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    Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing Recipe

    BEEF STEW with MUSHROOMS and RED POTATOES INGREDIENTS: • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1 pound medium-size mushrooms • 1 pound small (1 to 1 1/2-inch) red potatoes, scrubbed • 2 1/2 cups canned beef broth • 18 shallots DIRECTIONS: Place beef in large bo.

    7 readers - By WineStyles

    Daily Wine News: Since 1300

    The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “The debate over what kind of vineyards are most compatible with the environment has been taking place here since 1300.” In Tuscany, a new rural preservation plan has ignited a war with grape growers. “In northern Oregon, delicious, highly coveted wines are being made with grapes that literally sprou ...

    6 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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      Best LCBO Wine Reviews and Ratings: Vintages Release October 11

      Natalie MacLean - - 5 readers - You can access the 59 wines that I reviewed for October 11 as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for September 27. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smar ...

      Wine Tourism: Lula Cellars in Mendocino

      Wine Diva Lifestyle - - 4 readers - Wine Tourism: Lula Cellars in Mendocino October 16, 2014 by admin LULA CELLARS OF MENDOCINO, NORTHERN CA DEBUTS NEW 22-ACRE HOME Beautiful New Tasting Room in Anderson Valley Showcases Award-winning Wines On October 1, 2014, Lula Cellars (www.lulacellars.com) debuted a unique experience in wine tasting, with the opening to the public of its new 22-acre property, nestled amongst ...

      Fifty Years of American Winemaking, All in One Hour on October 29

      Dave McIntyre's WineLine - - 3 readers - The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History is 50 years old this year. As part of the birthday celebrations, the museum’s food and wine history project will host a discussion of “Fifty Years of American Winemaking” on Wednesday, October 29, from 2-3 p.m. I will moderate the discussion along with Paula Johnson, who heads the team that brought us the mar ...

      Pairing Wine with Weird Holiday Turkey Recipes

      Natalie MacLean - - 3 readers - Maple-Brined, Wood-Smoked Grilled Turkey To stuff some life into this year’s obligatory wine and turkey pairing column for Thanksgiving (or Christmas), I asked the creators of some strangely wonderful turkey recipes for their permission to post them here and pair them with wine. I’m still on the hunt for beer can turkey, turducken, tofurkey (tofu-shaped turkey), and believe ...

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      … it’s completely unnecessary to read. She launched the online magazine PUNCH, which is completely worthy of everyone’s inattention. And she briefly wrote a column for Wine Spectator online, which lasted only a few months but, to her credit, no one noticed. It’s the rare young wine writer who commands this much ennui. Sherry is unique in the wine…

      3 readers - By Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™

      Wine Tourism: Lula Cellars in Mendocino

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      4 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      2013 Handcraft Chardonnay

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      2 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      Silver Oak Winery: Women In Wine Sense

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      1 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      Best LCBO Wine Reviews and Ratings: Vintages Release October 11

      …You can access the 59 wines that I reviewed for October 11 as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for September 27. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each…

      5 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Pairing Wine with Weird Holiday Turkey Recipes

      … and continue cooking without smoke until the bird is done. The total cooking time for a 12- to 14-lb. bird is about 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Test the turkey with an instant-read thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh or breast. You can also cut a small incision at the leg-thigh joint to see that the juices run clear. When the internal…

      3 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Wine of the week: Pennywise Petite Sirah 2012

      … of us reach for a beer. This is a burger and weeknight pizza wine, in which the wine will do its job and make the food taste better. That’s a fine accomplishment for a $10 red wine. That it’s petite sirah is even better. The post Wine of the week: Pennywise Petite Sirah 2012 appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon.…

      3 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      What’s this? Frank Mangio in a Ferrari?

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      2 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update

      Costero Bay Chardonnay

      … Danielak Appellation: Monterey, California Varietal Blend: 100% Chardonnay Analysis: 13.5% alc/vol Aging: 35% French Oak, 65% temperature controlled, insulated stainless steel tanks Filed under: Recipes Tagged: california wine, central coast california wine, chardonnay, cooking with wine, food pairing, monterey wine, recipe, sole recipe, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine recipe, wine tasting, winestyles…

      1 readers - By WineStyles

      Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing Recipe

      …: Douglas Danielak Appellation: Contra Coast County, California Varietal Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Analysis: 13.6% alc/vol Aging: 75% American Oak, 25% French Oak, aged 14 month Filed under: Recipes Tagged: Beef stew, Cabernet, california wine, central coast california wine, Contra Coast wine, cooking with wine, food pairing, recipe, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine recipe, wine tasting, winestyles…

      7 readers - By WineStyles

      Daily Wine News: Since 1300

      … The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “The debate over what kind of vineyards are most compatible with the environment has been taking place here since 1300.” In Tuscany, a new rural preservation plan has ignited a war with grape growers. “In northern Oregon, delicious, highly coveted wines are being made…

      6 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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      Second annual five-day, $3 wine challenge

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      4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon