Sauvignon Blanc

cioppino

Spicy Cioppino

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 Italian varietal like Vermentino. Unoaked Chardonnay might have the crisp…

Clerc-Milon

A Recap of Union Des Grand Crus de Bordeaux Tasting in SF

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 happen once a year—within the first fifteen minutes you could…

herb crusted halibut

Herb Crusted Halibut with Minted Sweet Pea Purée

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 for years because we used to live 2 blocks away…