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Wine Insiders — The Real Deal Review Is Super Helpful 

I was recently provided with an opportunity to sample several wines from the direct-to-consumer online wine shop Wine Insiders. My goal in this write-up is to offer readers my real deal review about their wines and online wine shop. In these unusual times, more and more...
Bottle Notes

Quick Sip: Tamellini Soave 2017 

This ‘Quick Sip’; Tamellini Soave 2017, produced in Veneto, Italy, in the sub-region of Soave, and made of 100% Garganega grapes. Brothers Gaetano and Pio Francesco, cofounders of Az. Agr. Tamellini has a long history in vineyard cultivation, but it wasn’t until 1998 when they...
Delicious Dish

Recipe: Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs 

I made wine-braised beef short ribs a few nights back, and “Wow,” oh my goodness, they were mouthwatering—and I’m not exaggerating at all. Talk about tender and super flavorful, and if you cook them right, the meat just melts in your mouth. Bone-in short ribs...
Delicious Dish

Recipe: Extreme Grilled Paella 

Its official name is “Extreme Grilled Paella,” which is in my top ten list of dishes to cook. The name is my own brainchild, and my version is an adaptation to the traditional version created in Spain. Let me tell you, people, this dish is...
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Supporting Local Wineries 

It is no secret, many local wineries are small businesses. Wineries rely heavily on events, wine clubs, and retail and tasting room sales to keep their doors open. Throughout the wine world, the emphasis has been placed on supporting local wineries. But the call to...