Category Results for: Food & Wine

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Taco Night

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The Wine Peeps enjoy Taco Tuesday each week. It is a fun time to get together, the meal is an easy one to prepare, and we enjoy the blend of the spicy flavors in the food. Our menu generally consists of beef tacos, refried beans, Mexican rice, and hot salsa. We usually enjoy margaritas on […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2008 Washington Bordeaux-Style Red Blends [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Washington State produces many excellent wines from many different grape varieties. There is much debate as to which red wine Washington does best. Some say Syrah, others Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, and others red Bordeaux-style blends. This month’s wine tasting dinner featured Bordeaux-style red blends from Washington State, all from the 2008 vintage. It was […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Girl Scout Cookies – Thin Mints

Monday, March 19th, 2012

It is cookie season! This is the time of year when Girl Scout Cookies are sold. Many of us have an assortment of these cookies that we’ve purchased from daughters of friends and from young ladies selling them outside grocery stores and coffee shops. The other day a friend mentioned enjoying a Girl Scout Cookie […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Challenging Wine Pairing, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Italian Wine, Moscato/Muscat, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Beef Lettuce Wraps

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Recently, I came across a recipe for beef lettuce wraps with wowee sauce. This sounded delicious and seemed like a great prospect for one of our challenging wine pairings. Seasoned ground beef topped with shredded carrots and sliced water chestnuts garnished with wowee sauce was fabulous wrapped in the Boston lettuce leaves. Wowee sauce is […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Challenging Wine Pairing, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Oregon Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: German Chocolate Pie

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

This month I decided to do something a little different with our challenging wine pairing. Rather than do the usual pairing with a meal, we decided to do a pairing with a dessert. German chocolate pie is something that I’ve used many times as the dessert with our tasting dinners. On most occasions, I have […]

Filed under: Challenging Wine Pairing, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Fortified Wine, French Wine, Moscato/Muscat, Port, Portuguese Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Rhone-Style Red Blends

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The Rhone Valley in France is divided into two parts, appropriately referred to as the northern Rhone and the southern Rhone. While the northern Rhone produces mostly single varietal wines, the southern Rhone is known for producing blends. The most famous AOC in the southern Rhone is Chateauneuf-du-Pape, which is well known for its Grenache-based […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Peppered Beef Brisket

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Beef brisket is usually associated with barbeque; however, at this time of year, cooking outside is not always feasible or enjoyable. Having been in the cattle business in Texas for many years, I’m especially partial to the Texas Beef Council whose website offers some great recipes. For this month’s challenging wine pairing, we had two […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Greek Moussaka

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

While I generally prefer flavorful but simple-to-prepare recipes, I decided to make Greek moussaka for this month’s challenging wine pairing meal. Although there are short-cut versions, I wanted to follow the standard recipe. Moussaka is a little like lasagna in that there are layers—potatoes, eggplant, cheese, ground lamb (although beef can also be used) with […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Challenging Wine Pairing, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Washington State Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Book Review: The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg is a great book that gives very interesting and valuable information and suggestions for the food lover, or anyone else, who wants to learn more about wine. Those of you who are regular readers of Wine Peeps know that the book What to […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner #100: 2008 Washington Merlot

Monday, October 31st, 2011

On Friday evening, we hosted our 100th wine tasting dinner. Early on in our wine journey when we found what we thought was a good wine while visiting a winery, we would buy a case and take it home. Too often the wine did not taste nearly as good at home as it had in […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Merlot, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, Wine Tasting Dinners, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |