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.
Posts about Stew
    • Celebrating that Special Bottle

      There are times in your life when you splurge on a special bottle, and wait for that right moment to finally open it. Sometimes you wait for the annual “Open That Bottle Night.” Sometimes you wait for the right company. Sometimes you wait too late and the bottle has gone bad. And sometimes it’s just a simple birthday… or so you think.

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    • 2007 Saxum Syrah Booker Vineyard – Bottle Notes

      The 2007 Saxum Syrah Booker Vineyard was the winning bottle in the November installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for an hour and served with beef stew on a frigid night in Seattle. Saxum Vineyards is located in the Paso Robles AVA of Central California. Founded in the early 2000’s by Justin Smith, a young winemaker who had previously been part-owner of Lin ...

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    • 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.

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

    …. Soft, round, long, and full on the finish. My Review: I was impressed when this wine showed up – it was housed in an impressive package that included tasting notes, a kaleidascope, and, of course, the wine. But that’s not what you’re really here for – you’re want to know what I think of the wine. Juxtapoz Packaging First off, in the glass…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Malbec- 3 readers -
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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. The relaxed, stone-fruit-scented aroma…

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  • Casual: Michel-Schlumberger Rouge

    When I chose to return to blogging about wine, one of the plans was to mix it up a bit. While I will continue to write as much as possible about Walla Walla and her wines, I want to shake things up a bit by writing about wines that are not from Walla Walla ... So let's start with a California wine, shall we? An affordable little wine, but from a winery with a long history and E ...

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  • Top 20 Must Taste Foods in Portugal

    … with nearly 300 days of sun in most places. All of these reasons, and more, add up to why I love Portugal. But I’ll fess up to my unrelenting gluttony, and tell you that what’s at the VERY TOP of my list is the food! Not only because of the fusion of flavors you can enjoy due to the influence of Portuguese maritime discoveries and colonial-era ties on its…

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  • Wine of the Week

    … Here’s a syrah wine that gets to the nitty-gritty of the grape. The Bonny Doon Le Pousseur Syrah 2012, derived from four cool climate vineyards in the Central Coast appellation, offers reams of spicy black fruit and whole tomes of briery-brambly-underbrush structure. True to the grape’s youngster mode, the emphasis is on spiced and macerated…

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

    … (if anything)? We had a custom home building business in Austin, Texas. What is the toughest challenge about being a winemaker in Texas? Because we farm the vast majority of our grapes for our wines on our property, the biggest challenge is always the weather. Each year it varies so much that the inputs of raw materials are always unpredictable…

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

    … I’m crazy for Chianti with three recent samples from Banfi. I’ll cover two of those wines in this post. Look for the third coming soon. Chianti Classico Riserva Banfi Tuscany 2010 Deep ruby in color with aromas of plum and black cherry. Flavors are lush with ripe blackberry and currant with a hint of toasted vanilla bean in the finish. This isn’t…

    Kellie Stargaard/ Wine Chicks Guidein Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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

    … BEEF STEW with MUSHROOMS and RED POTATOES INGREDIENTS: • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1 pound medium-size mushrooms • 1 pound small (1 to 1 1/2-inch) red potatoes, scrubbed • 2 1/2 cups canned beef broth…

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

    … It’s been some time since my last “¡Mucho Gusto!,” so today I’d like you to meet Lagrein. If you’re new to Señorita Vino, ¡Mucho Gusto! is an ongoing series of posts about a specific varietal wine. And if you don’t speak the language of Cervantes, mucho gusto translates as “nice to meet you.” I first tasted Lagrein with one of my very first…

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  • 2012 Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

    … being joined by some smoke. I personally never got the almond and hazelnut notes that the winemaker did which is a shame – it could have been interesting. Paired with our dinner of beef stew the wine was, quite simply, great. The flavors of the wine matched perfectly with the hearty nature of the meal, and it was nothing short of enjoyable. I…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
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