Archive for January, 2011

2008 Feudo Arancio Pinot Noir Sicilia

Saturday’s are about a “over $10, less than $20” reds. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot to drink that’s aged well sitting around in the supermarket or liquor store. Beyond the Beaujolais, Pinot Noir is the next thing that’s nearly ready to drink from the vintages available at the store. I ran into the Feudo Arancio Pinot Noir after having […]


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2009 Babich Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

While the “under $10” category is getting a little narrow, the “over $10, under $20” is going to be a lot of fun. For the foreseeable future, Fridays will be all about 2009 vintage Sauvignon Blancs. I really enjoy the grape variety and the wine’s tang/zing is a great match for both the foods I […]


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Lapostolle Casa Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Rapel Valley Chile

If all there was to wine was the nose, this would be a really great wine. The bouquet was really nice. Getting lots of crisp fruity citrus smells for under $10 is a bargin waiting to happen. However, tasting the 2009 Lapostolle Casa Sauvignon Blanc left a bit to be desired. For me, the acidity […]


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Pleasurable Education

So far I’m off to a flying start with my culinary 2011 objectives. I’ve signed up to take 2 classes at our local continuing education center. One is on “Filled Pasta” and the other on Seasonings. I’m looking forward to both! On the other end, I’m really enjoying “getting into wine”. So far I’ve checked […]


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Western Caribbean Cruise 2011

Left Bradley at 3:22 PM. A clear-of-snow runway had the the plane aloft carrying a less-than-full load. Greg was really nervious on take off but by 20 min into it he was visibally better. Yvette playing “Angry Birds” on the iPad. It’s been a while since I’ve flown so some new things: Credit cards for […]


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Onward 2011

Pulling my sights from the rear-view and looking ahead to 2011, I wanted to jot down these items as things to guide my culinary path: learn about (and enjoy) wine attend at least 1 cooking class (not a cooking demo) for my daughter, make a “from scratch cake” with home-made icing that she enjoys continue to […]


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