We had the good fortune to finally get down to the California Central Coast wine grape growing region this year and spent an awesome day in Los Olivos, tasting through some of the area’s best. While we were visiting all of the local spots, we asked around with some of the locals as to where [...]
Apologies to the supplier of the sample for the late review, but hey… Sometimes you just got to lay down some wine! That being said, this is a fine wine at a great price. Unfortunately it seems the ’09 vintage may be unavailable, but it was a good’n. A great fruit forward Cab, with [...]
NorcalWingman has a revelation on how to season a Christmas Prime Rib. Some tips and anecdotes on holiday cooking and how to deal with extended family.
A nice little Napa Valley Chard. Easy on the oak, nice and spicy. Kinda reminds me of a baked apple, not sweet or cloying but great fruit and nutmeg spice. Check it out
Obviously the big V-Day is a very important day in the annual cycle of days, and is especially crucial to maintaining happiness around the home. All this aside, it’s another good day and excuse to open a really good bottle of wine and cook some decent grub to boot! Now I know that it may [...]
First off, an apology for not being here with you these last few months, however, every now and then a hiatus it in order. Regardless of the reasons I’m here now with a new sample provided to me by the Austrian wine contingent. A new wine for me to be sure, but not a new [...]
Up until this evening I had always wondered why grapefruit were called “Grape” fruit. It never really made sense, but clearly the folks down in New Zealand, responsible for the creation of this 2009 Silver Birch, Sauvignon Blanc felt the need to express themselves with grapefruit. 2009, Silver Birch, Sauvignon Blanc — Octavin Home Bar [...]
Well, regardless of what night it is, it has been way too long since I did a dinner post. I’ve been very exited to get back to doing some dinner posts with recipes. My work has brought in a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm who provides us with fresh fruit and veggies every week [...]