Salads with wine pairings? Seriously?

    You might ask, salads with wine pairings? Seriously? Yes, I’m here to tell you that it not only works, but it works really well. When I was working at a winery in the Sierras, we had a chef that worked there every day. It was he who turned me on to the fact that we can enjoy a wine with a leafy salad. I have to admit that I wouldn’t have believed it, if I hadn’t tried it. It works.

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    Best Italian Wine Awards 2014

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      Imagine Moore....Great Wine!

      East Coast Wineries - - 6 readers - There are plenty of cool dudes in the wine business...and even more who think they are cool but are not. Count Tim Moore in the first category. Handsome, well connected, and well liked, Moore walks through a room like he already owns it. There's not a lot of braggadocio. There's a little bit of cockiness...but that's just the attitude of someone who knows what he's doing.

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      Best Italian Wine Awards 2014

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      Salads with wine pairings? Seriously?

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