Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 29

Spirit Of The Week- Mezcal Joven, Mezcal Anejo & Mezcal Reposado

I’ve never met three more beautiful sisters as these: All three levels of this tequila are stunning. This product started when it was smuggled into Guatemala from Mexico. It became so popular that they had to step up production to satisfy the demand. This smooth and smokey spirit is created with a technique of underground …

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Feb 27

Wine Of The Week- 2008 Rock Lobster Zinfandel

This old vine Zin gives you a jammy juicy mouthful of good! On it’s own, with a meal, or while listening to the B-52s, this vino¬†will dance on your palate.     High fruit is balanced with high octane to make this a great end of winter pleasure. Grill up some lamb and start to …

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Feb 22

Wine Of The Week- 2007 Morande Reserve Carmenere

Okay…..I have offered some killer wines as the “wine of the week”, but this time you can’t resist! The 2007 Morande Reserve Carmenere is a Maipo valley Chilean deep blackberry red that will go great with any steak or burger. Reminiscent of a Cal cab but with bigger backbone,¬† this monster is fab for whats …

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Feb 15

Not Baaaaad…Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Ingredients: Olive oil for baking sheet 3 slices of white bread 1 small garlic clove chopped 1 log (5 ounces) soft goat cheese crumbled 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes Coarse salt 1 package medium size mushrooms cleaned Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a …

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Feb 13

Lune Chocolat- Simply The Best!

This post may be late for Valentines day, but the chocolates and other confections from Lune Chocolat are timeless in their perfection. Lune creates the highest quality blended sweets I have ever tasted…and trust me, I have tasted a million candies and treats. None are as balanced with bitterness, vanilla, orange, absinthe, chai, lavender, Cabernet, …

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Feb 13

Wine Of The Week- Clos de los Siete

Clos de los Siete is a combination of seven vineyards on the foothills of the Andes. Only quality Argentinian grapes are used in this high end star – 56% Malbec, 21%Merlot, 10% Cabernet, 11% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot. The passion of the winemakers shows through in this deep rich steak wine – a great …

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Feb 08

Antipasto Pita Pizzas

Quick and easy works for a lot of people now a days so here’s one of my favorite and healthy recipes: Antipasto Pita Pizzas Ingredients: 1 red pepper sliced thin 1 Tablespoon olive oil 4 Small pita breads 1/4 Cup tomato paste 2( 4 ounce ) balls of fresh mozzarella sliced 4 anchovy fillets, cut …

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Feb 06

Wine Of The Week- 2007 Luis Felipe Edwards Sauvignon Blanc

This Family Selection S.B. is produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the cool Leyda valley in Chile. It shows a delicate tropical fruit with a hint of flowers, tangerine and exotic green character on the nose. The palate is generous and fleshy with a nice light acidity. Try it with some seafood with capers …

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Feb 01

What Happened To Winter and Who Cares?

Normally we would be drinking red Zinfandels, Ports and Brandies at this time of year. Instead we’re opting for the lighter Cabs and Merlots. Is it just me or are you doing the same? Stuffed pork loin, not beefy stews or venison are filling my table lately. Do I need two feet of snow to …

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