Un Vin Charmant

Mâcon-LugnyLes Charmes2007 Last week I picked up a bottle of this white Burgundy for about nine dollars. I opened it tonight without great expectations,…

Nine Vines

Angove South AustraliaNine Vines Shiraz Viognier2007 Seeing this bottle on our shelves, a friend remarked, "Shiraz and Viognier. That's an odd combination, right?" Actually,…

Another Three Ingredient Meal

There's been a lot of interest in my recent recipe for a three ingredient meal. Here's another, also featuring chicken. These recipes are quick…

Closing the Loop

Closing the Loop

Every six months or so we box up our saved corks and ship them to friends in New Orleans, Louisiana. Or more precisely, we…

Fettucini (Almost) Alfredo

Sometimes I make the best food when I'm not paying attention. I started cooking last night in the midst of an animated discussion with…

Easy Corn Chowder

Peering into my larder last night, tired after a long day skiing, I realized I had all the ingredients for the perfect comfort food,…

Early Bloomer

Casa PortaWinemaker Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenère2007 This Chilean wine is bright purplish-red and foams a little when it's swirled. Both signs indicate youth, so we…

DishAspen

We're just back from a much-needed vacation in Aspen, Colorado. My uber-experienced skier husband Steve spent the week in Telemark gear, skinning up 12,000…