Monthly Archives: January 2012

Wow, what a grand idea, with or without the popsickle stick. Enjoy!

This recipe, by Joy the Baker (Joy Wilson), looks like one of the most delicious to come down the pike in a long time: Bite-sized Baked Brie. This link came to my attention from Ben Carter, friend and blogger extraordinaire … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED: Crasto, 2009 Red Blend (35% Tinta Roriz [a.k.a. Tempranillo], 25% Tinta Barroca, 25% Touriga Franca, 15% Touriga Nacional), Duoro, Portugal. 14.5% ABV. Around $13.

Made from Port grapes (yes, Tempranillo is a Port grape), this is a very interesting red wine. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, this is a good choice. COLOR: Dark magenta-violet, with pink edges and clarity. NOSE: … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Rieslings. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: BEX 2010 Riesling, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany. Less than $10, 11% ABV. RECOMMENDED: Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Riesling, Columbia Valley, WA. 11% ABV.

When dining out, instead of ordering a bottle of wine, or two glasses of the same wine, I like to create my own flight by ordering glasses of different wines to compare and contrast. This is especially fun when dining … Continue reading

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