When I spotted this wine at Astor Wines in New York, I had to buy it, loved the label and the magical images it aroused in my mind. A wonderful wine made by 5th Generation wine makers who bring the best of the modern to decades old traditions including “music therapy in the cellar.”
The Wine: Fatalone® Teres Puglia Primitivo
The Food: Pancetta, Arugula, Tomato Pasta with fresh herbs, my own recipe
The Place: Home, with Sweet Memories of a Trip to Puglia
The Lower East Side of New York City abounds in dining adventures, Yunnan Kitchen is one that is now a favorite of ours. Enjoyed many dishes, “Dian Cuisine…a crisp and colorful fusion of flavors.” And two excellent Rhone Wines.
The Wines: Cave Des Vignerones D'estezargues, Plein Sud, Viognier/ Roussanne and Domaine des Romarins, Côtes du Rhône, Grenache/Syrah/Mouvedre $$
The Food: A southwest Chinese feast in three courses
I would never have thought to pair a red Bordeaux wine with Asian food, but some times you have to let your imagination run wild. Contemplating dinner at the new Ani Ramen House I was thinking that authentic Ramen has rich rustic flavors and so a rich rustic wine was in order.
The Wine: Chateau Macay, Côtes de Bourg, Bordeaux, France $$
The Food: Exciting, authentic, delicious Ramen and other delights
After a wonderful afternoon on the beach with Diana, and best friends Cathy and Conrad, we decide to try a Thai place in Sea Girt. Of course I came prepared with two wines that I thought might go well with Thai cuisine.
The Wine: Chateau de Jonquiers Corbières, Grenache Syrah, and Avant-Garde, Sauvignon Blanc, Val D’Orbieu Cooperative $$-$$$