Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 30

Wine Of The Week- 2010 Line 39 Cabernet

The Central Coast area of California on the 39th parallel is the heart of this vineyard. This expressive and approachable Cabernet is rich with black cherry aromas and beautifully rounded by flavors of luscious dark chocolate and ripe fruit. Gimme a S Gimme a T Gimme an E Gimme an A Gimme a K Whats …

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Jan 26

Greens and Beans Pizza

Greens and Beans Pizza For Beans: 1-15 oz can great northern beans, rinsed. 1 small onion, minced 1 large garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons olive oil Add olive oil to saute pan on medium heat, add onions to soften, about 3 minutes, add garlic, 1 minute. Add beans and with a potato masher, mash beans. …

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Jan 25

Spirit Of The Week- Comb 9 Gin

This 94 proof gin starts with honey spirit and is gently distilled with juniper, lavender, rose, citrus peel and other botanicals to give it a unique floral nose and a refined finish. You can really taste the difference this artisanal Gin produces. Clean fragrant and tasty….get me some olives and a thin martini glass I can do …

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Jan 23

Wine Of The Week- 2010 Tussock Jumper Malbec

The Tussock Jumper Malbec has a pleasant aroma of raspberry and blackberry with light overtones of coffee. The palate is full of fresh fruit that is well rounded and elegant with a spicy oak finish. Enjoy with red or white meat. Price: $12.00 P.S All January you get 20% off on all wine if you …

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Jan 20

Spirit of The Week- Pendletons Canadian Whisky

This blended Canadian Whisky has a little twist to it. Pendleton Whisky is distilled and oak barrel-aged in Canada. Then, using glacier-fed spring water from the state’s highest peak, the Hood River Distillery in Oregon blends and bottles. The result is an exceptionally smooth whisky with luscious flavors of vanilla, honey, caramel, orange peel, walnut, …

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Jan 19

Peanut Butter Pie

Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? This recipe is delish! Peanut Butter Pie 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter, melted 12 ounces cream cheese, softened 1  1/2 cups peanut butter 1  1/2 cups white sugar 1  1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1  1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 3/4 cup …

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Jan 16

Wine Of The Week – Vincent Pouilly-Fuisse

The grapes for this beauty come from Chateau Fuisse which happen to be the oldest chateau in the Pouilly-Fuisse region of Burgundy. This wine has a rich, full bodied flavor and a generous fruit. Mineral undertones and refreshing acidity makes for a well balanced wine with tons of character. It’s vinified partially in oak, which …

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Jan 13

Con Queso Dip

This is a versatile cheese sauce to use as a dip for tortilla chips, pretzels or veggies. You can also use it for Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. Con Queso Dip 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons pale ale 1 clove garlic, finely minced (1/2 teaspoon) 1/2 pound sharp aged cheddar cheese, cubed 1/4 cup prepared tomato …

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Jan 11

Spirit Of The Week- Averna Sambuca

A Mediterranean classic, this exquisite product is made from 100% star anise. This cordial is known for it’s fine fragrance and full flavor with a clean, fresh finish. Put it on ice or in some expresso to liven up the end of the evening. Price: $28.00

Jan 10

My New Years Resolution

After thirteen years in business, I’ve seen a lot of trends in the wine world. I do my best to stay on top of things so my VinoManiacs are always ahead of the game. Keeping them well informed on hot grapes and wine styles keeps me on my toes! As the new year starts, I’ll …

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