Easter Wines

Anne Amie Cuvée A Müller-Thurgau, Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon
Anne Amie Cuvée A Müller-Thurgau, Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon $16.00
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Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France
Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France $24.00
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Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rosé Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, NV
Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rosé Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, NV $16.00
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Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA
Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA $28.00
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Wine of the Week: 2011 Louis Jadot Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais, France

January 19, 2017

Winter is prime time for red wine and one wine I get oodles of questions about is Beaujolais. With the release of Beaujolais Nouveau on the third Thursday in November, like clockwork, it’s easy for consumers to be seduced by all the advertising fanfare. Especially for a wine that’s under $10 a bottle! But, you know what they say, if something seems too good to be true…it usually is. Unfortunately, Beaujolais Nouveau is essentially mass produced, poorly made wine that has marred the reputation of the region over the years. The upside to this situation however is, despite the jammy, insipid Nouveau wines, there are actually MANY fabulous Beaujolais wines worth exploring! Located in the southernmost part of Burgundy, Beaujolais...

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New Year, Healthier You Recipe #2: Lamb, Harissa & White Bean Soup with Turmeric Yogurt

January 17, 2017

While our first recipe in this week of New Year’s healthiness was the perfect snack to get you through your January indulgence withdrawals, this recipe for Lamb, Harissa & White Bean Soup with Turmeric Yogurt is the perfect healthy meal. Inspired by a vegetarian recipe I recently saw in Food & Wine Magazine that takes over 8 hours to make, I’ve reduced this recipe to under 2 hours (including prep!) without sacrificing one iota of flavor. I also glammed it up by adding some ground, grass-fed Australian lamb. Not baaaaaad, if you ask me. Apologies for the lamb humor. And while you could omit the lamb, I must say the succulent meat melds deliciously well with the flavors of the...

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New Year, Healthier You Recipe #1: Bone Broth!

January 15, 2017

Following the decadence of the holiday season, January is generally a month of self-imposed restriction and deprivation. While I used to eagerly vault up onto that band wagon, eschewing wine (except for the occasional waistline-friendly glass) and delicious food for the entire month, I’ve come to believe this approach only set me up for failure. Let’s face it, it’s virtually impossible to go from a 5 candy cane and 2 Pumpkin Spice Latte a day habit to surviving on a bowl of fresh blueberries sprinkled with sawdust and a shitty diet shake each day. Am I right? Instead of embracing restriction and deprivation, why not focus on enjoying reasonably sized portions of nourishing food that feeds our bodies and souls?...

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