When you think that you must have taken a wrong turn, you are almost there. The Mighty Oak Barrel sits at the end of a little twig of a road that is also the last chance for anyone who panics at the approaching Hulton Bridge and swerves to the right.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Oakmont’s welcoming and delicious respite
It’s always been a nice break for me to get out of the hot kitchen and spend some time tending bar. And 40 years ago when I started in the restaurant business, making drinks before dinner was easy. A martini, a glass of sherry or an imported aperitif — that was all a sophisticated diner…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Nearly forgotten cocktails to whet your appetite
We ran a fun little wine-​tasting experiment at the restaurant the other day, one you should try at home. It will be educational and thought-​provoking. And if it goes as ours went, you may be a bit miffed by the results.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Reviewing wines based soley on taste may surprise you
There are some 400 wines on my restaurant’s wine list, and I can vouch for the deliciousness of every one. Imagine my chagrin when clients come in and order either a pinot noir or a chardonnay. Pinot noir or chardonnay. Pinot noir—

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Unique wine varieties
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