Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category
Kati, Mary and I tasted both of these and here are the results. Blended sometimes wins out!
Wine Education seems to be an interest of many people. There are a zillion ways to go about it but one thing is essential…you have to do some drinking! Here are some of our thoughts on the matter.
This week Kati Harrison joins Mary and me to talk about some late Summer Whites. It’s not too late! Besides it’s going to be hot soon anyway.
Why do some wines cost a lot and others not so much! Can you tell the difference and is it important? Mary and I talk about an issue which always fascinates people.
So the question with Whiskey Sours is…With or without egg white. It works well either way we used… Just Lemon…about half of one squeezed! Simple Syrup and a bit or bourbon! We did two shows. Mary has a wonderful colleague who gave us a dozen of his own personal duck eggs! We used […]
A quick glance at the Michelada and it looks fabulous. Well it is! A great Summer beer cocktail that can have just about anything in it. Do a google search and you will find it so! Check out Jamie Oliver’s Michelada video on youtube! Don’t be afraid and be creative. I had the Pimm’s cup […]
I am finally posting the long awaited series of four shows where Mary, Kati and I talk about the cocktails 101 article that Lisa Futterman wrote for the Chicago Tribune which was re-printed in the Sun. We had a blast recreating the drinks. Episode 1)Three Partners catagory…eg. Martinis, Manhattans or Negronis. We made […]
This week we were inspired by Michael Austin (The Pour Man) and his column about wine terms. Mary has a go at the first few! Next week we look at some more. It’s loads of fun! After all what the hell is the difference between viognier and vouvre!
This gentleman above is Klaus Wittauer. Klaus is a passionate advocate for Austrian wines and Mary and I are right there with him! We tasted some wines together and then asked Klaus if he would navigate the Thanksgiving table wine challenge! So many different types of food requires versatile and interesting wines. His first recommendation […]
What does cocktail Monday have to do with Cafe Pasqual’s shrimp cocktail. Well in my mind, everything. I have made this recipe twice and frankly it’s fabulous. How kind was Le Bon Dieu to first bless me the most fabulous wife and second have her mother live in Santa Fe. I have been to Cafe […]