Archive for April, 2014

Asparagus and Wine. Partners?

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Spring is finally here. And asparagus are now coming into season. The old wine adage states that asparagus do not work with wine. Hogwash! Asparagus, when incorporated in a dish with other ingredients, work extremely well with specific wines. With weather warming white wines are more desirable as well and they happen to complement […]

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Gluten-Free Matzo Ball Soup Paired with Wine

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Passover in 2014 start on Monday April 14 and will continue until Tuesday, April 22, 2014. I was surprised to learn that wine is actually permitted during this sacred holiday. I was surprised because wine is made with yeast and yeast is forbidden on Passover. But I have since learned that this prohibition only applies […]

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Aged Beef Paired with Petit Verdot

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Petit Verdot is a red grape variety that usually gets little attention.  It lurks in the shadows behind other varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc. This grape is used in the making of classic Bordeaux blends.  But in new world regions like Argentina, Australia and Chile, the grape and its wines stand alone. In […]

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