I just had a quick back-and forth with a commenter to a previous post, and I decided I’d gotten on enough of a roll that I ought to just make a new post. So here it is, with a few… Read More ›
Food & Wine Pairing
Discussions and comments related to pairing foods and wines.
1. 100% bio-degradable picnicware forks melt if you try and eat hot chili with them. -and- 2. The Ridge Vineyards 2005 Buchignani Ranch Zinfandel pairs extraordinarily well with biscuits and gravy. I’m just sayin …
My Baby Got Sauce -or – The Thrill Of The Grill -or What Do Grilled Salmon And The Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Chardonnay Have In Common?
The answer to the last question in the title of this post is “The sauce I made my missus last night.” Here’s what I made: First off, a beautiful piece of wild caught Alaskan salmon, skin removed. Then garlic. I… Read More ›
RIDGE In The Round: The RIDGE Round Table Reviews The Ridge Vineyards 2005 California Syrah Lytton West!
There has been a somewhat long-running array of commentaries weaving in and out of my other posts about this wine; it all began with someone’s West Coast Wine Net comment about Syrah and Viognier, it continued through an exploration of co-fermentation, and now,… Read More ›
1999 RIDGE California Lytton Estate Grenache: Tasting Via Tasting -or- Food As Analytic -or- How A Dish Can Show A Wine’s Other Side
OK, a fairly long-winded title, to say the least. So here’s the gist: Essentially, rather than assessing this particular wine via a more “standard” tasting MO (i.e. tasting notes in the traditional sense), I thought I’d try to explain it… Read More ›
I just remembered, I actually had one other opportunity to taste this wine recently (the new 2006 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate), in the context of a “trade” tasting, and I happened to be able to taste it with an… Read More ›
We just got a new Panini griller at home. I haven’t used it yet, but whatever color Portabello mushrooms are, that’s the color I’ve been dreaming in since we got it.