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  • Beef Stew

    Soups and stews are the best to warm you up on a wintery night.  This beef stew recipe is simple, easy, and made under an hour! Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 40 mins | Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS: 1… Read More ›

  • Italian Sausage Puff Cakes

    This past holiday season, I got into the mood for some puff pastry appetizers, so I went on the hunt online for some puff pastry appetizer inspirations.  What I found were a lot of pinwheels and triangles, which I thought… Read More ›

  • Alaskan Cod with Tomato and Corn Salsa

    This is a great summer recipe.  The Tomato Corn Salsa adds a refreshing kick to the buttery Alaskan Cod.  The flavors are well balanced like a glass of Viognier (which happens to be a great wine to pair with this… Read More ›

  • Peju Province Winery

    The Peju (“pay-Ju”) Province estate is in the middle of the cluster of wineries off St. Helena Highway in Rutherford, Napa Valley.  Situated next to St. Supery and a hop-skip away from Robert Mondavi, Nickle & Nickle, and Hall.  Peju… Read More ›

  • Foxen Winery

    Foxen Winery is the first place I fell in love with Central Coast wine. Foxen is located in between Los Olivios and Santa Maria on Foxen Canyon Road.  There are 2 facilities within minutes of each other: the winery is… Read More ›

  • Blanc the Night Away

    When summer heat kicks in, I yearn for a nice cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Finding that right bottle pleasing to your palate is not an easy task, a lot of tasting required, so you drink, taste, try to figure… Read More ›

  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

    This BBO Pork Slider recipe is well balanced and offers a wide array of flavors.  The sweetness in the Hawaiian roll and the creaminess of the gouda balances out the tangy and acidity in the BBQ sauce. This recipe is… Read More ›

  • Dehlinger 2006 Reserve Pinot Noir

    The Dehlinger 2006 Reserve Pinot Noir is earthy and a mouthful.  The ruby color wine has hints of caramel, dark fruit, and tobacco on the nose.  On the palate, you taste similar flavors as the nose, smokey flavor reminiscence of… Read More ›

  • Etude 2006 Pinot Noir

    The Etude 2006 Pinot Noir has classic Carneros Pinot Noir characteristics: light, smooth, lighter in color, herbaceous, and pepper. The color is a slightly darker shade of red, like a deep ruby.  On the nose, you can smell hints of… Read More ›

  • Bel Echo 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

    This Sauvignon Blanc is from Marlborough, New Zealand and when I think of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, I think of a dry grassy wine with a hint of grapefruit. The Bel Echo definitely fits along that line of a classic… Read More ›