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Wine Wednesday: Coppola Director's Cut Cinema

Posted // April 23,2014   During a recent visit to Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma, I had the opportunity to taste a unique wine called Director's Cut Cinema ($39).

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Monday Meal: Tortellini with Prosciutto & Cream Sauce

Posted // April 21,2014   I really love tortellini pasta. It's so quick and easy to cook, as is this entire recipe. You can have it on the table in about 15 minutes, including prep time.

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Wine Wednesday: A to Z Pinot Noir

Posted // April 16,2014   I love Pinot Noir. If you're reading this, you probably do too. Unfortunately, a lot of the great Pinot Noir is beyond my budget.

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Monday Meal: Spaghetti Carbonara

Posted // April 14,2014   It's never any fun writing check out to the IRS. And, with Tax Day looming, I am desperately in need of my favorite comfort food: Spaghetti Carbonara.

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Wine Wednesday: La Carraia Orvieto

Posted // April 9,2014   One of the best-known wines of Central Italy is Orvieto Classico.

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Monday Meal: Chile-Rubbed Pork Loin

Posted // April 7,2014   I often think of roasting pork loins or tenderloins as "cheating" since they are so easy and quick to do, but they have wonderful flavor when cooked right.

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Wine Wednesday: Aussie Wines @ Boulevard Bistro

Posted // April 2,2014   On Tuesday, April 8th, Boulevard Bistro will host a five-course wine pairing dinner featuring wines from Australia.

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Monday Meal: Italian-Style Slow Cooker Pork

Posted // March 31,2014   I recently bought a new slow cooker and I'm really loving it. It's especially great for slow-braising a dish like this: shredded pork in a tomato-based sauce.

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Wine Wednesday: Ruffino Modus 2011

Posted // March 19,2014   A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for a wine to accompany my recipe for pasta Bolognese. Obviously, Italian wines were on my short list.

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Monday Meal: Corned Beef & Cabbage, A Saga

Posted // March 17,2014   Back when I lived in New York City, there was a string of taverns in Manhattan called the Blarney Stone.

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Wine Wednesday: Dutton-Goldfield @ Snowbird

Posted // March 12,2014   On Saturday, March 22nd, the Lodge Bistro at Snowbird Resort will host a very special wine pairing dinner featuring the wines of Dutton-Goldfield and winemaker/owner Dan Goldfield.

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Monday Meal: Homemade Tortilla Chips

Posted // March 10,2014   One of my family's favorite foods is tortilla chips, which we usually have with guacamole, salsa or use to make nachos. However, it's difficult to find good tortillas chips in the supermarket, so I usually make my own.

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Wine Wednesday: Artesa Chardonnay

Posted // March 5,2014   Should you ever have the opportunity to visit California's Artesa Winery, in Napa, you certainly ought to.

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Monday Meal: Mini Caprese Salad

Posted // March 3,2014   During summer, when our heirloom tomatoes are thriving, there is nothing I like more than a classic Caprese salad.

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Wine Wednesday: A Luberon Value

Posted // February 26,2014   The wines of France's Luberon wine region are often very good values, especially when compared to Bordeaux and Burgundy. During a recent dinner at Faustina, I discovered one such value.

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Monday Meal: National Chili Day!

Posted // February 24,2014   I'm not sure who decides these things, but Thursday, February 27, 2014 is National Chili Day. And, as far as I'm concerned, any excuse to cook up a big pot of chili is a good one.

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Wine Wednesday: Value-Priced Perrin

Posted // February 19,2014   French wine tends to be pricey, but you can often finds bargains in wines from regions of France like the Rhone or Languedoc-Roussillon, for example.

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Monday Meal: Presidential Baby Back Ribs

Posted // February 17,2014   Any excuse to do some grilling or barbecue - President's Day holiday for example - is a good one. I really love having a Monday off to fire up the grill.

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Wine Wednesday: Judd's Hill in SLC

Posted // February 12,2014   One of my favorite California wineries is Judd's Hill Winery and Microcrush, located in Napa Valley. And when Judd Finkelstein, for whom his family's winery is named, is in town fun usually follows.

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