Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 30

Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

My wife didn’t feel like cooking last night, so it was take-out or cook….I cooked and it was spectacular! With it I served a garden salad and a bottle of  2006 Eliseo Silva Cabernet, what a combination. I might be able to get you the wine…. but here is the recipe for the pasta: Spaghetti …

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Mar 28

Spirit Of The Week-Compass Box Orangerie

Compass Box is making the most innovative Scotches on earth, and this Scotch infused with orange zest, cassia and clove is definitely the bomb! If you collect single malt scotches or need to add something funky to your back bar, this is it….a great way to end the night with a scotch that has a …

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Mar 26

Wine Of The Week- Opera Prima Bellini / Mimosa

Natural juices are the base for these fine Easter products. Everyone is always looking for a crowd pleaser, or something to go with ham for Easter and these sparklers will work great! At only 7% alcohol, both have an intense fruit flavor and a little bubble. Make the aunts and uncles happy this holiday and toast …

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Mar 23

Graham Cracker Deep Fried Calamari with Lemon Dipping Sauce

Want a flavor winner? Try this sweet coated calamari with a tangy lemon sauce. Calamari with Lemon Dipping Sauce Ingredients: 1/2 Cup mayonnaise 1 Garlic clove minced 2 Teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 Teaspoon grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon chopped capers 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper sauce 1 Cup graham cracker crumbs 3/4 Cup flour 1 Teaspoon …

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Mar 22

Spirit Of The Week- St. George Dry Rye Gin

True gin lovers will marvel at the intensity and focus of this crafty, wicked gin. Pot distilled rye provides structure and spice while generous amounts of caraway and black pepper enhance the natural character of the juniper berry. Get that martuny glass chilled and some anchovy stuffed olives ready ’cause it’s gin time again….or how …

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Mar 21

Wine Of The Week- 2009 Monte Hiniesta

This 91 point rated wine has a purple/black color and is aged 9 to 10 months in American oak. I think if this wine sits in the bottle for a couple of years it will improve a bit…so don’t be afraid to leave it in the cellar for another day because it should pick up some …

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Mar 19

Support Local Businesses & LLS

All the Buy Local Wine Tastings at my store have been a great success and for that I am so grateful! To my customers, I hope you have tasted some spectacular deals and interesting spirits. To the cheese makers, chefs,  jam producers and the chocolatiers that have graced my business, I thank you. When you …

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Mar 14

The Quickest Wine App Ever – Chorizo Bites

This is a recipe for any app party because of it’s versatility – Serve it with Champagne, Chardonnay, or even a deep red Zinfandel. Chorizo Bites Ingredients: 1 pound dried Spanish chorizo, pricked several times with a fork. 1 bottle of dry red wine. 4 garlic cloves thin sliced. 6 sprigs of fresh oregano 4 …

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Mar 12

Wine Of The Week- 2008 Honeywell & Todd Cabernet

Lodi California is sometimes over looked because of bigger regions like Napa, but always makes affordable reds with great depth. The vineyard began in 1842, and continuing until today this family has honed their wine making to a tee. Deep purple color mixed with intense fruit shows the quality coming from Lodi. Why not get …

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Mar 08

Spirit Of The Week- Pendleton 1910 12 year old rye

Hang on to your hats people because this 100% rye Canadian whisky has it all. A Hood Rivers distillery product with earthy, spicy,  golden amber color and a caramel, citrus nose is made for drinking. Smooth and balanced with a nose of clove, orange rind and baked apple. Drink this rye! Price: $42.00

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