Italian Wines & Non-Italian Foods: Demarie Barbaresco w/ Lamb Chops & Salad from the Grill

Italian Wines are Great with Spaghetti… Of course Italian wines are great with Italian foods, “what grows together, goes together”. Do you fall into the rut of only serving Italian wines with classic Italian dishes?  I know I’m guilty of this, in part because I love Italian cuisine whether it comes from the North, Central, … Continue reading

Take a Look at Chilean Pinot Noir

Should You Give Chilean Pinot Noir a Try? I was approached recently by the Wines of Chile marketing agency with an offer to sample a couple of Chilean Pinot Noirs.  I have limited experience with Chilean wines and have had mixed results with the wines I have previously purchased.  I was intrigued to give the … Continue reading

Is Taurasi the Barolo of the South?

Taurasi Who? Have you ever heard of Taurasi?  How about Aglianico? I thought so. When you’re trying to get some recognition for a little known wine, it’s helpful to compare it to a known reference. Anyone who drinks Italian wine has at least heard of Barolo, so why not? Taurasi Like many Italian wines, Taurasi … Continue reading

#NWTW: Argentine Malbec

New Wine This Week My buddies over at Please Bring Me My Wine and Confessions of a Wine Geek are running a year long project of a New Wine This Week.  Over on Twitter, you can  search on #NWTW and see what’s up. #NWTW Week 37: Argentine Malbec I like Argentine Malbec as a “fireplace … Continue reading

Eat Local – CSA Veggies, Lamb & a Summer Syrah

Bossy Acres CSAWe received our first Bossy Acres CSA box this week!  It’s a little like opening the mystery box in those cooking shows on TV, but that’s part of the fun. Radishes – Summer Salad Stars 1st challenge: We would be getting radishes in this delivery.  Radishes aren’t one of our everyday vegetable choices, … Continue reading

Mourvèdre: Unpronounceable

So you want to buy some Mourvèdre, but how in the world do you pronounce it? “Move Over Dear?”  You’re in luck, just click here.  It’s kind of fun!  Of course, the French ones will be Bandol, which is easier but less fun to pronounce. Today we’re trying another Bandol classic with an American Mourvèdre … Continue reading

Tweet Your Recipe

Tweet Your Recipe Imagine squeezing a recipe with local ingredients into a single 140 character tweet.  Recently, Rick Bakas challenged his readers to tweet food pairing submissions in a competition featuring a different Washington State wine every day.  Sponsored by @2DaysinSeattle, the wine assignment for Wednesday was Andrew Will Sorella 2004, a bordeaux style blend … Continue reading

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