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In his free time, he also is a ballroom dancer. Most treasured possessions: “Diana, and my daughter Christy’s two children in California.” Present address: “Langley, where we own and operate The Artichoke Restaurant & Bar.” Best food on your menu: “Our stuffed mushrooms called ‘Whatnots’ and our blackened salmon.” Serving this year as: “Chairman of

Eat your green

  Frequenting local establishments that support local farms and industry is an excellent way of reducing your carbon footprint while dining out. But a few restaurants in the metro have taken extra steps in the use of recycled or repurposed materials, or have made structural investments in their properties that will not only reduce their

Global warming and wine

According to a report from France’s National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), climate change in the form of global warming is threatening to force changes in the way France has always made wine. “The pessimistic scenario shows that Bordeaux’s climate, by 2050, will no longer favor Cabernet and Merlot,” said Jean-Pascal Goutouly, a researcher at

Green beer

JD Merryweather, partner and director of sales and marketing, said the founding members of the local brewery were already firm believers in sustainability. The trick was making a brew that not only tasted good, but also could lessen the impact on the environment. “We practice sustainability,” he said. “We live it and discuss ways we

Baking bliss

But hectic schedules and diminished time in many kitchens have left the baking to someone else. Of course, grocery-store bakeries and local restaurants offer a host of selections for the busy shopper. However, metro residents are getting to eat their cake and much more as creative bakers emerge to satisfy the most particular palate. Take

Summer crop

New vintages of many of last year’s favorites have already arrived in stores — including Crios rosé of Malbec — and others are arriving in April and May, a shipment that includes the remarkable Chinon, a 100 percent Cabernet Franc from Charles Joguet. To get a taste for rosés, The Coach House, 6437 Avondale Drive,

Wine studies

The event, which features 35 wineries and more than a dozen of Oklahoma’s best chefs, will be held on the Stillwater campus of OSU. Steve Ruby, a professor at OSU and the event’s coordinator, said this year’s theme is Cowboys & Gauchos. The emphasis will be on the similar cultures of Oklahoma and Argentina, particularly

Twist off

With the onset of spring comes the beginning of tornado season, that magical time of year wherein your regularly scheduled programming is preempted and your skies turn a foreboding shade of green. Dust off your beer glasses and spray down the rim of your toilet: It’s time for the Gary England drinking game. Invented by

Missionary position

“Quality is high across the board,” he wrote. “I have yet to find a bad one, nor a boring one.” Another reason for its popularity is the high quality-to-price ratio. It’s rare to find a Torrontes for more than $15; many can be purchased for $10 or less. Argentina’s diverse topography makes for a variety

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