Syrah/Shiraz

coffee rubbed pork

Coffee Rubbed Pork w/ Dijon Cream Sauce

I had an epiphany over breakfast one day to try this coffee rubbed pork concept. Coffee and cream go together—especially when there’s a savory pork products involved (like bacon). So I took the idea of those three ingredients and did a club remix for dinner. And thus, the coffee rubbed pork with dijon cream sauce was born.  Wine Pairing Ideas…

Aussie-Syrah

Australia’s Next Chapter of Shiraz/Syrah

Wines of Australia held a trade tasting in San Francisco yesterday. Their goal was simple: show us Australia isn’t all about furry critters on overly oaked jammy Shiraz. That was the perception of Aussie wines from about ten years ago, but oh how a decade can change things. Many younger wine professionals might not even remember there was a time…

gramercy

The 12 Wines of Christmas: #6 Gramercy Cellars 2008 Syrah

I love Walla Walla wines…a lot. The region has so much untapped potential for ageability of wines as covered in this blog post about the affordability and ageability of Walla Walla wines. An exciting newcomer to the region is Master Sommelier, Greg Harrington who uprooted his family from New York in 2004 and moved cross country to start Gramercy Cellars.…

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3 Northwest Wineries to Discover

2010 was a classic vintage in Oregon and Washington. As the wines from the vintage start to enter the market, wine lovers might feel like a kid in a candy store with all the choices of what to buy. Here’s a few brands you may or may not have heard of, but are worth discovering. “2010 was the best vintage…

fat content in beef

Matching Tannins in Red Wine to Fat Content of Beef

This article originally appeared on the OmahaSteaks blog back in May. My good friend and Master Sommelier, Craig Collins, MS gives useful information about matching the right level of tannin with the right level of fat content of beef. Article is reposted with the permission of OmahaSteaks and Mr. Collins. We have all heard it and most of us have…

phyllo wrapped shrimp

Phyllo Wrapped Shrimp with Red Pepper Coulis

When I made this phyllo wrapped shrimp for Mrs. B, she cleaned her plate and declared it was her new favorite dish. That’s a bold statement considering how much good food we eat. But the red pepper coulis delivers savory, garlicky yumminess—almost like a roasted red pepper soup. Add in the light, flaky crust of the phyllo dough and Omaha…