• Balsamic Peppers & Onions for a Week’s Worth of Meals

    by  • October 29, 2012 • 0 Comments


    I’ve always admired those magazine articles that sketch out a whole week of meals based on the inventive use and reuse of a well-planned list of ingredients. You know, the Real Simple “Shop Once and Make 7 Dinners” articles that are presumably for tidy nuclear families of four with busy schedules and a moderate...

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    Elke Vineyards Pinot Noir Vertical

    by  • October 14, 2012 • 0 Comments


    Meeting Mary Elke and tasting through her lineup of wines was one of the highlights of a 2010 trip to California’s Anderson Valley. She and her lovely Pinot Noirs have stayed on my radar ever since, and so when an email came along near the holidays last year, announcing some special pricing on a...

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    WineSkinny.com Shop — OPEN!

    by  • October 1, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Hello all — I’m happy to announce that the first ever WineSkinny.com pop-up shop is now open! There are some special discounts and a nice array of wine accessories — from stocking stuffers to really pretty crystal. Hope you enjoy!

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    Tahini-Mustard Dressing, Bargain Chardonnays

    by  • September 27, 2012 • 0 Comments


    I recently mixed up a batch of this versatile, flavorful dressing/sauce — it’s quick and easy and gives real depth of flavor to everything it meets. Try it as a salad dressing (thin with additional oil, if needed), toss with warm chickpeas for a sort of deconstructed hummus, slather on grilled fish, or heck,...

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    Panatela Pineau des Charentes

    by  • September 5, 2012 • 2 Comments

    The first time I ever had a glass of Pineau des Charentes was after a long, lovely meal in Paris a few years ago. We had actually already paid and walked out of the restaurant when the sight of an open table amongst the sidewalk diners lured us in for an after-dinner drink in...

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    Bargain French Whites for Late Summer

    by  • August 27, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Cheap. French. Whites. Looking back, if I had to pick a wine theme for this summer, that’s what it was. Cheap, French whites. It started with a French wine sale at a local wine store. And rather than splurging on some one special bottle, I just loaded up on Entre-Deux-Mers, and the like. They’ve...

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