Author Archives for Cate O'Malley

New Release from the Beaucanon Estate


The Beaucanon Estate has just announced the release of their 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, a ”mineral wine with blends of citrus, floral aromas and of tropical passion fruit, mango and kiwi flavors.”  This newest wine in their collection was produced at their estate in Napa Valley, using grapes grown right on the hillside at the High Valley […]

Fancy Some Canned Wine?


Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes the introduction of canned wine.  Yes, that’s what I said.  Canned wine.  Taking the step of eliminating the cork and its potentially distasteful bacteria, a Buenos Aires, Argentinean company, Iron Wine, has gone a completely new route, introducing both red and white wines in 8-1/2 […]

Organic Wines


The phrase “organic wines” is definitely not one that’s bandied about too often.  And “vegan wines?”  Probably even less.  But that might change if you take a wander over to Organic Vintners.  An online shop offering up a wide range of both vegan and biodynamic white and red wines, they start at a bargain $9 […]

What to Do When in Rome


Not that I am advocating you take any steps to put yourself in this position, but should you be in Rome and find yourself on the wrong side of the law, you might find their jail an interesting sort of place.  Just South of Rome is the Rehabilitation Program at Velletri Prison.  While serving time, […]

Earth-Friendly Wine


Yes, believe it or not, there is such a thing, though I’ll admit, it was news to me.  French Rabbit’s Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay are made from grapes that are grown on sustainably farmed vineyards in Southern France. 
The wine comes in lightweight, recyclable containers that create a staggering 90% less waste than […]

No More Drips


I don’t recall noticing our wine dripping when we pour, but either I’m not paying enough attention, or we’ve just been lucky, because apparently it’s a wide enough spread problem that there is a new contraption to combat just that.
Built NY has come out with the Wine Drip Collar ($12.99/2), designed to protect your guests […]

Live Links for the Food Blog Awards


One of our very hard working writers has taken the time to make live links for all our FBA nominees to make your voting much easier. I realize that the absence of hyperlinks has been an issue with the polls, but I was not able to find a poll that provided the IP blocking security […]

2006 Food Blog Awards


The 2006 Food Blog Awards have kicked off on our main site. Head on over there and nominate your favorite food blogs.

The Times, They Are A-Changin’


Just a few programming notes on what has been going on behind the scenes of the Well Fed Network lately. We have been working very hard on a redesign of the entire network, and it should be going live today or tomorrow. We’re all excited about it, and can’t wait to show it to all […]

Did You Know…?


In the “you learn something new every day” category, did you know that while Champagne is sparkling wine, not all sparkling wine is Champagne? So what makes Champagne Champagne? It has to be made with specific grapes from the Champagne region of Northern France. Thirsty for more? Check out this web site for all you’ll […]