Monthly Archives: February 2009

Select a Bottle of Red to Accompany This Hearty Dish

    This dish pairs beautifully with Syrah (a.k.a. Shiraz), as well as
Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and red blends. This recipe makes 4



* 2 large beef rib-eye steaks, trimmed

* 1/2 teaspoon salt…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Crab… Fennel… Wine… What Are You Waiting For?

***image2***     Tickets are still available for the 6th annual Russian River Valley Winegrowers Crab & Fennel Fest.


     The event is set for Saturday, March 7 at the Hall of Flowers on
the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif. A Reception and
Silent Auction will kick things off at  5:30 p.m., followed by dinner
from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

     The fest offers an opportunity to roll up your sleeves, crack fresh Dungeness crab, quaff Russian River Valley wine and…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Australia Fires a Big Concern to Growers and Vintners

    Bushfire smoke has tainted the fruit of entire vineyards in the
Upper Goulburn Valley and is posing a threat to the Yarra Valley,
Victoria’s premium wine-growing region, The Australian reports.

     Vineyard Manager James Cuthbertson fears this year’s entire vintage from the Yarra Valley may be affected by the smoke.

     Standing among vines in Murrindindi while Rural Fire Service
firefighters from New South Wales lit backburns in nearby hills,
Cuthbertson said the four…

Posted in Wine Buzz

Boneless Leg of Lamb

     This recipe, developed by the late James Beard, matches
beautifully with Shiraz (a.k.a. Syrah), Shiraz/Cabernet blends and
Merlot. It serves 6-8.

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes
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