She says: They’re in the Barrel Room!
She says: Amazing! Pinot Noir grapes as they are being processed. So cool!
Beautiful morning fog to make the fall harvest cooler! Recorded live in Carneros this morning! Dijon clone of chardonnay.
Click the picture, it will take you to the video – it takes a couple of seconds to start, but it’s so worth waiting 2 seconds.
She said: I can’t believe I used to be a vegetarian and used to eat raw broccoli all the time. Now, I hate broccoli. In fact, I don’t know anyone who likes broccoli. But today is National Women’s Health and Fitness day, so what better way to celebrate than figure out which wine goes with broccoli and find a good broccoli recipe?
I have finally found a broccoli recipe that doesn’t make me barf. From the lovely Barefoot Contessa with a few variations by me because the only thing I hate more than broccoli is cooking.
Barefoot Contessa’s Awesome Broccoli
For purists, you’ll probably be happier tasting it with the white wine.
Did you choose a different wine? Tell me about it!
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Does wine count as a serving of fruit?
She says: I totally have this one, honey!
He says: You realize of course that we are not doctors of anything, right? And we have no authority to speak on this subject?
She says: Yes.
She continues: Remember the day we wrote down the math? So to answer this question, I refer to my mostly sober notes:
Does wine count as a serving of fruit? Yes. Several servings actually. The almost accurate math:
1 bottle = approx. 2.4 pounds of grapes
1 bottle pours approx 4 glasses of wine
2.4 lbs of grapes divided by 4 glasses of wine = .6 lbs of grapes.
Ergo you are drinking .6 lbs of grapes and that is at least 2 servings of grapes in a respectable household
He says: And in the dis-respectable household?
She says: I’m not one to judge. They can eat as much as they want.
She says: I love movies… so convenient, so easy to watch over and over again. But I REALLY love a good play. Remember the book and movie Sideways, the tale of two friends for an “end of bachelorhood” wine weekend? Now there’s a stage play. 4 sure! Any trick I can find to get He to a live theater, I’m using it.
Apparently they are serving very fine Pinot Noir each evening in the proper stem ware, too. So, check it out!
I have a feeling I’ll be seeing this more than once.
Show times and theater location for Sideways the play: http://www.ruskingrouptheatre.com/
Big thanks to our friends at The Daily Sip for this news! Click here and you can read their interview with writer Rex Pickett.
She says: Another recycling idea for wine corks: Use wine corks for graphics in your next PowerPoint presentation! Thanks to The Drinks Business for this hilarious and brilliant leadership.