Nebbiolo Finale: Pio Cesare Barbaresco & Lasagna

The Christmas gift that keeps on giving…. A pasta making class For Christmas, our son Peter gave Julie a “Mom & Son” pasta making class at Kitchen Window.  They came home raving about the lasagna and we have quickly incorporated homemade pasta into our regular mealmaking.   Actually,  Peter didn’t know it but he gave both … 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

Who Would Pick Nebbiolo for a Chicken Dinner?

I never really understood the whole “chicken is a blank canvas” thing until today.  Sure, chicken pairs with different wines depending on whether it’s been baked vs. grilled.  I have made a variety of sauces to serve over chicken and they make the bridge to a lighter red like a Pinot Noir.  But Nebbiolo?  Powerful, … Continue reading

Nebbiolo Discovery with Short Ribs & Pasta

We’re trying so many new things today: Nebbiolo, Short Ribs, Homemade Pasta.  Let’s get right to it! This winter we’re spending time getting to know wines based on the Nebbiolo grape.  With rare exceptions, Nebbiolo thrives in the Piemonte region of Italy.  There are a few vineyards near Paso Robles in California that possess what … Continue reading

Wines for Spicy Fish Tacos

Spicy Goes with Sweet I had a recent experience with Moscato d’Asti and raw jalapeno slices – it was such a taste surprise!  I wanted to explore a little further, so I decided to try it with some spicy fish tacos.  I stopped at our corner wine shop on the way home and there was … Continue reading

Surprising Pairings with Bill Summerville

Bill Summerville + Kitchen in the Market = whirlwind evening full of food & wine pairings, laughter and learning.  Bill will be back for another twist on wine & food pairing in January, hopefully I’ll see you there! Bill is a managing partner and the sommelier at La Belle Vie, generally considered the finest dining … Continue reading

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