Monthly Archives: April 2008

Amazing Wine Dinners This Spring and Summer in St. Helena

    Acclaimed chef Cindy Pawlcyn has unveiled the spring and summer menus for her legendary Supper Club, held every Wednesday at Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen in downtown St. Helena in the Napa Valley.

     Inspired by the rich culinary traditions of various cultures around the world and here at home, Pawlcyn creates a delicious feast each week that showcases her exuberant love for food and travel.

     Patrons should prepare for an unforgettable dining experience as they sample the edible delights of Peru, Northern Mexico’s Pacific Coast, the Greek Isles, and a “Northern Lights” extravaganza featuring the delicacies of Denmark, Finland and Norway. Drawing on her flawless…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

A Sonoma Chardonnay for the Pope

    Whenever a head of state or other famous person visits the White House, it’s fun to know what kind of wine was selected to be served with dinner.

     For the recent dinner honoring Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the United States as pope, the dinner wine was a Sonoma County Chardonnay.

     According to the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery’s rich, oak-aged 2005 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay was the wine of choice. It also was a…

Posted in Wine in the Glass

Wine and the Sound of Music

    I’ve written often about the symbiosis that exists between wine and music. There’s just something magical about drinking a great wine while listening to music that touches you in some way.

     And with so many great wines and so much great music, the magical possibilities are limitless.

     Later this week, we’ll tell you about the just-announced Summer Concert Series at the Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley…    

Posted in Editor's Journal

A Versatile Recipe for Pork Lovers

    Rare is the recipe that matches equally well with red wines and white wines.

     This is such a recipe. We came across it while doing research on the wines that will be included in an upcoming club shipment from The World of Wines -featuring the wines of Portugal.

     The recipe makes 6 servings. And if you’d like to learn more about The World of Wine, click on the “Vinesse Wine Clubs” link on the homepage…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes
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