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Trefethen – A Wine Pairing Experience

April 9, 2011 by  
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Sometimes I wonder how anyone could not be absolutely crazy about food and wine, especially when the two come together in the perfect setting. I was having this thought the other evening as I sat on the patio of my friends’ home enjoying a lovely wine tasting hosted by Hailey Trefethen, of Trefethen Family Vineyards. […]

Smitten with Tzimmukin

February 14, 2011 by  
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I never get tired of discovering new wines. Anticipation of the journey an unopened bottle might take me on is always hopeful, and if I am lucky on a particular day, the destination is divine. Case in point: K1 Tzimmukin Adelaide Hills 2006 by Geoff Hardy. I knew this Shiraz/Cabernet would be assertive and layered with […]

A Destined Pairing

January 3, 2011 by  
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Sometimes a meal and a wine come together in a way that seems destined. When reflecting upon memories of the pairing, one might find it hard to imagine the two without each other. These experiences are usually impossible to recreate because part of the pleasure is the spontaneity of the flavors and aromas coming together […]

A Night to Remember with Trefethen

June 29, 2010 by  
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A good friend turned me on to Trefethen wines last year when he sent me home with 2 bottles of their Oak Knoll District Merlot. When I cracked the first bottle, I quickly realized that the second bottle wasn’t going to survive the night. I was an instant fan, so when the opportunity arose to host a […]

Going Home: The Wine and Dine Edition

May 8, 2010 by  
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Going Home: The Wine and Dine Edition.

The passion for both food and wine was instilled in me by my family from the moment I entered the world, so it made perfect sense that on my recent trip to Denver I made plans to wine and dine the family. I told everyone that one night of the week was mine for the planning…oh yeah, and come hungry and thirsty! I tried to use local Colorado product, support small businesses when available, introduce my family to new flavors, and of course the fresher the better.