I am honored to be this week’s Featured Foodie on Key Ingredient. Find out what I was doing in 2004 (hint: a cubical was involved) when I started blogging and whether or not Thunderbird was part of my wine repertoire. (I know you wouldn’t judge, regardless. Right?)
Drinking the 2006 Robert Skalli Reserve Cabernet from the Sud de France reminded me how much decanting can benefit a wine. At first, the Skalli was smooth but a little too dominated by oak. After an hour in the decanter, the oak had subsided and I was left with a rich cab with mellow tannins. [More]
So I’m going to a potluck later today and have this working in the crockpot: Pumpkin Chicken thighs rubbed with smoked, dried chile powder and cumin Onion Garlic A bit of red curry sauce So what wine with this dish? At first I was contemplating a richer-style white, but with that bit of powerful tomato-based [More]
It was great to acknowledge, celebrate, and toast the rescued Chilean miners. It was serendipitous that our tasting of Chilean wines took place as the last miners were safely above ground. Our Master of Ceremonies, Sommelier Fred Dexheimer, rightly pointed out the diversity and uniqueness of all the red blends we tried. Chile not only [More]
Jump to the Foodista blog, where I take a stroll down memory lane. A tale of Chicago and Vouvray!
Here are the wines for the October 13th event. I’ll be one of dozens of wine bloggers focusing on this great lineup of Chilean Red Blends. The last one, which was all Chilean Sauv Blancs, was a blast; I think everyone participating turned it into a party with food and friends present. I’m working on [More]
Went to lunch with my rep from TGIC at an Indian restaurant with a bevy of Argentine and Chilean wines (and one Spanish Garnacha thrown in for the hell of it). Really enjoyed the Montes Alpha Pinot and it was good with the mildly spicy cuisine. For about twenty bucks this is a pretty impressive [More]
I expand on my excitement regarding Tasmanian bubbles on Foodista.