Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Simple Recipe for Cabernet or Syrah Lovers

The last thing you want to do on a lazy winter weekend is deal with a complicated recipe. This one is easy, and the dish matches beautifully with Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah. RACK OF LAMB Ingredients 2 8-rib lamb racks Olive oil Salt and pepper Ga…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Not All Shiraz Is Created Equal

We know that Shiraz is a synonym for Syrah—they are exactly the same grape. We also know that the variety “shows” differently depending on where it’s grown and how the crushed grapes are handled in the cellar. The wine media likes to talk about th…

Posted in Wine in the Glass

The Flora Springs Approach to Sustainability

Flora Springs is an acclaimed Napa Valley winery that’s probably best known for its Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend known as “Trilogy.” The wine has developed such a large fan base over the years that the winery hosts an annual pre-release party. (…

Posted in Wine and the Environment

What’s the Proper Temp for Serving Wine?

We know that soft drinks are meant to be served well chilled and that hot chocolate should be served…well…hot. But what about wine? The question of the proper serving temperature for wine comes up quite often, so we thought it was time to tack…

Posted in Wine FAQ
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