Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Pairing We shouldn’t have to look far to find a wine to serve with this. Seafood is the protein, so that helps decide the choice of wine. Although buttery Chardonnay’s are a dime a dozen in nearby Sonoma or Napa, I’m leaning towards a Sauvignon Blanc or possibly an […]

Spicy Cioppino

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Last Friday’s annual Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting took place in San Francisco showing off the Grand Cru Classe wines of Bordeaux’s 2010 vintage. Balzac Communications hosted the epic tasting where folks from the Chateaux in Bordeaux flew over with expensive bottles of world class wine can only […]

A Recap of Union Des Grand Crus de Bordeaux Tasting ...

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Don’t call it a come back. Australia has been producing world class wine for decades, thank you. We might not know that because if you live in the American market you only know one kind of Australian wine style—ridiculously big fruit bombs driven by scores. The kind of wines that […]

Don’t Call it a Comeback: Australia’s Hidden Gems Have Been ...

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This herb crusted halibut recipe might look like a lot of work, but it’s really not. And the reward is huge—a very tasty, yet very healthy dish awaits. Just break it down into two parts: make the pea purée, then make the fish. Our family have been Omaha Steaks customers […]

Herb Crusted Halibut with Minted Sweet Pea Purée

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Grilled Bruschetta with shaved parmesan, arugala, grilled asparagus and poached egg It’s summer. It’s hot. We needed an excuse to open Sauvignon Blanc, so Mrs suggested with fire up the grill and try something new with Bruschetta. I wanted to get really geeky and go with a Fumé Blanc style wine […]

Mrs. B’s Grilled Bruschetta with Poached Egg, Asparagus, Gremolata, Arugula ...