Category Archives: Food

Shh! This ine-way is iodynamic-bay…

[A word of warning — this is a long, dense blog post.  But have no fear, there’s still a recipe at the end!  Also, this post was the subject of a Wine Beserkers discussion forum, and the questions from readers … Continue reading

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Another travelogue for another busy week

As I’ve said before, I try not to write gratuitous travel posts without a direct wine connection.  But after returning Monday night from France and – unplanned – the Netherlands (two days later than we had intended because of an … Continue reading

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South of our usual destination

Some of you have been asking when we’re going to stop going on and on about France and get to some other wine-producing countries.  Like Spain, for instance.  And with good reason – Spain has great wines.  I got to … Continue reading

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Rustic Apple Meatloaf

Here’s the perfect easy and delicious meatloaf recipe.   The applesauce and the mustard glaze add the perfect amount of moistness, apple flavor and bite. Don’t make this in a loaf pan; the freeform shape gives it that just right rustic look and delicious crust.  … Continue reading

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Wine — Do You Grow into It?

The Gallup organization released the results of its annual survey on alcohol consumption earlier this week.  More of you drank this year than last year – the percentage of adults who consume alcohol rose from 64 to 67 percent.  This … Continue reading

Posted in Cave la Vinsobraise, Côtes du Rhône Wines, Domaine Chaume-Arnaud, Food, french wine, Musings/Lectures/Rants, recipes, Tom Natan, wine delivery washington dc | 2 Comments

A travelogue for a busy week

When we started this blog, I said to myself that I wouldn’t post gratuitous vacation/wine trip photos if there wasn’t a back story about a winemaker or a particular wine. Today I’m throwing that out the window.  Not because I … Continue reading

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Brain Freeze

When it’s hot out – like it is these days – you want something cold to drink.  The colder the better.  Bring on the iced mugs of beer, iced tea, and lemonade.  Or the soda that’s cold enough to freeze … Continue reading

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Veggie Heaven

This year we too have fallen prey to the edible landscaping/kitchen garden/roof garden/back to nature media groundswell.  If we weren’t having such a great time, we’d be embarrassed by how quickly we jumped on the bandwagon.  The overabundance of fresh vegetables … Continue reading

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Good Cheap Wine!

French wine has an exalted reputation in the U.S. — so exalted, in fact, that some people think they can only afford French wines for special occasions.  Or that the wines are so snobby and intimidating that people don’t want to buy them.  Some … Continue reading

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Sober Wine on a Tall Mountain

Honestly, I try not to be a travel bragger.  Really.  I know I’m lucky to have a job that takes us to wonderful places, tasting delicious things, and meeting great people.  And even after going back to the same small … Continue reading

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