All The Swirl "Must Reads", July 2016

All The Swirl "Must Reads", July 2016

Each month, our staff takes a break to think about which of the many great food, beverage and lifestyle stories of the month caught our attention and are worth sharing.

Bastille Day & Bordeaux: A Recap of the 2015 En Primeurs

Bastille Day & Bordeaux: A Recap of the 2015 En Primeurs

In honor of Bastille Day All the Swirl's friend and ear to the ground at the 2015 En Primeurs, Devon Magee, reports on the whirlwind experience and how a tasting of such pre-adolescent wines thousands of miles away affects wine prices around the world.

CCA's Green Guide to the Bay: CUESA

CCA's Green Guide to the Bay: CUESA

This week, Charles Communications Associates' intern Jules Lydon kicks off our new Green Guide to the Bay series, where we profile the city's most innovative sustainable businesses. And where better to start than with San Francisco's very own Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (aka CUESA)? Join us for a tasty tour of the city's historic Ferry Building Farmers Market and get inspired for the future of food. 

Wine, Music, & Rock'n'Roll: Jeff Smith of Hourglass on winemaking in Napa Valley

Wine, Music, & Rock'n'Roll: Jeff Smith of Hourglass on winemaking in Napa Valley

Wine is like music. It can seduce or assault your senses, its notes play across your palate while its timbre lingers on your tongue, and when in harmony, there is perhaps nothing more satisfying. This week on All the Swirl we interview Jeff Smith, proprietor of Hourglass Vineyards in Napa and former guitarist of Noonday Underground to get the skinny on the musician's love affair with winemaking.

Fourth of July Food & Beverage Pairings

Fourth of July Food & Beverage Pairings

Here at Charles Communications, the Fourth of July is about a lot more than Independence: it's a holiday all about food, fireworks, festivities and, of course, libations. This week on All the Swirl, the CCA team shares our favorite food and beverage pairings to revel in this long weekend.