Is Your Wine Faulty?

Today’s newsletter is part two of how to spot wine faults: Is it you or is that wine off? I won’t repeat the article here but I thought I make a post so that you can comment on the issue or ask questions. Have you ever run into a faulty wine in a restaurant? Are you reluctant to send it back? Is mostly corked wine that you’ve encountered or others? Look forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Natalie

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About the Blog

  After ten years of resistance and sheer stubbornness, I’ve finally launched a blog! Why did I resist so long? Well, I worried about whether I could keep the content fresh and wondered if anyone would  it read it all. Now you can see why I drink for a living. What I’d like to know from you is what you’d like me to cover and how you’d like me to approach this? Do you really want to know what I drank last night or should we keep it high level? I’d also welcome any feedback on making the blog user-friendly […]

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New Wine Reviews

Number of Wines Recommended: 56 Review date: October 10, 2009 The highlights in this Vintages release include: – 22 wines under $20 – Best value white: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with pure grassy goodness for vegetarian dishes and quiche $14.95 – Favorite white: Voluptuous California Chardonnay for roast chicken 93/100 – Best value red: Supple, full-bodied Chilean Carmenère for hamburgers and steak $14.95 – Favorite red: Blackberry-rich Australian Shiraz for fajitas 93/100 – Favorite red: Dense, round, supple and full-bodied Spanish Cabernet for brisket and prime rib 93/100 Free sample wine reviews with tasting notes, scores & recipes: Here is […]

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Thyme Roast Chicken

Thyme Roast Chicken I once heard Jacques Pepin being asked on a radio interview what his all time favorite dish to prepare was. this was the dish he instantly shot out. I have used it frequently ever since, and once you get a taste of how delicious and easy it is, so will you! This recipe comes from Alona Martinez Serves 4 Level of difficulty: easy 1 organic free-range chicken 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 4 sprigs fresh thyme For the gravy: 1/2 cup white wine plus 3 tablespoons 1 […]

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