Powers Merlot

Powers Winery Columbia Valley Merlot 2007 This Washington State Merlot is deep purple, almost inky, so we expected it to be vigorous. But it’s…

Two Whites with the Salmon

The leaves are budding, the daffodils are open, and yesterday the bears strolled through our backyard. It's time to celebrate spring. For our first…

Shrimp + Asparagus + Greens = Spring

Shrimp + Asparagus + Greens = Spring

Here's another three ingredient meal, ready in a few minutes. The Three Ingredients1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined2-3 cups mesclun salad greens, washed…

Un Vin Charmant

Mâcon-LugnyLes Charmes2007 Last week I picked up a bottle of this white Burgundy for about nine dollars. I opened it tonight without great expectations,…

Nine Vines

Angove South AustraliaNine Vines Shiraz Viognier2007 Seeing this bottle on our shelves, a friend remarked, "Shiraz and Viognier. That's an odd combination, right?" Actually,…

Another Three Ingredient Meal

There's been a lot of interest in my recent recipe for a three ingredient meal. Here's another, also featuring chicken. These recipes are quick…

Closing the Loop

Closing the Loop

Every six months or so we box up our saved corks and ship them to friends in New Orleans, Louisiana. Or more precisely, we…