A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. Ingredients in a stew can include any combination of vegetables (such as carrots, potatoes, beans, peppers and tomatoes, etc.), meat, especially tougher meats suitable for slow-cooking, such as beef. Poultry, sausages, and seafood are also used. While water can be used as the stew-cooking liquid, wine, stock, and beer are also common. Seasoning and flavourings may also be added. Stews are typically cooked at a relatively low temperature (simmered, not boiled), allowing flavors to mingle.
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    • “Extreme” Inniskillen or winter in Canada

      “Extreme” Inniskillen or winter in Canada Posted by winesleuth in All, Food and Wine | 0 comments Jan 21, 15 Earlier this month I jetted off to Ontario, Canada to check out their Icewine Festival and while I was there, we visited one of the legendary wineries of Canada, Inniskillen. The winery was founded in Niagara-on-theLake over 35 years ago by Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser.

      The Wine Sleuthin Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir Merlot Riesling Chardonnay- 3 readers -
    • 2007 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard – Bottle Notes

      The 2007 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard was the winning bottle in the December installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was opened thirty minutes prior to serving and paired with beef stew on a frigid night in Seattle. Williams Selyem Winery began when Ed Selyem and Burt Williams started making wine as a hobby in 1979 in Forestville, California.

      Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • Second Friday Tasting-Wine World-Jan. 9

    … chicken. Goes very well with Greek & Mexican dishes. Marries beautifully with garlic and with tomato sauces. Tangy cheeses. Website: Domaine de Gournier Rosé 2013 | Languedoc, France Vibrant cherry & berry flavors.A favorite southern French dry rosé Blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cab & Merlot. Roast chicken with Mediterranean herbs…

    Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.comin Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
  • Seasons Among the Vines

    … Head Wine Chix Linda Kissam Seasons Among the Vines Life Lesson from the California Wine Country & Paris A book review with wine tips There is a group of us – and you know who you are – that envision a life living among the grapes. Some of us think having a glass of wine every night might qualify. Others think about moving to one…

    Linda Kissam/ WineChixs.comin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • 2012 Juxtapoz

    Varietal: 55% Syrah; 23% Zinfandel; 9% Petite Sirah; 6% Malbec; 4% Cabernet Sauvignon; 3% Other Region: North Coast, California – USA Cost: $25 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Aromas of blueberry pie, caramel, and mocha, with flavors of ripe blueberry, juicy plum, and dark chocolate. Full bodied with mouth-filling tannins and good mid-palate weight. Soft, round, long, and full on the finish.

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru- 3 readers -
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  • Celebrating that Special Bottle

    … ago, on my husband’s birthday, we opened a special bottle we had been holding onto. The wine was a 1997 Kings Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Francis Winery. I don’t remember what we paid for the wine (I want to say somewhere around $75), but it was super expensive for us at the time on our grad school budget. Heck, I still consider that a ton…

    Vindulgein Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • 2007 Saxum Syrah Booker Vineyard – Bottle Notes

    …. Drink over the next 3-5 years. My rating: 96 points. Current wines from Saxum are available via the mailing list at $98 per bottle. There is a several year wait before you can expect to receive an offer. I’ve written about Saxum previously in Winery Mailing Lists: The Fab 5 and The Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings. If you enjoyed this post please consider subscribing to Zinfandel Chronicles updates by email. The post 2007 Saxum Syrah Booker Vineyard – Bottle Notes appeared first on Zinfandel Chronicles. …

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Syrah- 8 readers -
  • Six delicious wines with some matched to the Crumbs recipes

    … France and Australia lead the way this week with my recommendations for matching the Crumbs recipes in this week’s Weekend Magazine. 2013 La Vieille Ferme Blanc, Perrin, Rhône, France (£6.99, Co-op). This wine is a benchmark partner for the Fish stew with its white fish, prawns and coriander ingredients. The relaxed, stone-fruit-scented aroma…

    Matthew Jukesin Malbec Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Casual: Michel-Schlumberger Rouge

    … - - so to speak. Tasting notes, you ask? Heavy on the Merlot (California) with lots of spice, cherries and pepper. So over all, if you see it on the shelves somewhere at a discount, I think it is okay to put it in your cart. It's not a bad wine. Worth a couple of glasses keeping an open mind and using comparisons on Washington State Merlot - - and when you are done, I think it would be terrific used to cook with in a beef stew. Remember, once again - - keep an open mind because it is not yo' mama's Walla Walla Merlot. …

  • Top 20 Must Taste Foods in Portugal

    … you—even if only through smiles and gestures. I could tell you about the landscape and architecture. How much you can experience without having to travel terrible distances, enjoying extreme diversity from one place to the next in a country about the size of the state of Indiana. I could focus on the weather, mostly sunny throughout the year…

    Sonia Nolasco/ Catavino- 3 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … aspects, and you have a red wine whose chiseled, faceted (yet inherently sensual) character lends itself as accompaniment to braised short ribs or veal shanks, beef stew or medium-rare rib-eye steak, hot and crusty from the grill. The Poser may be a trickster, but there’s no chicanery here. 13.4 percent alcohol. Drink now through 2018 or ’20. Winemaker is, of course, Randall Grahm. Excellent. About $26. A sample for review, tasted with a variety of salamis and hard cheeses. …

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Seth Martin of Perissos Vineyard and Winery Winemaker Profile

    …? Hmm, having five young kids along with a vineyard and winery, we have exceedingly busy lifestyles. That translates to not having sophisticated wine and food dinners on a regular basis. We eat a lot of casual meals. That being said, I love Roussanne paired with fish tacos, Racker’s Blend paired with a tender steak, and a nice beef stew complemented…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Chianti Days are Upon Us

    … them inside for the winter. Last winter was so cold the rosemary didn’t survive. I’ve heard reports this winter will be colder. I may need an indoor greenhouse. Tonight I’m making homemade gnocchi with beef stew and fall squash. My first attempt at gnocchi last year turned out really well. I used a fork to roll them and that was a little difficult so I may break down and purchase a gnocchi board. Any suggestions on where to find one on the cheap? Like this: Like Loading... Related …

    Kellie Stargaard/ Wine Chicks Guidein Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • A Syrah A Day

    …) to chilly and the reds in the cellar started to call my name. The Cornerstone Syrah has a real cork closure and retails for $35. Four takeaways from this wine: 1.) The nose. Oh, my, the nose. This Syrah has that meaty note I love in Syrahs. 2.) We had this with beef stew. Perfect for a cold evening. 3.) I could also see this in the summer…

    Wannabe Wino Wine Blogin Syrah- 6 readers -
  • Flavors of Fall...Three Craft Brews You'll Love

    … for cold weather, sweaters, jeans, cozy Uggs, a big bowl of beef stew or chili, and a blazing fire in the fireplace. Ahhhh, I just love Fall & Winter! Sierra Nevada Flipside 6.2%; American Amber; Chico, CA This Amber has a great hop aroma with dark malt finish that make this beer so flavorful. I am a true Tumbler fan though and still keep…

    Kelly Fugina/ Sipped In California- 2 readers -
  • The Best Box Wines - Vinchio-Vaglio Serra Piemonte Barbera 2012

    …The first selection in our series on boxed wine! A True Bulk Buy! This post brought to you by: Get the Chateau Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2010 for just $18.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! 100% Barbera from Piedmont, Italy. Available for as low as $16 for a 3L bottle. From the importer: "This wine is an entry level Barbera from…

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 16 readers -
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