Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category
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 […]
This week I made two cocktails for Mary both of which need work! The first was an apple cider ginger beer mix with some Williams Pear spirit and some apple thrown served in a Moscow Mule Mug. I think a less sweet apple cider would have helped and also some lime would have balanced things […]
Mary remembered this wine as being much bigger than it was. Actually it turned out to be light and rather delightful…for about $12, buy with your eyes closed! This was our second wine and for $11…it was which was fine but not special! If you have to drink Malbec for $11…go for it. Here’s […]
We have benefited a lot from Mary’s Food and Wine subscription. In the Fall Bucket List Food and Wine had a really nice article on how to start your wine collection! We had fun riffing on the concept. Here’s the show…enjoy!
They are lovely! Recently the Baltimore Sun ran a nice article by Lisa Futtenman from the Chicago Tribune called Cocktails 101. Lots of great advice…Thanks Lisa! We will make these in the coming weeks…Should be fun. Here’s the show!
I’ve never met Hugh Johnson but based on this years Pocket Wine book I’d like to. He seems like an affable super smart fellow who still finds interesting things to say about wine and food after many years of saying interesting things about wine and food. Here’s our all too brief chat.
A while ago I received a very nice e mail from the folks at Montes Alpha in Chile…they asked if we would review their wine…I said heck yes! The good news is these are lovely…both around $16…Both are nicely made. The Chardonnay is oakey but well balanced and the Sauvignon Blanc is just on […]
I bought the Rosé and Mary bought the Castle Rock. The rosé did a bit better but both were fine! Neither were expensive…The Domaine Loubejac at $15 was super nice. The $12 Castle Rock lacked identity but was a perfectly nice vin de table. (hard to find Pinot Noire identity for $12!) I definitely […]