Terroir 101 – Ladera Vineyards Tasting at Sunfish Cellars

Terroir is a frequent topic of conversations with wine drinkers and wine marketers, but what is it really about? In it’s simplest form, terroir is described as a wine tasting uniquely like the place it was grown, including a reflection of the particular soil and growing conditions that particular season.  Terroir can be obscured by … Continue reading

Two Aglianico’s & Lamb Chops

Do you have any experience with Aglianico?  Neither do I.  I purchased one from Giornata this spring because it sounded interesting.  In the interim, I also picked up an Italian one from Surdyk’s, one of our local wine shops.  It’s been a hot summer, so my interest in really big, brawny wines has been limited. … Continue reading

Chole Masala & Breggo Riesling

After a lifetime of meat at every dinner, I have recently wanted to explore a meatless meal on a regular basis.  Meatless Monday, or Wednesday or whatever.  Thanks to a fellow Minnesota Fortify! member, I have a ready source of recipes. Shari, over at My Fancy Pantry, offers a variety of Indian oriented dishes and … Continue reading

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