Category Archives: Food

Wild Asparagus and Wines – Yes, A Pairing is Possible

wild Bath asparagus wine pairing savor the harvest

Each year beginning in spring, I look for a vegetable slightly resembling asparagus. Sometimes called Bath Asparagus or Spiked Star of Bethlehem, it is distantly related to the common green asparagus we know. Just as delicious, I buy it often during the short availability window it appears in farmers’ markets and stores. With a milder flavor than green asparagus and… Read more »

Cellar Barbara Forés Abrisa’t, A Mother – Daughter Wine Goes Brisado

Cellar Barbara Forés Abrisa't

Today we share a holiday week wine from Granache Blanc pioneer Cellar Barbara Forés. Called ‘brisado’ in Spanish (orange wine), here Granacha Blanca (white Grenache) is skin-macerated and aged in clay amphorae 6-months. This method was a traditional and locally called ‘brisados’ then somewhere as time passed was forgotten. Mother daughter team Carmen Ferrer and Pili Sanmartín Ferrer decided to… Read more »

Keftedes with Cilantro Avocado Sauce Play With Tradition

lamb meatballs recipe wine pairing

Who doesn’t love meatballs, right?!? I remember the ones my mom made when I was a kid. She used recipes from both our Greek and Italian American neighbors. The Greek version still excite me, full of flavors from spices, herbs and feta cheese. To celebrate spring I recently made a rendition of Greek meatballs, also known as Keftedes and paired… Read more »

Blueberry Galette, Savory Style with Loire Valley Rosé

blueberry goat cheese galette

Simple, tasty and easy, this savory style blueberry galette and a glass of Loire Valley dry rosé might just be the best combo yet.