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I love meeting winemakers and learning their stories of how they got to where they are in the wine industry. Everyone has their own path with unique experiences along the...

Some of the greatest wines in the world are from Burgundy (Bourgogne) in France. It is wine region that produces some of the worlds most legendary wines, as well as some of the most expensive wines. But the world of wines from Bourgogne is far more vast than the sought-after top producers. There are beautiful and affordable expressions of white and red Bourgogne wines that can be enjoyed anytime, especially with Thanksgiving dinner, and that is why Bourgogne Wines are the Please The Palate pick of the week. Bourgogne (Burgundy) can seem intimidating. What is important to note is Bourgogne wine is influenced by its terroir and there is huge potential for exploration. Understanding just a few basics makes it that much easier to start picking out wines in a store or on a restaurant list and finding some great values!
Freshly shucked oysters, lobster rolls, clam chowder and a myriad of seafood options are not what one might think of when thinking of a food court in a shopping mall. Eating in the food court at a shopping mall usually conjures up images of fast food chains offering Chinese food, Mexican food and pizza. But, at the glitzy renovated Westfield Century City Shopping Center, the food court is anything but average and that is where Shuck House is shucking fresh oysters and serving other seafood delights. Shuck House is one of the food options inside the food court. It is not a stand alone restaurant. It is a space where you order at the counter and then can find a seat anywhere in the food court, both inside or outside.