Drink it Now. Tonight. Masut Pinot Noir

Crickets Chirping. Katydids clicking…right on my deck. Green wings vibrating. Tree branches framed against the night sky. Black oily olives. Crumbly aged cheddar. Crusty ciabatta. Luminescent Pinot Noir. Pouring liquid lavishness. Go ahead–open that bottle you are saving. Just do it. Tonight. Drink in the elixir. And be grateful–for all of this. THE WINE...

Grilled Avocados and Sileni Sauvignon Blanc

Think pairing wine with avocados is daunting? Try grilling the avocados! Then, try the wine pairing. Green vegetal flavors meet roasty, nutty, smokiness! Things got complicated…. This is all thanks to my friend Chef Andrew Kintigh’s recent recipe post for Hy-Vee’s Get Cooking segment, “Grilled Summer Salad stuffed Avocados”. (Watch the YouTube video here.)...