As it is, a poached egg on toast is a pretty special thing. But Heidi at 101 Cookbooks has an elegant variation that sounds like the perfect quick fall dinner: eggs poached in white wine, served on a piece of avocado toast. Um, yes please.
Wine of the Week: Enamore by Bodega Renacer Region & Country: Mendoza, Argentina Price: $27
Continuing my South American travels, this week I am writing about a wonderful visit to Bodega Renacer in Argentina’s Mendoza region. There is so much to write about, but today I am going to focus on Enamore – Renacer’s seductive, opulent Amarone-style wine.
I am such a fan of the after-dinner drink. Sure, you've had your bubbly to start, and your red wine with the meal, but hopefully you've saved a little room for a digestif, a hot tipple to round off the meal and smooth your way into the evening.
For our small, swanky Thanksgiving menu, I knew I wanted just such a drink, leaving something warm in guests' hands as they lingered around the table, talking into the evening. And the right book fell into my lap the moment I needed it. Here is the winter cocktail you're waiting for: A hot cranberry punch from Maria del Mar Sacasa, author of Winter Cocktails.
Halloween in many ways kicks off the holiday season. It is a time for fancy dress, a time of ghost stories and pumpkins, a time to party. You probably have your costume all sorted, but what about the wine for your spooky Halloween gathering? In keeping with the spirit of this spooky holiday let’s see what fun, bloodthirsty wines we can find.
It is not everyday that I exclaim "oh my goodness" when I visit a wine region for the first time. Well it happened recently when I visited Viña Leyda in Chile’s ultra cool (or should I say cold) Leyda Valley. The Leyda Valley is rapidly, and deservedly so, gaining a reputation as a leading producer of refreshing, cool climate Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah wines.
When choosing wines to go with a meal like Anjali's Indian-themed sweet potato buffet you might initially feel a little perplexed. How can you pick a wine to pair perfectly with so many different and mainly spicy flavors?
As most readers know, I have been visiting wineries in Chile and Argentina for the past eight days. I can honestly say that it a long time since I came across such an array of wines that offer both very high quality and incredible value. First up is a range of four varietal wines that you may already be familiar with called Root:1. Suggested retail price is $12 but you often find the wines for less. Here's what I am enjoying about them.
Having just visited Argentina, I declare that I am in love with Mendoza. Mendoza is a wine word – a word that you regularly see on Argentinean wine labels. Mendoza is the largest and most important wine-producing region in Argentina. Read on to find out more about this magnificent region, best known for its delicious Malbec wines.