Food And Wine Pairings

  • We Have Our Own Kind of Scrum…

    … slow boil). Cook for one hour, adding water if needed. Once the meat is tender, it is ready to serve. Hello dark, peppery fruit bombs –2010 Graffigna Centenario Malbec (Sample, MSRP: $13 US) Hello, you lovely vision in green –I’m starting to tear up… Welcome back NFL…welcome back I missed you… and all of the great food and wine that goes best with this time of year! …

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  • The Kids Are Alright…Are We?

    … (Sample, MSRP: $12 US) from Domaine Houchart which is owned by the Quiot family from France’s famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The thing that drew me to this wine was its interesting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. This summer sipper possesses a lot of nice acidity that makes it a pair well with many different food combinations. I…

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  • Poor Man’s Chef: The Machinist

    … Salad. My die to put the stamp on this creation? The 2008 Anka (Sample, MSRP: $20 US) from Chile! Made from organically grown grapes, it’s a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 7% Carmenere, 4% Syrah and 1% Petit Verdot. Whoa…that’s quite a list, but it added up to 100% delicious! 3 Stars out of 4 for the 2008 Anka. With its humongous smoky black cherry, green bell pepper, black currant, black pepper and roasted almond flavor, it was the perfect choice to complete this meal. …

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