Fusebox Blending – Joe’s Perspective

A couple of weeks ago Amy talked about how Crushpad sent us their Fusebox blending kit. They sent it to 10 different wine bloggers as a competition to see who could produce the best wine blend and the best labels. For those who didn’t read that post, the Fusebox includes everything that you need to blend your own Bordeaux blend. It has beakers, pipettes, tasting sheets, instructions, recipes, tips, and of course, wine. All of […]

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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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