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Torrontes- The White Wine of Argentina

I have recently fallen in love with Torrontes wine, and I will unabashedly and eagerly introduce you to this amazing varietal.
One sip for me was all it took to be lurched out of my standard white phase of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio and into the lush and richly flavored Torrontes, a grape with a […]

Amarone Meets Rossini and Callas

Frank’s Food and Wine Pairing
I’ve always wondered why Rossini retired at the height of his fame. One day he was at the peak of popularity, the next he vanished from the musical scene of his day.
The story goes that he decided to quit writing operas so he could go home, eat, and enjoy the company […]

Wine and Food Matching Notes From Imbibe Magazine

Imbibe is a UK bi-monthly targeting the on-trade wine and drinks market. It is not really the type of magazine we cover over on Paper Palate but I thought there are a couple of interesting wine articles that deserved a wider audience.
Over on The Spirit World I’ve covered the magazines Vodka Tasting but it was […]

Sangiovese With Food

That great little book by Brian St Pierre, The Wine Lover Cooks Italian, has several suggestions for matching Sangiovese with food.
His Tips to Successful Matches with Chianti suggests

The Tuscan speciality crostini - thin slices of toasted bread rubbed with olive oil and spread with chicken liver is a perfect match, as is calves’ liver and […]

Sauvignon Blanc with Food

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most versitile of wines when it comes to matching with food. Whether your bottle comes from the hills of Sancerre or from the coast of New Zealand the style of the wine is easy to match with food. 
My newly favourite ‘wine with food book’ - What To Eat With […]

White Chile

Quick Quiz: Name the country in the Western Hemisphere with the longest tradition of wine production…
Considering I’ve already given away the answer, if you answered “The United States,” “Peru,” or “Trinidad & Tobago” – you may stand in the corner for the duration of this installment. Observant readers have already fixed their collective gaze south […]

Getting a jump on Valentine’s Day — wine and chocolate

Ask me about Valentine’s Day in a non-cynical moment and I’ll actually focus on the positive. Valentine’s Day should be a day to do something good for your beloved. Gifts, romantic gestures, etc. are commonplace. (Cynical Mike says, “Why shouldn’t that be every day?” Down boy.) Two traditions stand out for me — wine and […]

Wine or Lemon with Dinner

Holly Howell of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle recently jumped up on a soapbox in favor of the benefits of wine with dinner.  We already know about the health benefits from both white and red wine, but did you know that wine can actually make your food taste better?
Howell compared the effects of drinking wine […]

Wines From Delicious Magazine

I have a Spittoon article fermenting on the subject of sustainable agriculture verses organic (to me the former is preferable) but Organic rules the roost (or barrique) at the moment.
Three organic wines are recommended in this months Delicious (reviewed on Paper Palate) -
 Waitrose Italian Rosso, 2005, Marche, Italy (Waitrose £4.99) “easy-drinking, gentle organic red with appealing […]

Greetings and Gewürztraminer

Hello everyone. I guess I’m the newest contributor to Wine Sediments. My name’s Mike, and I’m the proprietor of a blog called The Naked Vine. My shtick is to find decent, interesting wine under $15 a bottle. I hope I can be a good resource for some of you.
As I get underway here — I’ll […]