Articles Tagged: Syrah

Wine and Candy Pairings for Halloween

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Our friends at Hob Nob wine recently sent us a Halloween present of wine and candy. Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than that. If you added ice cream, you would be combining all of my vices. Plus the Hob Nob Halloween gift gave us an idea for an article on wine-candy pairings for adult trick or treating this Halloween.

We thought that the wine and candy pairing was a brilliant idea for Halloween. For … Read more

Cooking My Way Back Home – Literary Monday

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For the past few weeks, we have been reviewing books related to wine and spirit histories and memoirs and drink recipes.  So, we have decided to mix it up a bit and are reviewing a cookbook.  After all, you do need some food to accompany all that booze.  This week’s pick is Cooking My Way Back Home by Mitchell Rosenthal of San Francisco’s Town Hall, Postrio, Anchor & Hope and Salt House.  I will freely … Read more

14 Hands Hot to Trot – Wine Wednesday

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As the warm weather turns cold, I turn my attention to bigger fruity red wines. For some reasons, big red wines brings comfort. Maybe it’s because big red wines go so well with stews and heavy meat dishes, winter staples. I think of it as the macaroni and cheese of the wine world. For some reason, when I drink it, it increases my happiness level, or maybe that’s just the alcohol kicking in.

Believe it … Read more

Toad’s Hollow Erik’s the Red – Wine Wednesday

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We apologize that this week’s Wine Wednesday is more like a Wine Thursday.  We have a new writer that has taken over this column that has been having technical issues.  I am resuming this week’s Wine Wednesday and bringing you a mighty fine wine from California (it’s not from any particular region because the grapes are sourced all over California).

Toad’s Hollow was a winery started in 1993 by Rodney Strong (of the Rodney Strong … Read more

Wine for Day of the Dead

On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, we came across a bottle of wine that we could not resist! As I have mentioned beore, I used to pick my wine based on the wine bottle. I will admit that I still indulge in this selection process when the wine is at a low enough price point. What can I say, I really like attractive and interesting wine bottles. I am not saying that all wine … Read more

Moulin de Gassac Aniane Rose Guilhem 2010 Pays d’Herault Review – Wine Wednesday

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It’s July with days of unseasonably warm weather in San Francisco (almost shocking really and am convinced it’s to make up for the horrible Spring). In warm weather, my mind wonders to rosé which is perhaps the most understood wine of modern times (thanks to White Zinfandel). Rosés are wonderful wines—an almost perfect blend between white and red—and works perfectly with fish and summer tomatoes.

I went hunting for a rosé to bring you for … Read more