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All there is to sip and savor in New Orleans

Global Warming (Cont.)

Global warming and its effect on wine production.

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Strange, Wonderful and New Wines

New wines to try.

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Seasonally Sipping

Three cocktails that meet the summertime cool-and-refreshing criteria, with fresh ingredients and a different spirit for each recipe.

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The Return of Tales, Part XII

Tales of the Cocktail is the ultimate Siege of the Spirits, a Cacophony of Cocktails, and Mayhem by Mixologists.

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Wines and Cocktails Worthy of Your Attention

Surprising results From a wine judging, and the cocktail event of mid-summer.

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Cooling Off on a Hot 4th

Cool beverage ideas for a hot holiday

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Disturbing Restaurant Trends

Two annoyances encountered while dining out

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Giving Heat and Humidity a Swift Kick

The easy, refreshing Pimm's Cup and Moscow Mule.

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I Don’t Drink That

Dissecting people's common wine don'ts

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Resveratrol (Never Mind), and Summertime Sugar

Booze and sugar are OK — in moderation.

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Great Surprises

NOWFE discoveries, and Taste at the Lake

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NOWFE Keeps the Party Going

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience is one of the best festivals of its type anywhere in this country. Period.

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Summer Cocktails With Unexpected Ingredients

Four recipes

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The Bitter Truth and NOWFE

Two recipes featuring bitters, plus NOWFE.

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Doing Cinco Right

5 cocktail recipes for your holiday fiesta

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Happy Hour

All there is to sip and savor in New Orleans

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In New Orleans, when the subject is wine and spirits, it is very difficult to leave Tim McNally out of the discussion. He is considered one of the “go to” resources in the Crescent City for counsel and information about adult beverages and their place in the fabric of life in this great city.

 

Tim is the Wine and Spirits Editor, columnist and feature writer for New Orleans Magazine; the Wine and Spirits Editor and weekly columnist, Happy Hour, for www.MyNewOrleans.com; the Executive Editor and monthly features writer for Gulf Coast Wine + Dine Online; creator and editor of his own website, www.winetalknola.com; all in addition to his daily hosting duties on the radio program, The Dine, Wine and Spirits Show, on the air at WGSO – 990AM, every weekday, 3- 5 p.m, and streamed live on www.wgso.com.

 

Over the years, Tim has proved to be an informed interviewer, putting his guests at ease, and covering tactile and technical information so that even a novice can understand difficult agricultural and production concepts. Tim speaks with winemakers, wine and spirit ambassadors, distillers, authors, people who stage events and festivals, and takes questions from listeners and readers, all seamlessly blended together in a program that is unique in America.

 

Tim’s love of wine actually came about many years ago from his then wife-to-be, Brenda Maitland, a noted journalist in her own right, and together they have traveled to the major wine producing areas in the US and Europe, seeking first-hand information about beverages that give us all so much pleasure.

 

They were instrumental in the founding of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, a major national and international well-regarded festival of its type. They both continue to be involved with the planning and staging of this multi-venue, five-day event now over twenty years old.

 

Tim is also considered one of the foremost professional wine judges in the US, being invited to judge more than 11 wine competitions each year, including the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (the largest competition of American wines in the world, with more than 6,000 entries), the Riverside, CA International Wine Competition, San Francisco International Wine Competition, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, Indiana International Wine Competition, Sandestin, Florida Wine Festival Competition, the State of Michigan Wine Competition, the U.S. National Wine Competition, and the National Wine Competition of Portugal.

 

Tim is a guest lecturer to many local wine and dine organizations, and speaks each year to the senior class in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

 

Staying abreast of the news of the wine and spirits world is a passion for Tim, and he is committed to sharing what he knows with his listeners and readers. “Doing something I love, with products that I truly enjoy, created by interesting people, coupling the experience with culinary excellence, and doing it all in the greatest city in America,” are the words Tim lives by.

 

It’s a good gig. 

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