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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      The list of reasons why I love Portugal is long … I could tell you about the goodwill of the people—definitely towards the top of my list. How excited they get when they recognize a genuine interest from a visitor about their country. How they’re always ready to set the table with the best they have to offer and try really hard to understand you—even if only through smiles and gestures.

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    • 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.

      Matthew Jukesin Malbec Chardonnay- 2 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

    … Seth Martin is the co-owner, winemaker, and viticulturist at Perissos Vineyard and Winery in Burnet, Texas. With the large estate vineyard, the wines produced at Perissos are mostly Estate wines. We had the chance to ask Seth Martin questions about this background and philosophy of winemaking. What did you do before becoming a winemaker…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 4 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 …

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  • A Syrah A Day

    … Posted on October 17, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery. Keeps the doctor away. That’s how that expression goes, right? Well, that’s how it should read, particularly if the Syrah in question is the 2012 Cornerstone Cellars Stepping Stone Syrah. The weather here in DC turned (for a moment anyway…

    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 whole thing is wrapped up in a smooth and silky texture. Truth be told, it comes off as a bit one dimensional at first sip but magic happens when you pair it with food. Pasta in red sauce, pizza, beef stew -- it's fantastic with them all. The best part is that we purchased it for just $16, which is the equivalent of a $4 bottle. A Bulk Buy…

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 11 readers -
  • Melting Pot Cooking: Joyce Goldstein and Petite Sirah

    … alternative, ethnic twists. “Korean tacos are a great example,” stated Goldstein, at the symposium. Another example of melting pot cooking is Concannon Vineyard’s Petite Sirah paired with a Cuban beef stew – Ropa Vieja – with California fusion. Petite Sirah braised flank steak with ground cumin and peppercorns among other spices and tasty…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blogin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing Recipe

    … and simmer, uncovered, until beef and vegetables are tender and sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Recipe courtesy of Cambridge Cellars. Limited Cambridge Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast, California Cambridge California Cellars was founded by Kim and Bruce Cunningham – two Aussies who were drawn to northern California people and place. They have…

    WineStylesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 7 readers -
  • ¡Mucho Gusto! Get to know Lagrein

    … “dark Lagrein,” are the terms used to distinguish red Lagrein from the rosé version, which is called “Lagrein Rosato” or “Lagrein Kretzer.” FOODS I LOVE: The firm tannins in Lagrein make this a great match for meaty dishes. Think New York steak, carnitas, beef stew, prosciutto, wild boar. It’s nice with aged cheeses, too. DO TRY THIS AT HOME: You can…

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  • 2012 Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

    … appreciated the Cabernet, which I would say falls into the budget sub-$20 range, not being a fruit-bomb and showing enough complexity to match up to a stew that featured beef, carrots, potato, onion, green beans, and tomato. That’s a lot to match. For the price point it’s definitely a good value, as I’d easily price this wine closer to $20-$25…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • 30 Second Wine Advisor: Eyeballing wine

    Eyeballing wine Back in the old days, savvy horse traders supposedly could gauge an animal's true age by looking at its teeth. Did you know that we can do something like that with wine, too? Well, sometimes we can, anyway. Let's be frank: This is mostly a wine-geek trick. But for those of us who love wine and understand that there's enjoyment in the details that goes beyond ... 4 readers -