Cold is Back on the Menu – Here’s How to Warm Up
I just heard on the news that more cold is coming, and with that cold there will be more snow. Old Man Winter sure doesn’t want us getting used to seeing any grass out there. And on what day is that cold and snow supposed to arrive? That would be today: Wednesday.
So with that bit of good news I thought about snow storms and what I like to eat on those cold blustery days in the middle of winter: homemade beef stew.
And what do I pair those stews with? The heartiest wines I can put my hands on … here are a few I would be happy to pair my beef stew days with:
Atalon 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (California) – $36.95
Lots to like here with black currant, black cherry and smoky vanilla on the nose, leading to red and black fruit, gentle spice and a hint of caramel on the finish.
Pirramimma 2010 Petit Verdot (Australia) – $24.95
This one lives up to the PV’s legacy of peppery-spice which wraps plum, raspberry and oak into its cocoon.
Domaine La Guintrandy 2009 Vieilles Vignes Cairanne (France) – $19.95
Savory and juicy are two words I would use to describe this one, with plenty of raspberry and black cherry rolled in fine herbs and spices.