Kris Chislett

Should You Lose Sleep Over Food-Wine Pairings?

CapitalGazette.com writes:  Have you ever found a recipe you like that tells you to buy a specific wine to complement it? And you can’t find it? Join the crowd of countless people who have visited every wine store in their communities in search of some obscure wine recommended at the end of a recipe. People can obsess over choosing the right wine to serve to company, and that is largely a result of cookbook authors…

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Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta & Herbs Paired with On Point “Christinna’s Cuvee” Pinot Noir, California.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is my first vegetarian pairing. Of course I couldn’t make the WHOLE meal vegetarian…I’m just not quite there yet…not that I want to offend any carrot munchers that might be reading this! Since the Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette is a Mediterranean-esque recipe, I decided to throw some lamb into the mix.  You don’t eat enough lamb! I’ve already decided this for you. You…

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Are Memes the Future of Wine Marketing?

According to Dictionary.com, the definition of a meme is: “a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.” Got that? No, me neither! My rather more un-academic definition is: “…a funny image, most-often seen on social networking sites, which is usually accompanied by a short witty, sarcastic and/or sometimes motivating tagline.” Just to REALLY hammer it home, here’s the Urban Dictionary definition of a meme: “…used…

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Inkblot by Michael David Winery, Cabernet Franc, Lodi, California.

Grapes Mainly Cabernet Franc, with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah blended in.   Facts Have you ever been head-butted in the face by a wine? No? Pour yourself a glass of the Inkblot and you will be! The name should give you a not-so-subtle clue as to what the Michael~David winery are trying to achieve with this juice! With that said, Michael~David aren’t exactly known for their subtle style of winemaking anyway….

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