M. Chapoutier Belleruche Blanc After My Sick Week

My Sick Week Yep. This is a good representation of my last week.  My temperature hit 103.  I made several trips to the doctor.  And, nary a drop of wine was drunk Finally Some ImprovementAntibiotics can be a wondrous thing.  Within twelve hours of my first dose, things began to improve. So, What’s A...

Valley of the Moon Chardonnay with French Toast!

Chef Andrew and I taste the Valley of the Moon Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast.  We could have paired this with salmon… yawn, but no.  Chef Andrew chose to pair it with French Toast with Maple Butter and Chicken Apple Sausage.  Wow!  It was delicious! And who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner?  This would be...

Casillero del Diablo Carmenere with Football and Chili!

College football arrived right on cue with the cooler weather.  It seems the minute the temperature dipped, we all started comfort cooking with apples, pumpkins, and yes, pots full of chili! Jeff made a big pot of chili and, in between beers, breathtaking football plays, and plenty of tortilla chips and pico de gallo, we...

Wine by Joe Pinot Noir for Ryan’s Golden Birthday

There was much to celebrate last weekend.  It was Ryan’s golden birthday (31 years old on the 31st of the month), and it was a holiday weekend! Ryan learned to love Pinot Noir several years ago while drinking the Wine by Joe Pinot Noir.  It had been a long time since I had pulled...