Cava & Que

You know what’s a good pairing…”Cava and Que” (as in barbecue). To be specific it’s Virgil’s Real BBQ and and Vilarnau NV Brut Cava. The bubbles help to bring out all of the flavors in the meat and sauce. It’s such a perfect pairing. Also cava is perfect for sippin’in the summer on it’s own or in sparkling wine cocktail. […]

A White Wine Christmas

White wine has become a hit during the  December holiday season. When you dream of a white Christmas, let it be about the wine. Here are some white wines from around the world that will have you singing “ fa la la la la la la la”.   La Chablisienne Pas Si Petit Chablis  ($16.99) If you like Chardonnay then […]

Tempted by Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a wine that’s on the come up. It’s slowly, but surely taking center stage. A good day to get it in is November 9th which is “International Tempranillo Day”. I had the opportunity to catch up with Ana Fabiano, Rioja’s North American Ambassador and author of the The Wine Region of Rioja. We talked Tempranillo and Rioja… of course: YS: […]

Juvé & Camps Cava Pinot Noir Rosé Brut

A lovely salmon colored Cava is made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes. On the nose are notes of fresh red apple and strawberries to hints of honey white flowers and toasted almond. It’s an intense and bold bubbly. Winemaker’s notes: From the beginning, the winery’s philosophy has been to use only traditional, high-quality winemaking practices. Its Cava is made in […]

Pompette Notes: Torres Celeste Crianza 2012

A bodacious 100% Tempranillo from Spain. The Torres Celeste Crianza, 2012 caught my eye when I visited Torres Winery in Spain. It’s a dark and juicy red with aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and rose petals. It’s the kinda wine that is great with meat and hard cheeses. Winemaker’s notes: Luminous morello cherry red with garnet highlights. Intense aromas of wild blackberries […]

Weekly Menu: Hawaiian Chicken, Old-Fashion Cheese Burgers, Salmon Salad, Havarati Souffle, & Skinny Mint Cookies

The wine for this week’s menu is Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut, a sparkling wine that you can sip on every day. It is affectionately known as the “Black Bottle Bubbly”. It’s a versatile cava that is under $10 buck. Cheers! Monday: Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken on Tuesday: Truffle Roasted Potatoes on My Recipes Wednesday: Old- Fashioned Cheeseburgers on Martha Stewart […]

Ribera y Rueda: Wines From Spain

While at Wine Blogger Con luxuriating in the Finger Lakes, I had the opportunity to learn a little more about wines from Spain in the Ribera y Rueda seminar. The two regions have joined forces to promote their wines in a united front. Each region has something very unique and delicious to offer. In the Rueda region, you will find […]