Posts Tagged ‘Chicken’

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 180: Roastin’ Chickens and Rockin’ Cabs

January 26, 2018

As I was cooking some Blue Apron roast chicken tonight, I was thinking about the perfect wine to pair with it, and I came up with this sample from the ol’ cellar…

Cornerstone Cellars 2014 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

The Cornerstone Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cab, and comes in at $75 a bottle.  Let’s pop that cork and give it a taste…

Yup!  That was a good one.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Wine was provided as a sample for review by the winery.  Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on your favorite podcast app).

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Golly Gee (S.M.)!

July 12, 2013

At this point, we know each other pretty well, right?

So…

What would you say if I told you that I just tasted one of my favorite wines of the year (so far)… and it was only SEVEN DOLLARS?!?!?!?!

First, let me show you what I made for dinner…

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Rosemary Chicken, Mushroom & Bell Pepper Skewers, and Grilled Cabbage Slaw

Now…

After Kara and I picked up most of our ingredients from our local farm stand, we swung by Trader Joe’s to get some organic, free-range chicken breasts.  While browsing the wine aisle to find the perfect pairing, I came across this bad boy…

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Pontificis 2011 Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre

Now…

You know that I am a big fan of Rhone-style wines.

You also know that I’ve been loving the value and quality of wines coming from the Languedoc-Roussillon in Southern France.

So…

When I see a seven dollar Languedoc composed of the popular GSM Rhone blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (30%), and Mourvedre (20%), you know I’m going to be all over it.

But…

Does it deliver?

Hells to the yeahs, it does!

Note: I opened, and poured, this wine a good 45 minutes before tasting it.

Color: A dense, and inky, deep ruby red.

Nose: Beautiful notes of dusty chocolate with fresh strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry fruits.

Taste: Though young, this wine has a medium body of very soft, and approachable tannins.  The front palate starts off strong with dense and brambly fruits of blackberry and dark cherry, which transition nicely to a mid-palate of cranberries and orange zest.  On the finish, these fruits begin to raisinate, and show off a wonderfully long, acidic finish.

Score: Wow!  This wine is a strong 91+… And I almost feel bad scoring it that low.  My only reservation is that this wine appears to lack the ageability of a truly fine wine… But… C’mon guys… This wine is what it is.  This is a fantastic wine that is ready to be consumed right, the F, now… And the great part is that you can find this at your local Trader Joe’s… Right.  The F.  Now.  Of course, if you shop at my local TJ’s, you’re gonna have some trouble finding it.  I’m buying them all up.  Right.  The.  F.  Now.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s the best seven dollar wine you’ve ever had?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 106: Chicken, Waffles, and Wine!

June 22, 2013

In this episode, Jeff pairs KFC and Homemade Waffles with Wine!

Food Pairing:

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Chicken, Waffles, and Sparkling Wine!

Wine Tasted:

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Korbel 2009 Natural

After the Fact:

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Stay Rad,

Jeff

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 49: Does Meric Have Merit?

June 19, 2012

In this episode Jeff tries another Cru Bourgeois from 2009, and looks for advice on his upcoming trip to Japan.

Wine Tasted:

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Chateau Meric 2009 Medoc

Pairing:

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Grilled Chili Lime Spiced Chicken and Corn with a Clean Green Salad topped with Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette.

Stay Rad,

Jeff


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