Gold rated wine paired with Grilled Filet Mignon

    GRILLED FILET MIGNON WITH GORGONZOLA BUTTER INGREDIENTS: • 4 filet mignons, each 1-1/2 inches thick • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper • Vegetable oil cooking spray • 1 to 2 teaspoons coarse salt • 4 tablespoons Gorgonzola butter GORGONZOLA BUTTER: • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened • 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled, at room temperature • 1/4 cup.

    5 readers - By WineStyles

    [Vidéo] Syrah + smoked meat

    Autre capsule conviviale mettant en vedette une syrah d’Australie à facture rhodanienne et Rémi, un professionnel des relations publiques qui se passionne pour le vin. Rencontré via les réseaux sociaux, je suis toujours heureuse de partager des coups de coeur vin avec lui. On est fait pour être ami Rémi et moi: il aime le football et […] The post [Vidéo] Syrah + smoked meat appe ...

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      Bilancia La Collina Syrah 2008

      Wino sapien - - 5 readers - A heavy bottle with a deep punt. 14.5%. Diam. Approx $A110. I remember the last bottle of la collina very clearly. Someone else was paying for the meal and I spent the night sniffing and luxuriating in the wine while my work companions talked shop. The talking came to nought, but the memory of the wine has remained. . . I remember the scent being impossibly beautiful. . . I ...

      Pasos de la Capula Syrah 2012

      the buddha in your glass - - 4 readers - A good value at only $9, easy drinking and a pleasant companion to hearty dishes. [Photobomb by Rocky] Winery: Bodegas Abanico is a project created by Rafael De Haan and Nuria Altes with the mission of searching out the best wines from all of the regions in Spain [and now also South America].

      Sam Plunkett The Butterfly Effect Shiraz 2012

      Golly's Wine Drops - - 4 readers - This wine looked at first to have a cheery butterfly covered label, then I got to thinking the butterflies all look pinned down, like those creepy butterfly collection boxes wit the dead butterflies in, then when you look closely, the butterfly bodies are photos of humans, with the butterfly wings drawn on. It’s super creepy, like a dark and distressing Doctor Who episode.

      A Peek into the Mark Anthony Wine Portfolio

      MyWinePal - - 3 readers - A Peek into the Mark Anthony Wine Portfolio A portfolio tasting is a great place for a restaurateur, liquor store staff, and wine media, like me, to find out about the latest vintages of wines, and brand new wines, for a wine agent’s portfolio. With a change in season, for example, restaurants may want to change their cooked dishes, and to these dishes they should match up / ...

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      Bilancia La Collina Syrah 2008

      … impossibly beautiful. . . I was not particularly keen to revisit the wine for fear of disappointment. Perfumed but not quite as haunting as my recollection. Spiced and meaty, rose petals, ? stems, maltose and molasses. Exaggerated. Seductive and full, it's disarming and convincing. Grainy, meaty, and spiced. It's still competent, but much less alluring on day two. Click here for the original context …

      5 readers - By Wino sapien

      New World vs. Old World

      … writer, explained, when we talk about old world, we mean Europe, while new world encompasses everywhere else. Old world wines are generally more earthy and savory, with marked acidity and minerality and less alcohol. New world wines are typically more fruit-forward, less acidic, and higher in alcohol. Did these generalizations hold up in this group…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      [Vidéo] Syrah + smoked meat

      …Autre capsule conviviale mettant en vedette une syrah d’Australie à facture rhodanienne et Rémi, un professionnel des relations publiques qui se passionne pour le vin. Rencontré via les réseaux sociaux, je suis toujours heureuse de partager des coups de coeur vin avec lui. On est fait pour être ami Rémi et moi: il aime le football et […] The post…

      5 readers - By L'Apprentie Sommelière

      Pasos de la Capula Syrah 2012

      … cherry and slightly tart blackberry flavours harmonise with silky tannins, dried black fruits and pink peppercorn on the plush finish. Syrah [I could not verify varietal percentage] Castilla la Mancha Spain Bottled for Bodegas Abanico, S.L. by R.E. No. CLM 386/CU 13% Alcohol $9 Enjoy now thru 2015 Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in spain, value and tagged shiraz, syrah. Bookmark the permalink. …

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      … as opposed to cachectic and alien. (Jardin des Tuileries) Tasting notes. CR Shiraz 2010. Chris Ringland. Barossa. Screw cap. 15%. Approx $A20. Sweet and deboned. Rum and raisin, stewed berries and confection. It's very full, simple, forward and smooth. Grant Burge Shadrach Cabernet sauvignon 1998. Barossa and Coonawarra. Cork. 13%. Cellar…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      A Peek into the Mark Anthony Wine Portfolio

      … balance between red fruit flavours, spice, and minerality on the palate. Rating: Antinori Estates Il Bruciato Bolgheri DOC, 2012, Italy (SPEC $32.50) – One of my favourite wines of this tasting. It has a beautiful aroma of roses. Full body, dry and soft in the mouth, with cassis, red cherries, plums, and a mineral undercurrent. A high quality wine…

      3 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

      Sam Plunkett The Butterfly Effect Shiraz 2012

      … in design is hardly a realistic option for the future. Suitably comforted I opened the Butterfly Effect Shiraz from Naked Wines and set it aside to relax a wine before pouring it through my wine aerating gizmo to give it the best chance of tasting nice. It looked attractive, a cheery cherry red colour, perhaps less purple than I might have…

      4 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

      Gold rated wine paired with Grilled Filet Mignon

      …. Brush a little more olive oil on the steaks after they are turned. Place a pat of the compound butter on top of each filet mignon as soon as it comes off the grill so that the butter begins to melt on top of the meat. Let the meat rest for a few minutes before serving. Mr.Riggs Three Corner Jack Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot McLaren Vale…

      5 readers - By WineStyles


      … I've sniffed and cooked with fresh and dried Bay leaves before, but never sequentially or with intent. The larger green leaves have a softness and roundness to the their scent, they seem more complete, though milder and warmer. More nutmeg and cinnamon and less point. The dried leaves are sharper and more focused - with menthol, eucalyptus, cloves…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

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      8 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Celebrating Canada Braai Day 2014

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      2 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      Cycle Buff Beauty Shiraz 2012 - Ripe, Juicy, Smooth and Silky

      …. doesn't seem to fit in. At the heart of this outfit are 3 unexpected wine souls, all about the produce, not about conforming to the current ideology of the 'wine selling set.' Chris Columbus wanna-be's are in business; Misfits is a part of a whole new winemaking culture ready to be discovered. Misfits Productions rejects convention, doing whatever…

      3 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Domaine Clape Cotes du Rhone 2007

      … Pretty - petal, violet, mulberry, it's verging on black currant; later smoky smouldering black cardamon. Again, like the 2005, I wonder about the purity, on the tongue, it seems slightly animal and aniseed to conclude - rasping and dry, it seems to resolve and not for the first time, I wonder if I'm jumping at shadows. It's certainly distinct…

      4 readers - By Wino sapien

      Oxford Landing Estates Shiraz South Australia 2012

      … The saga of Australian wine exports has yet to be definitively written. In the mid-2000’s Australian Shiraz was flying of the shelves in the U.S. and U.K and the word was that Australia would be the next powerhouse wine region. And then sales collapsed. Wine writers are still debating the cause of the collapse but there was probably several…

      8 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      Sensi Mantello 2009 Sangiovese- Shiraz, Tuscany

      … of the largest producers in the region and has had a rich, successful presence in the Tuscan Hills for 120 years. This Mantello Sangiovese-Shiraz is an IGT wine and the makers have the same freedom to break the rules as producers of Super Tuscan wines. IGT wines can mix traditional Italian grapes like Sangiovese and Nebiollo with Cabernet or Shiraz…

      6 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines