Category Results for: Food & Wine

 

Mandarano Balsamic Glaze & Sauce of Modena

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

It is always fun to try new food preparations; however, I admit that the simpler the preparation, the more I like it. Having said that, anything that can make a simple dish a little more special is great! I have always enjoyed preparing dishes using various balsamic vinegars, especially those that have additional flavors. When […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Peach Cobbler

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

August is the month to think about peaches!!! The fresh peaches available at this time of year are absolutely unbelievable. And, there are so many ways to enjoy them. A favorite in our family, and I’m sure it goes back to our Texas roots, is peach cobbler. Peach cobbler is a dessert staple in the […]

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Riesling, Riesling, and more Riesling

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The fourth Riesling Rendezvous, hosted by Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington State and Dr. Loosen of Germany, was held last week in Seattle. More than 60 producers from seven countries and seven U.S. states traveled to Washington State to celebrate, explore, and promote Riesling. Riesling is one of the most versatile grape varieties. It can […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Lobster Casserole

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Recently, we hosted a party for close family friends prior to their move to Maine, and the theme was all things Maine…lobster, corn on the cob, blueberries, whoopie pies, and so forth. The children even enjoyed a fun game of pin the tail on the lobster. The “Maine” dish was lobster casserole bites. After having […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2009 Washington Syrah

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Washington Syrah compares favorably with the best in the world. Washington Syrah generally falls somewhere in between the jammy Shiraz of Australia and the more austere Syrah of the northern Rhone. It generally has good acidity and tannins. Last Friday, we featured Washington Syrah from the 2009 vintage in our wine tasting dinner. All six […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

It’s always fun planning a challenging wine pairing dinner. I especially enjoy the “challenge” of determining a good wine pairing for a meal in which wine would probably not be the first beverage that comes to mind. This time, I decided to make Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, a Wine Peeps’ family favorite. Along with the sandwiches, […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Red Willow Vineyard Red Wines

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Red Willow Vineyard is one of the top vineyards in Washington State. Located in the northwest corner of the Yakima Valley near Wapato, Washington, Red Willow is a fourth-generation family farm, owned and operated by Mike Sauer and his family. Red Willow has one of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon blocks in the state, planted in […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Sweet and Sour Pork

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Sweet and sour pork is a popular dish and one that easily lends itself to a challenging wine pairing given both its sweetness and tartness. The main dish included the pork, green bell peppers, celery, and onion in the sweet and sour sauce that included pineapple, apple cider vinegar, and sugar, as well as other […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Fajitas a la Baya

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Fajitas are a popular Mexican dish and a Wine Peeps’ favorite. Years ago in Texas, we stumbled upon a delicious fajita preparation at a local restaurant that we absolutely love. Fajitas a la Baya (or berry) is fajitas that have been marinated in wine along with other typical Mexican spices. The flavor it gives the […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Tawny Port

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Port comes from the Douro Valley in northern Portugal. While there are port-style wines made around the world, strict use of the term Port is reserved for fortified wines produced in Portugal. Most Port producers in Portugal now label their wines as “Porto” and the bottles bear a neck label with the Instituto do Vinho […]

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