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|Friday| PS Valentino

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 20, 2013

PS Valentino Vin Bar at Hotel Derek

 

Houston, Texas

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|Saturday| Paolo Basso

Posted in Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on September 14, 2013

Paolo Basso is the 2013 Best Sommelier of the World

2013 Best Sommelier | (Svizzera) Italia

Expert in fine and rare wines, especially in old vintages.  Lecturer and wine teacher.

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|Thursday| Farro Salad with Oven Roasted Grapes and Autumn Greens

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on September 12, 2013

Farro Salad with oven-roasted grapes and autumn greens

 

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups of seedless red grapes, halves crosswise
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 bunches Concord grapes
3 ounces farro
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 small red onions, sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
4 cups mixed small greens such as baby kale, baby Swiss chard, red mustard, and red mizuna

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Arrange red grapes on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkled 3/4 teaspoon salt. Concord grape bunches in the center of red grapes. Bake until grapes have shrunk about half their size but are still juicy, about 1 hour 30 minutes.  Let cool.
2.  Meanwhile, combine farro, 1 tablespoon rosemary, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in medium saucepan; cover with water by 1 inch. Bring to a simmer, and cook until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain, and transfer to a bowl.
3.  Heat 1 tablespoon oil in medium skillet over medium high heat. Cook onions and remaining tablespoon rosemary for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until onions are golden brown, about 2 minutes more.  Add 1 tablespoon oil.  Flip onions, and season with a pinch of salt.  Cook, flipping, until onions are tender and browned on both sides, 8 to 10 minutes more.  Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar and remaining 2 tablespoons oil.  Pour mixture over farro; toss.  Season with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.  Stir in red grapes.  Let stand for 20 minutes.
4.  Gently stir in greens just before serving. Arrange salad on platter, and garnish with bunches of Concord grapes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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|Thursday| Picture of the day

Posted in Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on September 12, 2013

Wines of Chile Colchagua Valley

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|Saturday| Humor

Posted in Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on September 7, 2013

Blind Wine Tasting

I drink wine because I don't want to keep things bottled up

Wine Branding

Not much just flushing out my arteries

 

If you are agitated and confused my work here is done

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|Saturday| Stupid Bags

Posted in Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on September 7, 2013

Stupid Bags

 

Sold in England

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|Saturday| Laltre

Posted in Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on September 7, 2013

Laltre wine by Dorian

 

Dorian

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|Friday| Vino Loco

Posted in Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on September 7, 2013

 

Vino Loco by Lola Madrid

Lola Madrid

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|Friday| Typography

Posted in Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on September 7, 2013

Wine Label

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|Friday| Birtok Bor Hrsz. 737

Posted in Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on September 7, 2013

Hrsz. 737 Wine Label by Kira Koroknai Vinum Vine

Hrsz. 737 Wine Label by Kira Koroknai 1

Hrsz. 737 Wine Label by Kira Koroknai

Hrsz. 737 Wine Label by Kira Koroknai 2

Csetvei Winery | Kira Koroknai

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|Thursday| Wine and food pairing charts

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 5, 2013

Wine and food pairing chart

 

Wine and food pairing

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|Thursday| Wine profiling

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 5, 2013

Wine Flavor Profile Chart

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|Thursday| Wine in Morocco

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on September 5, 2013

Wine thrives in Muslim Morocco

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