Summer Wine Party

Wine Party A party without loud music, perhaps not suitable for teenagers, was what we had last week. I called it a wine party even though we only tasted 5 different wines during the enchanted night. 6 of us sharing the above wines was just appropriate, nicely not to throw us off alcohol limit into binge drinking! The Whites Our wine party began with Marlborough 2011 Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc, a little charming one as aperitif. Everyone just had a tiny glass of this as I used half of the bottle to cook live mussels. Why this particular wine? The principle is simple – tasty wine will cook to delicious dishes while leftover or… Read More

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Great Surprise from Park n Shop Wine Section

After all the “feast-ful” holidays, my gastronomic urge has calmed down quite a bit. It’s time for the body to recover from the indulgence of great food and wine. Yet, the season shopping spree had overflown my wine chiller, leaving more inventory than we could toast to the eventful festivals. Park n Shop Wine Section So, there I was, sipping the leftover with some dinner company. The two wine, one red and one white, bought in bulk in mix bottles from my local supermarket – International (by Park n Shop), came as a pleasant surprise! Pessac Léognan de Latour-Martillac 2008 Region: Pessac Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot Styles: Medium body dry… Read More

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Toast to Our Turkey Dinner Wine Pairing

The weather is getting colder, Christmas around the corner. The big bird on the dinner table, accompanied by homemade gravy or the ready-made urban substitute nowadays, is usually not complete without the uncorking of some worthy wines. Yes, the wine lover will never miss any opportunity to instill the beloved beverage to an occasion. Naturally, Christmas dinner will never escape this passion. After all, the spirits will always rejoice with this magic potion! Turkey Dinner Wine Pairing Okay, back to the gobble gobble turkey. I have put together some recommendations on the wines that may go well with the big bird on your dinner table, and more importantly, won’t burn a big… Read More

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