Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Shanghai chefs study American cuisine at Nicholls with SUSTA

The Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture sponsored the John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University chef's training program. This year 12 visiting chefs from Shanghai, China attended.

The training featured culinary demonstrations, lectures and field trips designed to expose the visiting chefs to the rich traditions of Louisianan, Southern Soul, Cajun culture, Latin American, Native American and Appalachian cuisines.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Williamsburg Winery Using SUSTA and Winning

Williamsburg Winery in Virginia received three medals this week at the 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards held in London.

The London International Wine Fair is the largest wine show in the world. SUSTA assisted seven Virginia companies to exhibit in front of an audience of more than 25,000 international wine buyers, and winery representatives. There were over 12 thousand wines from 44 countries to judge. Williamsburg Winery was awarded a Silver medal for their 2008 Adagio, a Bronze medal to the 2009 Late Harvest Vidal, and a Commended Award to the 2006 Gabriel Archer Reserve.

Master Winemaker, Matthew Meyer, represented the Williamsburg Winery and thanked SUSTA and the Virginia Wine Marketing office for helping make the experience happen.

Congratulations from the entire staff at SUSTA!