Wine Pairing

Brian Wing on August 10th, 2014

2011 Sonoma-Cutrer Les Pierres Chardonnay,  Gravenstein Apple Pie ala mode with Clover Stornetta Vanilla Bean ice cream. The very best of Sonoma County!

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Brian Wing on June 22nd, 2014

A doggone good spaghetti red!

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Brian Wing on December 21st, 2013

2012 Screen Door Cellars, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The first release of this new winery. Check it out.

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Brian Wing on October 9th, 2012

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 […]

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Brian Wing on February 14th, 2011

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 […]

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Brian Wing on October 18th, 2010

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 […]

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Brian Wing on October 12th, 2010

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 […]

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Oh man, I have been slacking like a pot-smoking sophomore High School kid.  I have been out of motivation like my Energizer Bunny up and died.  Anyhow, I just need to get back at this badness in a mean way!  So I grilled up a marinated pork loin on the Weber tonight and we all […]

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Brian Wing on July 27th, 2010

Well if you’re lucky like me and have a 2 year old that means that your time is a resource that is in serious deficit.  Tonight I had to figure out something that would be not only be done quick, but not be demanding on my time so I could keep an eye on the […]

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Brian Wing on July 15th, 2010

It was hard for me to work up the motivation for doing up a “Not Bad” this week.  The wife is out of town on business and that means I’m on 100% Daddy Detail.  Keeping up with a two-year-old boy is a full-time job, to be sure.  I have nothing but mad respect for stay-at-home […]

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