Low + Slow: Hearty Soups, Winter Stews & Braised Meat Recipes
I can’t think of any seasonal eating that I’m more enthusiastic about embracing each year than the arrival of braised dishes for fall. These recipes bring together complex and concentrated…
Wine of the Week #1524: 2007 Clos Figueras Priorat
If you’ve been following our newsletters for any period of time, you’ll know that I’ve got a bit of a thing for old vines – and the impact they can have on wine quality: low yields, stunning complexity and breathtaking concentration.
Spot Offer #102: Stunning 95 Point Grand Cru Burgundy
Since its acquisition by the famous family wine company Bollinger (of Champagne fame), Chanson has been on an exciting and accelerated quality trajectory. Thoughtful Sommeliers and serious wine collectors are gravitating to the house style at Chanson: serious structure, freshness, elegance, minerality and cellaring potential.
Spot Offer #101: 2003 Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia
On the glorious and fortunate occasion when one pulls the cork from a bottle of wine made by Lopez de Heredia, there is no risk of suffering from the illusion that there is anything ubiquitous about the extraordinary nectar that spills forth with each glass. Vina Tondonia is the flagship bottling from a storied producer; a wine of exceptional pedigree and privileged terroir.
Spot Offer #100: Sparkling Addition to Summer Brunches
Its purchase by Bollinger in 2005 was the beginning of a marked renaissance for Champagne Ayala, highlighted by complete restoration of the winemaking facilities and the arrival of a new staff. Today, the House only employs about 15 people, keeping true to the spirit of its origin as a small artisan family producer.
Wine of the Week #1516: Vina Mayor Ribera del Duero
Our two cents? These are amongst the best BBQ wines made anywhere on the planet. The density of fruit and richness of these wines gives them the stuffing to match up well with boldly flavoured grilled meats as well as the strong flavours often found in the spices and sauces adorning them.
Wine of the Week #1514: Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904
“At this quality level the price is superb especially considering that the wine is being released 10 years after the vintage..” – 96/100 Points – Luis Gutierrez / eRobertParker.com
Kabobs, Skewers, Souvlaki, Brochettes, Satay & Other Assorted Meat on a Stick
Whether we’re talking kabobs, skewers, souvlaki, brochettes, satay or any one of a myriad of regional food classics showcasing tasty morsels of meat, fish, poultry, game or the finest farm fresh fruits and vegetables, when it comes to meat on a stick, what was once tasty street food is quickly being elevated to a loftier culinary position.