Perfect Wines for Fall

Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir "Zenith Vineyard," Eola-Amity Hills, OR, 2010
Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir "Zenith Vineyard," Eola-Amity Hills, OR, 2010 $42.00
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Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina, 2012
Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina, 2012 $16.00
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Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France, 2011
Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France, 2011 $24.00
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Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2011
Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2011 $18.00
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Homage to Fromage: 3 Key Wine & Cheese Pairing Principles!

October 14, 2014

With the Holiday Season approaching and entertaining schedules about to kick into high gear, it’s prime time to perfect your wine and cheese pairing prowess! Creamy, comforting and delicious, cheese is synonymous with the Fall and Winter months, and wine can arguably be the perfect accompaniment. But what wine to serve with that wedge of triple cream Brie, charming Cheddar, or fragrant Epoisses? Here are a few basic tips for creating the perfect duo. Principle #1: Pair wines and cheeses with similar flavor profiles: The same principle that works for food and wine also works for wine and cheese. If you enjoy particular flavors in a cheese, opt for a wine that mirrors those delicious qualities. For instance, a tangy,...

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Fall Indulgence: Browned Butter & Bacon Ice Cream!

October 10, 2014

Many years ago I dated a guy who was obsessed with his health. Every waking moment was focused on exercising and eating right to the point of eschewing any iota of enjoyment in food, viewing it solely as “fuel for the body.” I tried to respect his regimented point of view but when he started judging people who ate bacon (myself included) because it had no redeeming nutritional value, I knew we were definitely doomed! For me, food is about much more than “fuel for the body” and enjoying it is all about balance. The majority of the time we should eat healthy in the interest of taking care of our bodies and managing our weight, but there are also...

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