#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

#WinePW 3: Summers’ Bounty or Attack of the Killer Turnips?

Wine Pairing Weekend #3: Summers’ Bounty Wine Pairing weekend is a monthly collaborative event for wine/food bloggers. This month’s theme is “Summers’ Bounty”.  If you’d like to see what others in our group are doing, scroll to the bottom of the post for links. Summers’ Bounty or Attack of the Killer Turnips? Is your garden … 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

An Exceptional Pairing: Cool Climate Syrah & Lamb Chops

One of my favorite pairings is a cool climate Syrah with grilled lamb chops, and this one was exceptional: Anthill Farms Sonoma Coast Syrah and Star Thrower Farm lamb chops.  Wow! I had planned a vegetarian dinner for Meatless Monday, but I realized Julie had an evening commitment.  It was my chance for lamb chops … Continue reading

Domaine Rouge-Bleu CdR & Lamb Chops

After discovering Sunshine Harvest Farms at the farmers markets this year, I now keep locally raised lamb chops in the freezer, ready at any time!  I really wanted to make some lamb chops this week, so I was looking forward to trying this wine with lamb. Cotes du Rhone wines are some of the most … 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

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