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Ecker roter veltliner

Ecker roter veltliner

“I thought you were writing about wine,” Jeff says. “Is that one of those new dog breeds?” No, husband, it’s another grape for the Wine Century Club! And I loved this one, although I don’t think I could have picked it out of a crowd of acidic, light-bodied, pale-yellow compatriots. Delicious it was, though — citric, sharp and Continue reading »

Oct 152014
 

Mysteries abound. Usually when I have a wine in mind to go with a meal, I go to the assigned slot, find it’s missing, curse loudly and make a note to self: fire the inventory clerk. Oh wait, that’s me.

But this time, I knew which wine and exactly where it was–chilling in the downstairs fridge. Since discovering the Wine Century Club, I try new grapes as often as possible. I fell in love with Godello, a wonderful Spanish white grape a couple of months ago. This meal was destined for a 2011 Bodegas Rafael Palacios Valdeorras Sábrego.

The new spiralizer kitchen gadget, a Spirooli, came out of the box. I tried Garlic-Parmesan Zucchini Noodles and Spaghetti Pasta.

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Dinner ready, I popped the cork and sat down to see if my combination worked. It did. Beautifully. Green apple Continue reading »