#NWTW: Torrontes

New Wine This Week Are you interested in expanding your wine choices this year?  Join in with a group of wine lovers around the world (OK, it’s currently a small group) and participate in New Wine This Week (#NWTW on twitter).  A blogger in England, Please Bring Me My Wine, started 2014 with a pledge … Continue reading

Which Wine with Roast Chicken?

With a houseful of guests over the holidays, I thought a nice roast chicken dinner would be easy, pretty, and a healthy choice in advance of all the rich foods ahead.  I picked out two very nice wines to serve with the chicken, I was curious to see if one would prove to be a … Continue reading

Stuffed Squash & Rulo Wines

A confirmed meat and potatoes guy, I have been working to deepen my appreciation for vegetables in general and vegetarian meals in particular.  Meatless Monday is an opportunity to give a new vegetarian meal a try, always with an eye to what wine will match the meal.  As a member of “Fortify!” a group of Minnesota … Continue reading

Cherry Chutney Chicken & Haden Fig Cancilla Vineyard Pinot Noir

This recipe is from a dinner we made earlier this summer.  The chutney is so good, you should give it a try. It should work in almost any season.  I know I’ll use it again!  The chutney would work well on chicken or pork; you might even try it with salmon.  The main flavor is … Continue reading

Tomato/Dill Salmon & Evesham Wood Pinot Noir – Illahe

Here’s the drill:  ride the bicycle to Kingfield Farmer’s Market after church, try to get everything for dinner, augmented only by the herb/tomato garden, and the simplest of spices.  This time, I am using local sunflower oil, after a suggestion from the MN Locavore – thanks Amy!  One thing I learned: I either need to … Continue reading

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