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    Forty-Fourth Induction

    November 20, 2022, Garden State – On Sunday, November 20, the Garden State Bailliage celebrated its 44th Induction Dinner at The Ryland Inn. About 220 years old, the restaurant was […]

    Summer Dine Around at Mare Terra

    August 9, 2022, Bonita Springs – The Bonita Bailliage welcomed its members and guests to a newly opened restaurant in Bonita Springs on August 9 – Mare Terra, sea and […]

    Trick or Treat at the Terminal

    October 21, 2022, New Orleans – On October 21 as the sun set over the Crescent City, the moon rose into the night sky and eerie fog began to settle […]
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    Peggy Furth, Vintner and Chocolatier

    After pressing grapes, about 20 percent is not used in the fermentation process. That byproduct is called grape marc, also known as pomace, which includes stems, seeds and skins. In 2009, Peggy Furth and Barbara Banke, co-founders of WindRacer Wines, a Sonoma County, California company specializing in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, had the idea to use Chardonnay marc as an ingredient in food. Collaborating with research scientists for many years, in 2021 they introduced Vine to Bar dark chocolate, the first vintner to upcycle grape marc into a consumer product.

    Peggy Furth


    Chaîne Professional Spotlight

    The Cuvée Spotlight features our Professional Members who make a difference in the culinary and hospitality industry including chefs, vintners, penologists, culinary instructors and other professionals. The stories highlight our members professional journeys and establishments.

    National Event Highlights

    2022 Grand Chapitre des Etats-Unis

    Grand Chapitre des Etats-Unis, San Antonio, (Texas) October 12-15, 2022 The mystique of San Antonio includes Missions, Mariachis and Margaritas! These were just a few of the treats awaiting Chaîne members when they arrived in San Antonio starting on October 12 to celebrate the 2022 Grand Chapitre. This center of Mexican culture in the United States offered something for everyone - from history and charm to fine food and wine. A letter from the Chargée de Presse des Etats-Unis A successful, amazing and over-the-top...

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    Food, Fun & Features

    Chaîne events, food, wine & cuisine across the nation.

    Chaîne Sponsors and Member Benefits

    Windsor Jewelers – Chaîne Benefit

    Prestigious Estate Jewelry Company, with Worldwide Reputation of Excellence 10% Discount exclusive to Chaîne members Sells Wholesale to Retail Jewelers Chaîne members will...