Happy National Wine Day!!
Happy National Wine Day!!
Going into this holiday weekend, I know many of you are thinking of drinking a nice cold beer….just a little education for those out there form one of my fav wine sites.
Some good friends got married last weekend and as a gift to the guests they had a Salmanazar of Pol Roger Champagne. That’s equal to 12 bottles of Champagne…admittedly I did have my fair share of that bottle myself.
Congrats B & T!
Picture by Meg : )
Rainbow of wine colors.
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Do you enjoy Indian cuisine? Do you like New York? Do you drink wine? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, this class is for you!
We have expanded this class to include more wine and more food pairings! This time we tackle Indian fare with New York wines. You heard me right, we have an expert Chef in Indian cuisine which will be a terrific pairing with the cool climate wines of the Finger Lakes.
We will cover topics such as:
You’ll be able to ask anything about wine and get helpful tips to pick the perfect wine to go with any situation.
We will taste at least four great value wines from New York featuring the Finger Lakes (think wines like Riesling) that you can enjoy all summer. In addition, Chef Mahima will prepare, present and provide three perfectly paired noshes of Indian fare. All food will be natutslly gluten free as well!!!
With these nuggets of knowledge, you’ll be in the coolest wine-nerd in the room!
I’m gonna guess this means I’m close to about 75 tons of wine so far in my life?!
Someone check my math.
While I am just barely too old to make this list (wink), I am inspired that there are so many youngins doing great wine work out there. Especially Matt Stamp, a tireless leader of the Court of Master Sommelier community, Joe Campanale of several wonderful NYC restaurants and a blind tasting class colleague and Laura Maniec, owner of Corkbuzz and a tremendously wonderful wine mentor, educator and person.
I wanna be like all of you when I grow up! : )
While I can never seem to take a regular photo…I always have a great time doing wine dinners. This one was with Chef Melissa Gellert (seen in the blur) for a birthday celebration. It was a lovely night and I think we hit the pairings pretty spot on! My personal favorite was the Salmon Ceviche and the Dr. Franks Grüner Veltliner…or maybe the Crispy Chicken and the Angeline Pinot Noir…I can’t decide! : )
Charles Ellner Brut Rosé
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Paired with: Herbed Polenta “Fries” with Muhamarra (Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip)
Dr. Konstantin Frank
Paired with: Salmon Ceviche with Micro Greens and asparagus
Mönchhof Ürziger Würzgarten
Paired with: Lentil and Rhubarb Curry, Cucumber Lime Raita, Cumin Naan
Paired with: Crispy Pressed Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Aleppo pepper marinade
Kopke LBV Porto
Blanquette de Limoux
Paired with: Chocolate Coconut Truffles with Mint and cheese with fruit
Check out Chef Melissa at www.facebook.com/chefmelissagellert
Loved this Italian rose of Nebbiolo from Parusso. I’ve never had a rose of this variety usually in Barolo, so it was extra nerdy and fun.
Gorgeous rich dark pink color and with a striking about of bold fruit that will pair with pretty much anything. I had it by itself and it was delightful.
Tis the season for Rosato!
Did you know that red wine polyphenols improve sugar metabolism? a recent study shows that red wine polyphenols improve insulin resistance which may help protect your heart.
However, moderation is the key. The study participants only drank 30 grams of red wine (which is approximately one glass a…
As a diabetic and red wine drinker…this is super duper!