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1. Obama Takes Step to Improve Government Technology
- Tuesday, August 12, 2014
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) – The White House on Monday announced the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly.
2. Boyle Celebrates 80 Years, Sponsors Art Exhibit
- Monday, March 18, 2013
Boyle Investment Co. turns 80 this year, and has partnered with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to celebrate.
3. Analyzing the Season
- Monday, January 21, 2013
Holiday Retail Sales: Ho Ho Hum or Ho-Ho-Ho? National retail results are in and, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), when all was bought and wrapped, year-over-year sales increased by 4.5 percent in December and 3.1 percent for the overall holiday season. While that’s pretty much on target with projections, it was the pace of sales that made this year a bit different.
4. Delta Blues Winery LLC Buys 15 Acres in Lakeland
- Tuesday, December 18, 2012
6495 Stewart Road Lakeland, TN 38002
Sale Amount: $165,000
Sale Date: Dec. 10, 2012
5. Delta Blues Winery Buys Lakeland Acreage
- Friday, December 14, 2012
Delta Blues Winery LLC has paid $165,000 for 15 acres at 6495 Stewart Road in Lakeland to establish a winery at the location.
6. Hickory Hill Warehouse Sells for $15.7 Million
- Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6380 Holmes Road Memphis, TN 38141
Sale Amount: $15.7 million
Sale Date: Dec. 5, 2012
7. Kensington Manor Sells for $2.2 Million
- Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The Kensington Manor Apartments at 2893 Getwell Road in Oakhaven have sold for $2.2 million to a Miami Beach, Fla., entity called Memphis Heights LLC.
8. Lululemon Athletica to Open in Regalia
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Yoga-inspired athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica Inc. is opening its first Memphis store this week, following more than a year of market due diligence.
9. Dry Riesling has Balance, Elegance
- Monday, April 02, 2012
I think of Trefethen Vineyard, founded in the Napa Valley in 1973, as an old-school Winery. That is, not only because it goes back almost 40 years, but because its wines avoid the flamboyant, over-ripe, over-oaked, high-alcohol factors that characterize the products of so many newer wineries. Trefethen has been around long enough to see its region turned, in 2004, into an official American Viticultural Area, the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley sub-appellation.
10. Sleek, Elegant California Red Worth a Look
- Monday, March 26, 2012
I’m in the mood for a pretty darned sleek and scintillating California cabernet sauvignon wine today, how about you? I thought so. Let’s turn, however, not to the Napa Valley or Alexander Valley, famed for their cabernets, but to an area north of Napa and east of Sonoma, and that’s Lake County. Specifically, Lake County’s Red Hills AVA – American Viticultural Area – approved by the TTB in 2004, TTB standing for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the entity of the federal government that oversees the American wine industry.
11. Price Increase Coming to Wine, Other Liquors
- Monday, March 26, 2012
Gazing into my crystal ball, I see that prices for a liquid near and dear to your heart are going to increase in 2012.
Oh, sure, gasoline, but what I’m speaking of is wine. In retails stores and in restaurants, your favorite brand will probably cost more, even to the glass of wine you order at a bar or with a meal.
12. Take a Ride With ‘Biker’ Zinfandel
- Monday, March 05, 2012
A wine nicknamed “Biker” would probably conjure the idea of a burly, bearded guy wearing motorcycle colors, midnight black shades and an old German army helmet astride a powerful Harley, hurtling down the highway in a roar of power and arrogance. The Four Vines “Biker” Zinfandel 2009, Paso Robles, however, while being fairly burly, does not come across as a two-fisted, no-holds-barred blockbuster. In fact, there’s a certain paradoxical sense of balance and decorum about the wine, though it is undeniably forthright and flavorful.
13. Recompense for Column on Prosecco
- Monday, December 12, 2011
Two weeks ago in this column, while recommending the Adami Garbèl Brut Prosecco to your attention, I said that the producers of Prosecco were “shooting themselves in the foot” by allowing the expansion of the vineyard area from which the sparkling wine could be made and that this example of “greed and opportunism” would result in lower quality.
14. Spread Some Cheer With Adami Garbel Brut Prosecco
- Monday, November 28, 2011
The makers and wannabe makers of Prosecco are shooting themselves in the foot by securing permission to expand the production area in Italy’s northeastern Veneto region. Oh, sure, they’ll ship off hundreds of thousands more cases of the popular sparkling wine to the United States and doubtless earn tons of money, but, as was long the case with Soave, increasing acreage tends to decrease quality.
15. As Temps Dip, Try Hearty Wine Like Allegrini
- Monday, November 07, 2011
Here’s a great Italian red wine to start off November and a season whose growing chill dictates hearty flavors and long-braised dishes. This is the Allegrini Valpolicella 2009, a blend of 65 percent corvina grapes, 30 percent rondinella and five percent molinara, in other words, a classic Valpolicella from that area northwest of the charming city of Verona.
16. Dry, Vibrant Chablis Found at Good Price
- Monday, October 17, 2011
If you have a wine map of France handy, you’ll notice that the Chablis region is some distance northwest of Dijon, the city that marks the northernmost point of Burgundy. The geography, the soil, the climate of Chablis are all different from the geography, soil and climate of Burgundy. Yet in a demonstration of Gallic rationality, Chablis is officially part of Burgundy, though the only characteristic the areas share is that each is sacred ground for the chardonnay grape.
17. Dolcetto Grape Enlivens this Italian Offering
- Monday, October 03, 2011
Let’s say that you were grilling or sautéing lamb chops this weekend. You could cook the chops with rosemary and garlic, of course, or, as I have been doing recently, in a cast-iron skillet, with capers and anchovies, or some other method of your preference, but what is not in doubt is the Poderi Luigi Einaudi Dolcetto di Dogliani 2010.
18. Blended Calif. Wine Perfect Aperitif Choice
- Monday, September 26, 2011
Pine Ridge Vineyards, founded in the Napa Valley in 1978, has built a sustained and justified reputation on its stately, long-aging cabernet sauvignon wines. I bet more people, that is to say, more casual wine drinkers, know the winery for an unusual little wine concocted in the early 1990s as an experiment.
19. Obama Consults With GE, AMEX Execs on Job Creation
- Thursday, August 25, 2011
VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) – President Barack Obama is soliciting advice from the co-chairmen of his jobs council on employment boosting initiatives in advance of a major economics address he intends to deliver after Labor Day.
20. Administration Moves Plan to Ax Hundreds of Rules
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration disclosed plans Tuesday to cut or roll back hundreds of federal regulations, including some that will streamline tax forms at the Internal Revenue Service, let railroad companies pass on installing expensive new technology, and speed up the visa process for low-risk visitors to the U.S.
21. Obama Meets Economic Aide, Talks to CEOs
- Tuesday, August 23, 2011
VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) – A vacationing President Barack Obama has been meeting with a key economic aide and phoning businessmen as he prepares for next month's unveiling of a new jobs and debt plan.
22. Obama to Lay Out New Jobs Plan in Sept. Speech
- Thursday, August 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking to jolt the economy, President Barack Obama will propose new ideas to create jobs and help the struggling poor and middle class in a major speech after Labor Day. And then he will try to seize political advantage by spending the fall pressuring Congress to act on his plan.
23. Obama: Something is Wrong With Country's Politics
- Friday, August 12, 2011
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) – Seeking to align himself with a public beleaguered by economic uncertainty and frustrated by Washington, President Barack Obama declared Thursday: "There is nothing wrong with our country. There is something wrong with our politics."
24. Agape North Provides Charity Through Clothing
- Monday, July 18, 2011
With a classic sense of fashion and an idea to help people in need, Joe Williams created apparel company Agape North that donates a portion of the profit made to children in Peru as well as various nonprofit organizations.
25. Interim Restaurant To Host Wine Dinner Thursday
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Interim Restaurant & Bar will host a “Tallulah Wine Dinner” Thursday, June 23, at 5040 Sanderlin Ave.
26. Unemployment Fell in April in Most Metro Areas
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The best month for private-sector hiring in five years and a pickup in summer jobs helped lower unemployment rates in more than 90 percent of the nation's largest cities in April.
27. Dish's Blockbuster Buy May Mean Brand's Survival
- Thursday, April 07, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Dish Network Corp.'s agreement to buy Blockbuster Inc.'s assets out of bankruptcy could keep the movie-rental chain and its blue-and-gold logo from disappearing.
28. Ex-Memphian Bunnell Makes Sublime White
- Monday, March 21, 2011
About $25 marks the outer limit (or twilight zone) of wines featured in this column, and I would not ordinarily send readers searching for a wine of which only a few cases are available in the city, but such is the procedure today regarding the Bunnell Family Cellar Clifton Vineyard Viognier 2008, which hails from the Wahluke Slope region of Washington state’s Columbia Valley.
29. Saddle Vineyards Buys Shelby Drive Apartments
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Memphis-based Saddle Vineyards LP has bought a 124-unit apartment complex at 1500 E. Shelby Drive from Everbank for $1.4 million.
30. Try Buying This Sparkling Wine by the Case
- Monday, December 06, 2010
So, it’s December, and I don’t know about you, but my thoughts turn to bubbles, that is, the bubbles in sparkling wine. It’s a festive time, starting with my birthday and going on through the Yuletide season that includes Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Twelfth Night. That being the case, beginning with today’s recommendation, I’ll be focusing for the rest of the month on reasonably priced examples of sparkling wine from various countries and vineyard areas.
31. White House Unveils Home Energy Efficiency Program
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House unveiled a new "Home Energy Score" federal program Tuesday that will allow people to determine how energy-efficient their homes are.
It was one of several energy initiatives that Vice President Joe Biden announced at a White House event Tuesday. The voluntary Home Energy Score program, developed by the Energy Department, will provide homeowners a score of between one and 10, along with estimated savings from energy retrofits, and a personalized list of recommended home energy upgrades.
32. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
33. Greenbrier Gets Loan for Downtown Project
- Tuesday, October 12, 2010
436 S. Front St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Loan Amount: $2.1 million
Loan Date: Sept. 30, 2010
Maturity Date: n/a
Borrower: Greenbrier Partners LLC
Lender: Southern Bancorp Bank
34. Figuero Dazzles Tastebuds With Soft, Spicy Wine
- Monday, October 11, 2010
The wines of Vinedos y Bodegas Garcia Figuero – to give this estate its full name – are made of 100 percent tempranillo grapes, some of which derive from vineyards that date to the 1930s. For decades, the grapes from the Figueros vineyards went into the wines of other producers in the Ribera del Duero region in north central Spain, part of the province of Castilla y Leon, until the family launched its own winery in 2001. Good thing, say I.
35. Vineyard Apartments Financed for $12M
- Monday, October 11, 2010
Vineyard Apartments Inc. has financed the 200-unit Vineyard Apartments in Germantown through PNC Multifamily Mortgage LLC. The property sits on 27.2 acres at the southwest corner of Wolf River Boulevard and Riverdale Road at 7109 Vineyard Way.
36. Down-Home Culture
- Friday, October 08, 2010
Back in 1995, Perry Welch had a wild idea.
His wife, Carrie, was in the shipping business and was about to take a business trip to San Francisco.
37. Fun on the Farm
- Thursday, October 07, 2010
With dry dirt dusting up around his feet, Henry Jones walks the family farm and talks about the weather.
Some rain would be nice, he says, as long as it’s not on a Friday or a Saturday. The pumpkins may be smaller this October and their vines a bit withered, but he’s more worried about the “Trail of Terror” getting rained out.
38. No Confusion About this ’07 Montepulciano
- Monday, October 04, 2010
Italy cultivates more types of grapes for winemaking than any other country – education alert! – and its vineyard and winemaking regions are dizzyingly diverse. No wonder that confusion arises.
39. Dolcetto d’Alba From Piedmont A ‘Sweet’ Choice With Light Fare
- Monday, September 27, 2010
Back in March, at the Barbera 2010 conference in Piedmont, I tried, among hundreds of other examples, two wines made from the barbera grape by Tenuta Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy, to spell out the producer’s full name. Several months later, in Memphis, I encountered other wines from this historic estate as well as having the opportunity to chat with Alberto Cisa Asinari di Gresy, as charming and unassuming a personage as one could wish to meet or desire to emulate. His is the kind of family that can say, “Oh yes, we’ve owned that vineyard since 1797.”
40. Obama: GOP Should Let Small Business Bill Through
- Tuesday, August 31, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama exhorted Congress on Monday to make passage of a long-languishing small business aid package its first order of business when it returns next month from its summer break.
41. Obama Says Recession Recovery to Take Few Years
- Thursday, August 19, 2010
SEATTLE (AP) – A campaigning President Barack Obama said Tuesday it will take a few years to dig the nation out of the recession, warning impatient voters that any candidate promising faster results "is just looking for your vote."
42. Obama Looks to Boost Gulf Tourism With Family Trip
- Monday, August 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is heeding his own advice to American vacationers, taking his family to the Gulf Coast this weekend to help the sagging tourism industry.
The president will arrive Saturday and spend just over 24 hours in the Panama City, Fla., area, a quick jaunt in contrast to the family's upcoming 10-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard, known as a destination for the wealthy and privileged.
43. Restaurants Should Follow ‘Rule of Wine Transparency’
- Monday, August 16, 2010
Back in the old days, when eating at a restaurant with interesting food and a commendable wine list, we would order glasses of white wine to go with appetizers and then a bottle of red wine for the main courses. Nowadays, we order two glasses of wine and maybe a third to share, and that’s it. Call it age, economics, whatever.
44. Some Independent Beverage Choices
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
So, tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and outdoor grills will be cranking up all over the township. Ribs, steaks, burgers, hot dogs. All good choices.
My recommendation, however, is to obtain some really excellent thick pork chops, sprinkle them with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper and minced garlic and let them sit for a few hours. When the fire is ready, squeeze some lime juice on the pork chops and then cook those darn things until they're crusty and juicy and flavorful. Before serving, flurry some chopped cilantro and grated lime peel on top. Now that's Independence Day eating with a Southwestern slant!
45. Sauvignon Blanc: Back To The Source
- Monday, June 28, 2010
Sometimes it seems as if the New Zealand style of sauvignon blanc is taking over the world. To what do I refer? To wit: a nose of such extravagantly explosive grapefruit, tarragon, lime peel, grass and gooseberry elements that it makes you want to sneeze and a texture so dry and crisp that it induces a gasp.
46. Saddle Vineyards Apts. Face Foreclosure
- Thursday, April 15, 2010
A first-run foreclosure notice appears on Page 34 for the Saddle Vineyards Apartments at 3752 Winchester Road.
47. Life or Death for The MED
- Monday, March 01, 2010
A hand as tiny as a budding leaf punched at the air inside a baby incubator.
Kelley Smith, the head nurse of the neonatal intensive care unit at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, checked on the little fighter.
48. Logan Chardonnay Stays Honest
- Monday, January 25, 2010
I know you’re out there, all you chardonnay lovers who dote on a bit of oak, adore the smack of spice and the languor of lushness and get titillated on the topic of tropical fruit.
Now this is not my favorite style of chardonnay; I prefer the purity and intensity of liquid limestone and crystalline acidity. I'm willing, however, to make a compromise that takes the form of the Talbott Logan Chardonnay 2007, from Monterey County. Yes, as you no doubt suspected, this is the Talbott family that started the luxury tie business in California in 1950. The winery is operated by Robb Talbott, and the Logan line of wines is named for his son.
49. Obama Breaks Vacation, Keeps Bernanke at Fed
- Wednesday, August 26, 2009
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he wants to keep Ben Bernanke on as Fed chairman, saying he shepherded America through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
50. Getwell Road Apartments Foreclosed, to Be Sold
- Monday, July 20, 2009
The Kensington Manor apartments at 2893 Getwell Road in Oakhaven/Parkway Village have been foreclosed and will be sold next month on the Shelby County Courthouse steps, according to a notice that appears on Page 36 of today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
51. MED Execs Mull Burn Unit Options
- Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The burn unit at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis should expand services to treat more people as a way to improve finances, not limit admissions to people with the worst injuries, said Dr. Bill Hickerson, the unit’s medical director.
52. Scalia Lives Up To Peppery Persona During Memphis Visit
- Wednesday, December 19, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a group of Memphis lawyers and judges Monday that he doubts he would be confirmed by the U.S. Senate if nominated for the high court today.
Scalia made the comments in an address to the Memphis Bar Foundation luncheon that was a defense of his philosophy as a Constitutional "originalist."
53. Will Vineyard VinesOpen Memphis Store?
- Thursday, July 26, 2007
Bill Levy, owner and president of Oak Hall, has filed an application for a $732,415 building permit at 6150 U.S. 72 (Poplar Avenue), according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com. Application for the permi
54. Former Getwell Gardens Gets Another Facelift
- Tuesday, October 03, 2006
3752 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Loan Amount: $2.4 million
Loan Date: Sept. 14, 2006
Maturity Date: n/a
- Monday, November 14, 2005
The Advanced Distributed Learning Workforce Co-Lab at the University of Memphis hosts the first eLearning Summit Tuesday through Saturday at the U of M FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. The event features a series of three workshops that focus on various aspects of e-learning. Visit www.elearningsummit.org.
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 15, 1999
FDX Logistics Selects Global Logistics Veteran to Head FDX Supply Chain Services Gary D. Gilbert has been appointed president & chief executive officer of FDX Logistics Inc.s Supply Chain Services unit. Gilbert joins the company from Sea Land Lo...
57. Archived Article: Telecorp Back
- Tuesday, July 13, 1999
TeleCorp opens call TeleCorp opens call center in Memphis In its latest move, TeleCorp PCS Inc., AT&T Wireless' largest affiliate, and the provider of SunCom, announced it has opened a state-of-the-art call center in its Memphis market to serve ...