So Ladies and Gentlemen, the plot is thickening steadily! Yesterday, I had a conversation with a winery owner who had to trash half a bottling run (!Sob!) because it was ‘corked.’ And of course he has bottled nothing but screwtop for years. The wine was bottled in two batches. The first half, the 8 to… Continue reading More Adventures in Wines that’s “Screwed”
It’s official folks. I finally got a ‘corked’ (i.e. contaminated with either TCA or TBA, ) bottle of wine under a screwtop. I thought I was hallucinating. I left the bottle on the counter and tried it again this morning when my buds were freshest. Still tainted. Wife didn’t like it either. I called the… Continue reading Corked Wine in a Screwtop?
Got a glass of white left over from last night? Here’s a quick and easy dinner, a staple from the Mediterranean. – Brown boneless pork chops in olive oil (2-4) – wipe out pan – add oil & heat pan – dissolve an anchovie filled in the oil or use anchovy paste and stir, about… Continue reading White Wine Leftovers
For those of you who travel with wine, booze, jam, perfume or other spirits this video is a must watch. Torture testing wine luggage
Here’s a chocolate maker, Brix, trying to tilt the chocolate towards wine. They succeed. It’s better than the sweeter commercial pairings to which I’ve been subjected. The suggested pairings here are: Milk Chocolate with Pinot Noir/Port [Ruby & Tawny I suspect]/Riesling/Icewine Medium Dark Chocolate (60%) with Merlot/Shiraz/Zinfandel/Rhone wine. (And this is the best pairing I’ve… Continue reading Chocolate and Red Wine