Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I am very excited to announce that I'll be attending this wine dinner next week. Below is a list of the menu with paired wines. I am very excited! I love Pahlmeyer wines and will post more about this next week.
Wine Tasting Dinner Featuring Erin Green Of Pahlmeyer Wines
Clear tomato consomm
Wine Selection: Pahlmeyer Chardonnay
Beef Carpaccio with shaved Reggiano parmesan and Meyer lemon drizzle
Wine Selection: Pahlmeyer Pinot Noir
Pancetta wrapped tiger prawns with asparagus,
shaved truffle and micro-greens
Wine Selection: Pahlmeyer Merlot
Braised lamb risotto over a red wine demi-glaze,
topped with a petit lamb porterhouse
Wine Selection: Pahlmeyer Jason Red
Red Chile-encrusted veal loin with roasted cumin corn cake
Wine Selection: Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red
Black Cherry Chocolate-Chocolate
Wine Selection: Marcel Martin Sparkling Wine
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Last night I had a bit of the 2005 Butting Heads Shiraz from Barossa Valley in Australia. My mom bought the bottle and shared it with me. In Florida I have seen it sold for around $23-$26. The Wine Barn in Orlando says its retail price is supposed to be around $65.00. Fewer than 200 cases of this wine was produced. I do get a lot of spice and espresso from this wine. I like it for the price. I don't think I would pay $65 for this, but at around $25-$30 it is a great buy.
Friday, January 14, 2011
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.
I hid the love within my heart,
-- "Hidden Love" by Sara Teasdale
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
"Prohibition ? HA ! They tried that in the movies and it didn't work." - Homer Simpson.
"We didn't break free from that pantsy country England by voting! We did it by throwing their stinkin' tea in our American harbour! And why? Because Americans don't like tea. We like coffee. And Americans don't like wine. We like beer. Ice cold. Ice-cold-best-in-a-bottle-but-fine-any-way-you-can-get-it." - Al Bundy