What Goes With What // Food and wine pairings recommended by Woody

Here’s Some Sparkling Winners for the 2017 Holidays

Bouvet Signature Brut 2015 fruity and rather soft “a good party wine” – $13 Korbel Brut California Organic Grapes NV  – Crisp and lively with easygoing flavors – $14 Scharffenberger Brut Rosé Mendocino County Excellence NV – Fresh and festive with floral strawberry aromas –…

Pairings with Chinese Food

I have come across some more specific recommendations for wine and Chinese and still can’t believe how little is actually written about it. Again my reminder stay away from big tannic wine and think soft and fruity as in a fruity rosé – the Merlot…

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Woody's Whines // Woody's thoughts and opinions on a variety of subjects

And the Winner is…

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Actually loyal readers I have two winners to report on in what is a unique situation for this edition of the Whine. You hopefully will recall that the last addition of Woody’s Whine was…

So a Blaze Designer Decides to Make a Meatloaf

I made a meatloaf the other day from what might be called an old fashioned recipe that I found to be credited to the late fashion designer, Bill Blass. I have no idea where he got the recipe or why his name is attached. My…

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Wine Reviews // Tasty and reasonably priced reviews

Bordeaux You Could Actually Buy

Research tells me that the second label bottles of many Bordeaux wines – that’s what doesn’t fit in the first blend of major Chateaus, will be outstanding and probably at very good prices, a reflection of the old saw, “a rising tide lifts all boats”…..

A Whine of Wines

A Whine of Wines What follows is not truly a full Whine but it’s sort of a Whine and it’s about wine or should I say it’s information about wine that has come passed me recently and I as your faithful scribe am passing on…

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Woody's Recipes // Great meals to go with great wines

Linguine with Tuna Arugula Anchovies and Capers

Have everything prep and ready to go as this comes together pretty quickly. I’m thinking you could use domestic tuna packed in oil to save a few dollars as tuna is not a major flavor component and melds with all the other flavors. I might…

Bacon Jam with Onion Garlic Coffee Balsamic Brown Sugar Maple Syrup

Bacon, egg, cheese and bacon jam breakfast muffin.

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Latest Podcasts // Audio from interviews with the industry greats

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Our most recent wine adventure was a week long visit to the Willamette Valley wine country of western Oregon, what a remarkable area and what spectacular wines. It was the first week of October and the weather was terrific, sunny, warm and windy – they…

Michael Chiarello

Chef and Retailer Michael Chiarello

As I travel and taste I always have my recorder and camera with me and I share those interviews with you at What Goes With What. We met at a wine tasting event in Chicago and on a trip to Napa and Sonoma I had an opportunity…

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