A Year in Wine talks Robert Parker Jr.
Congratulations to Robert M. Parker Jr. and to the three others who are to be inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame in February: farm-labor organizer Cesar Chavez, Sonoma County vintner Meredith "Merry" Edwards and wine writer Frank Schoonmaker. All have made pivotal and enduring contributions to the nature and quality of California wine; all deserve this acknowledgement of their achievements, which, in the case of Merry Edwards, continue. Chavez and Schoonmaker are deceased, and Parker essentially is retired, having turned over responsibility for critiquing California wine to another member of his staff at the influential wine newsletter the Wine Advocate.
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Guava Rose sample s Hawaiian sweets
One day when we were on Maui last month, we took a holo holo and picked up a bunch of treats. Our first stop was at the old time favorite Tasaka Guri Guri in Maui Mall. Guri guri is kind of like a sherbet, or a sorbet mixed with condensed milk. Guri guri has been famous on Maui for years and years, and I hadn't had any for many years. It only comes in two flavors strawberry and pineapple, so we got a scoop of each. The strawberry tasted more like a strawberry bubblegum, and the pineapple was definitely sweet. I can see why kids love this stuff.
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