2006 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

When a bottle of something like the wine being reviewed today comes in, I know that if I let it age for a bit it will become everything the wine maker, and wine drinkers for that matter, hope it will become. By opening it while it is so young, not only am I not tasting it when it has reached it’s full potential, I am ensuring that one of a finite number of bottles of something special will never be tasted.

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Remember to Vote!

There are only 7 more days to vote for your favorite food and wine blogs at Foodbuzz! Since you’re here reading this, I hope that means that we are one of your favorites. Here are all of the nominees: 1. Best Overall Blog: 1. 101 Cookbooks 2. Bouchon for 2 3. Kath Eats 4. The Pioneer Woman Cooks 5. Smitten Kitchen 2. Best Photography Blog: 1. Bouchon for 2 2. Sippity Sup 3. Smitten Kitchen […]

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Polenta and Meat Sauce paired with Ruffino Chianti Classico

I make no claims to the authenticity of this as a classic Italian dish, but I will state with conviction that is it is delicious and tastes pretty Italian to me. The meat melts in your mouth and the polenta is creamy and rich. This is the kind of meal that is tailor made to be enjoyed with a glass of wine or four. Meat Sauce 3 lbs Beef back ribs 1 med onion (sliced) […]

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Somewhere Over the Rhine: Riesling

When you mention Riesling, many will say “Oh, I don’t really like sweet wines, ” assuming all wines labeled Rieslings are sweet. However, Riesling can fall anywhere on the spectrum from bone dry to an intensely-concentrated sweetness, with variances in between. Riesling is one of the varietals most determined by its terroir, and wines can differ in their level of alcohol by volume. Many of the classic German semisweet version are 8% alcohol by volume or less, while newer, dryer Alsace and Austrian Rieslings are around 12%.

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Around the Blogs

We haven’t done one of these in awhile, but this is one of those posts where we tell you who and what we have been reading around this here Interwebby thing. To start off, let’s congratulate the James Brown of the wine world, Gary Vaynerchuk, for coming in at number 18 on AskMen.com’s list of the Top 49 Most Influential Men. Rumor has it that I just missed the cut at number 50. I’ll have […]

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