Goats and Volcanoes are an Earthly Match #WinePW

Volcanic Wines for October Wine Pairing Weekend The theme for our October Wine Pairing Weekend group is: Volcanic Wines. When I think of volcanoes and wine, I can only think of Sicily and Mount Etna.  There are lots of places in the world where grapevines grow in volcanic soil, but I can only think of … Continue reading

Goat Daube and Lioco Pinot Noir

The Tail End of Braising Season We’re well into spring in Minnesota, so I’m racing to use up the last of the braising meats I picked up at our winter farmers markets (held indoors).  That said, we still have plenty of cool days where a nice warm stew or braise is perfect.  Today we have … Continue reading

#NWTW: Touriga Nacional

New Wine This Week: Touriga Nacional This is week 6 in #NewWineThisWeek, a fun ongoing social media event open to all.  All you need to do is find out what the wine of the week is, try it, and tweet or vote.  Join up! The new wine this week is Touriga Nacional, a major grape … Continue reading

What Goes with Goat? Barbaresco!

Goat Chops, Pasta with Vegetable Medley & Barbaresco You might be surprised that goat is the #1 meat consumed worldwide.  Julie and I had our first opportunities to taste goat on a trip to Ethiopia two years ago.  I liked it but Julie hasn’t been in a big hurry to have it again as goats … Continue reading

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