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New Year’s Wine resolutions

Friday, February 1st, 2008

So here’ it is, my wine resolutions for the 2008!Believe it or not for a professional Somm( Sommelier) it’s taken me a few weeks to come up with a concise narrative about what I wanted to accomplish in my wine horizon this year. There are so many things I think I can do and yet my own life experience has proven that it’s probably best to keep things simple, or rather streamlined and achievable. So here we go:

  • I’ll travel to a wine region ( and dedicate all the time and interactions) to the local wine- Champagne.
  • I’ll seek out two kinds of grape that I’ll understand more thoroughly than before,( Chenin Blanc and Grenache Blanc).
  • I seek out and find a good “go to” wine either white or red for under $20.00 dollars retail.
  • I’ll find a book or publication and stay tuned to its food and wine page and stay current with what’s going on in the food and wine world.

Please let me know what your new year’s wine resolutions are. It’d be good to compare and discuss. i look forward to your comments.

Next week I’ll share the 24 ideas that I had to start with.

Happy happy tasting!!!!!


When it’s cool outside

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

 When the weather turns to this wintery, below 60 degrees,  there are a few specific wines that I think about! Along with that, a few season specific foods that come to mind. In my kitchen, this is the time to indulge in hearty foods, hearty vegetables,  carrots, turnips, squash/ pumpkins and of course MUSHROOMS!!!!!!!  Pastas, especially stuffed pastas ( ravioli, tortellini, etc) risottos and ragouts, cassoulets which implies beans, sausages and confits of meat ie: duck, pork, quail, squab and I could go on for a while still.  I get very excited to link food and wine.