Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Year’s Resolutions for Wine Drinkers

’Tis the season for making promises to ourselves that we rarely keep. Yes, it’s time for New Year’s Resolutions. Fortunately, the resolutions we as wine drinkers can make are a bit easier to stick to, simply because there’s often a reward for doin…

Posted in Editor's Journal

Calistoga Specializes in Hearty Red Wines

Calistoga, located at “the top” of the Napa Valley, has been a tourist magnet for decades. But it also is a unique winegrowing area, and in 2009, it finally was granted American Viticultural Area status. Calistoga has a small-town feel, even thoug…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

A Tasty Topping for Steak

Leave the A1 Sauce in the cupboard and top that steak with a dollop of garlic butter. This recipe yields about half-a-cup, enough for 2 to 4 steaks, depending on your personal preference. And keep in mind that when garlic is the dominant flavor in…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Yes, You Can Match Wine With Broccoli

Broccoli is one of those vegetables that’s notoriously difficult to pair with wine. But when you add garlic to the mix — and it becomes the dominant flavor — then the pairing possibilities multiply. Serve this side dish with a thick, juicy steak —…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes
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