Steak & Vosne-Romanée

Working our way north, we have exited the Côte de Beaune and have entered the Côte de Nuits.  While the  Côte de Beaune produces both white (Chardonnay) and red (Pinot Noir) wines, the Côte de Nuits produces almost exclusively red wines. The top Grand Cru wines can cost >$500 per bottle, a little out of our price range!  … Continue reading

Pork Chops, Pommard and a Surprise

Our third stop on our virtual tour of Burgundy is Pommard (confession: can’t seem to find the photos for the Santenay or the Monthelie, oops!).   Menu:  Pork chops, mushrooms, mashed potatoes and carrots for color.  We’ll pair the meal with the Pommard, but there is a surprise!  We pulled out a white wine we had … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Malbecs

Meatloaf & Malbec Julie’s folks are visiting for the holidays, and her mom made meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner; comfort food at its best.  I don’t have a lot of experience with Malbec, but I had a couple of bottles on hand to begin exploring, just waiting for the right time.  We tried an … Continue reading

A Summer Cheese Plate with Rosé

Confession: we spend a surprising percentage of our grocery budget at the cheese shop!  Once our interest in wine at the dinner table started to grow, we found that artisan cheeses were a natural partner before or after the meal. A proper cheese plate features a variety of textures and flavors.  You usually try to … Continue reading

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