Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Drive

If you remember the Wine Barrel Cycle from one of last year's post, then you will love the Wine Barrel Car!
Just more advances in Wine Technology (snicker).  I wouldn't mind having one of these.  Definitely faster than the 3MPH top speed of the cycle.  Salut!

Friday, February 22, 2013

A Psychedelic Mt. Etna

by Casey Chan
Because Earth can sometimes look like an Impressionist painting from space, NASA added colors to the Mount Etna volcano eruption to separate what from what. The false-color image combines shortwave infrared, near-infrared and green light in the RGB channels. It looks like Earth on acid.
As you can imagine, the bright red in the image is scorching hot lava. The blue-green shows snow, the white is clouds and the green is the forest and other vegetation. NASA explains:
In the image, fresh lava is bright red, as the hot surface emits enough energy to saturate the instrument's shortwave infrared detectors but is dark in near-infrared and green light. Snow is blue-green because it absorbs shortwave infrared light, but reflects near-infrared and green light. Clouds made of water droplets (not ice crystals) reflect all three wavelengths of light similarly and appear white. Forests and other vegetation reflect near-infrared more strongly than shortwave infrared and green, and so appear green. Dark gray areas are lightly vegetated lava flows, 30 to 350 years old.
Without the added color, the eruption would look like this from space:

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It's Pizza Night Once Again!

However you're having it, 
Buon Appetito!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Our Weekly Cheese Program Returns!

Back by popular demand!  You can sample designated cheeses from around the world at our Sunrise & Coral Springs locations.  This is just one of many demo programs we are executing to educate you, the consumer, of different types of foods.  So expect other programs that will include, wine, prepared foods, and more!  Here is our weekly schedule for your reference.  Please don't be shy; introduce yourself to a world of different foods....

February 14 - February 20
Cheese: Black Creek Cheddar
Country: USA
Type: Sharp Cheddar
Serve With: Bland Cracker
Wine Suggestion: Semi Sweet White or Light Red

February 21 - February 27
Cheese:Prima Donna
Country: Holland
Type: Gouda, Parmesan Taste
Serve With: Fresh Fruit, Garlic Toast
Wine Suggestion: Blush or Light Wine or Merlot

February 28 - March 6
Cheese: Stella Fontinella
Country: Wisconsin, USA
Type: Semi-Hard
Serve With: Doris' Garlic Bread, Garlic Toast
Wine Suggestion: Your Choice of Red 

March 7 - March 13
Cheese: President Goat
Country: France
Type: Creamy & Mild
Serve With: Fresh Fruit
Wine Suggestion: Blush/Rosé

March 14 - March 20
Cheese: Perrano
Country: Italy
Type: Aged
Serve With: Garlic Toast
Wine Suggestion: Chianti

March 21 - March 27
Cheese: Sartori
Country: USA
Type: Flavored Wheels 
Serve With: Bland Cracker
Wine Suggestion: Semi Dry White

Easter Week
We will be sampling random Italian Cheeses so stop by and try some!
Ci Vediamo!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Florida Seafood Festivals 2013

Florida has some of the best seafood festivals.  If you haven't been to one, here is a list of seafood festivals for the entire year.

Cortez Commercial Fishing Fest 2013
Cortez, Florida
February 16-17, 2013
St. Augustine Seafood and Music Festival
Saint Augustine, Florida
March 1-3, 2013
Treasure Coast Seafood Festival
Port St. Lucie, Florida
March 2, 2013
Grant Seafood Festival
Grant, Florida
March 2-3, 2013
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
Fernandina Beach, Florida
March 3-5, 2013
Marathon Seafood Festival
Marathon, Florida
March 9-10, 2013
Shrimpa-Palooza Festival
Homosassa, Florida
March 23, 2013
Taste of the Sea Seafood Festival
Fort Pierce, Florida
March 23, 2013
Marco Island Seafood Festival
Marco Island, Florida
March 23-24, 2013
Deering Seafood Festival
Miami, Florida 
March 24, 2013
Blue Crab Festival
Palatka, Florida
March 24-27, 2013
Desoto Heritage Seafood Festival
Bradenton, Florida
April 5-7, 2013
Springtime Tallahassee Seafood Festival
Tallahassee, Florida
April 6, 2013
Dania Beach Seafood Festival
Dania Beach, Florida
April 6-7, 2013
Jupiter Seafood Festival
Jupiter, Florida
April 6-7, 2013
Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
Pompano Beach, Florida
April 19-21, 2013
Halifax Oyster Festival
Daytona Beach, Florida
April 2013 (Date TBD)
Panacea Blue Crab Festival
Panacea, Florida
May 4, 2013
Pensacola Seafood Festival
Pensacola, Florida
September 27-29, 2013
John's Pass Annual Seafood Festival
Madeira Beach, Florida
October 1, 2013
Destin Seafood Festival
Destin, Florida
October 4-6, 2013
Franklin County Oyster Festival
Eastpoint and
St. George Island, Florida
October 12, 2013
Cedar Key Seafood Festival
Cedar Key, Florida
October 19-20, 2013
St. Marks Stone Crab Festival
St. Marks, Florida
October 26, 2013
Mighty Mullet Maritime Festival
Panacea, Florida
October 26, 2013
Naples Stone Crab Festival
Naples, Florida
October 26-27, 2013
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival
Niceville, Florida 
October 2013 (Date TBD)
Florida Seafood Festival
Apalachicola, Florida
November 1-2, 2013
Stone Crab Jam
Crystal River, Florida
November 2, 2013
Ruskin Seafood Festival
Ruskin, Florida
November 2-3, 2013
Sebastian Clambake
Sebastian, Florida
November 8-10, 2013
Lake Park Seafood Festival
Lake Park, Florida
November 9, 2013
Homosassa Seafood Fest
Homosassa, Florida
November 9-10, 2013
Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival
November 9-10, 2013
Yankeetown Arts and Crafts and Seafood Festival
Yankeetown, Florida
November 23-24, 2013

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