’t just an art – it’s an industry. And a hugely successful one. Here, FoodableTV spotlights three wine country collaborations consumers can’t live without…Read more here. ❦❦❦ My lastest Foodable WEBTV Network contribution…care to share? Leave your…

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FoodableTV | Seattle’s Top 3 Meat Purveyors Serve Up the City’s Finest Charcuterie

My latest FoodableTV contribution: Seattle’s Top 3 Meat Purveyors Serve Up the City’s Finest Charcuterie By L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor With consumers’ craving for charcuterie on the rise, Seattle’s thriving artisan cured meat scene brings home more than just the bacon.  Charcuterie, the french style of curing, preserving, and smoking meats, includes savory mainstays like bacon, ham, and sausage, as well as pâtés, terrines, and confits…Read more here. Copyrighted binNotes 2015. All…

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Red Thread™| Seven of Hearts / Luminous Hills

Welcome to the Red Thread™…stories about wine makers, and the red thread that binds us all….wine. By: L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Seven of Hearts | Luminous Hills | Willamette Valley, OR. In honor of the upcoming International Pinot Noir Celebration this week in McMinnville, OR., the Red Thread ™  interviews Willamette Valley artisan winemaker Byron Dooley of 7 of Hearts | ™Luminous Hills. I first discovered his wines in 2012, and immediately…

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Sonoma County Leads the Way in Sustainability

Here’s my latest contribution to Foodable TV Network: Sonoma County Leads the Way in Sustainability Contributor: L.M. Archer It’s always sunny in Sonoma. By 2019, it should be the nation’s first 100% sustainable wine region, too. Back in January 2014, Sonoma County Winegrowers pledged 100% Sustainability by 2019 – a bold proposition. But not surprising. With over 85% of Sonoma’s vineyards family-owned, many spanning more than three generations, grape farmers seek…

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A Moveable Feast | Seattle’s Top Street Eats

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog Foodable TV | A Moveable Feast – Seattle’s Top Street Eats by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram My latest contribution to FoodableTV | A Moveable Feast- Seattle’s Top Street Eats Any day of the week, Seattle’s food truck scene kicks the dusty old ‘chuck wagon’ image to the urban curb. An unintended…

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Zomato | Made to Order

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog Zomato | Made to Order by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram Greetings, foodie followers…it’s official! Earlier this year I posted a piece about Zomato purchasing Urbanspoon. Recently, Zomato rolled out their new and improved site.  So honored to join the Zomato US team – looking forward to sharing more savory stories with you soon. You can find…

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WITWIB? | SF!

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog WITWIB? | SF! by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram ❦❦❦ binNotes travels to San Francisco for the 4th… Wherever you are – stay cool… …and remember to hydrate…hopefully with your favorite pour! Cheers~ ❦❦❦ Care to share? Feel free to leave your comments below. Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook…

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There’s Something About Sonoma…

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog There’s Something About Sonoma… by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram There’s something about Sonoma… An intoxicating place of towering palms, embracing oaks, fragrant eucalyptus, spiked aloe and agave, lilting hibiscus, redolent oleander, abundant orange, apricot, lemon, lime, and almond trees…oh, and more than a few acres of vineyards…not to mention a vibrant artisan food…

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FoodableTV | Chef Collaborations Inspire Creativity in Seattle

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog FoodableTV: Chef Collaborations Inspire Creativity in Seattle by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram My latest contribution for FoodableTV: Competition is good, right? Unless it turns cut-throat, as sometimes happens in the food industry. Just watch Iron Chef. Seattle leads the way in another form of competition, one that encourages cooperation.  For some,…

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WITWIB? Sonoma!

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog WITWIB? Sonoma by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram Greetings from Sonoma, dear readers! Arrived late yesterday for a few weeks, so today is all about unpacking, laundry, getting Lucca the Wine Mascot settled… But hey, as I await the spin cycle to finish, and slowly move off travel ’tilt’… the sun is shining, there’s a…