wine of the month club

Wine of the Month Club ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Paul: I was challenged by my nephew, Michael Dufeki, for a ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  It’s a shout out to Kim Johnson who was just diagnosed with ALS.  Get well soon please. Background: That’s awful! Paul: Mmm… Cabernet. I don’t know.  Challenging Val Levy, and anybody else in the wine business, to try this.  Alright.

Brown Butter Pasta

  Ingredients: 8 oz. Fettuccine 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter 4 Eggs 3/4 cup Pine Nuts Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste) Freshly Grated Parmesan Kosher Salt (to taste) Grated Nutmeg (to taste)   Preparation: 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add pasta 2. Cook, sitrring occasionally, until al dente,… read more »

Sandra’s FAMOUS Crostini

Who doesn’t love a good olive oil & balsamic vinegar combo?! Two nights ago, Sandra made her famous Crostini. So I knew I had to write about it on our blog. Ok..I called it Bruschetta when it is Crostini…regardless, simple recipe that highlights good olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Take a look…and try not to get… read more »

Wine Tasting and Horse Racing

This event has become so popular…the wineries and restaurants call us now! They want in on the action and plenty of action there is: Wine tasting. Horse racing. Fine cuisine. Art show. Silent auction. And just a plain ol’ good time. This is really fun. Living in Arcadia, California we are fortunate to have one… read more »

Nepalese Chicken Tarkari

I can smell this recipe just reading it…wow…and another tough pairing. Most dishes with Indian spices are hard to pair and wine just doesn’t do well with spicy foods.  Traditional wisdom puts a Riesling or Gewurztraminer with this dish…I am out on a limb suggesting our Picpoul de Pinet from Felines Jourdan. You can find… read more »