Posts tagged "Portugal"

Greeked-up Hanger & Skordali√° With 2007 Quinta do Vallado Tinto

Greeked-up Hanger & Skordali√° With 2007 Quinta do Vallado Tinto
The marriage of a Greek to a Portuguese would be a weird one. All that Greeky gregariousness mixing with Portuguese reticence and historical sadness? Odd hook-up in my book. Or maybe it would work. Certainly did in the food and wine realm last night. Greek food isn't defined by its bigness. It's defined by its contrast of earthiness and brightness. This Douro red slides right in by offering exactly that - earthy, spicy, herby core lifted by an acid that keeps it springy, pause-y, pucker-y and oh-so non-pricey pleasant...

Wild Boar Sausage, Grapes & Tomatoes With 2003 Pirramimma Shiraz Plus One

Wild Boar Sausage, Grapes & Tomatoes With 2003 Pirramimma Shiraz Plus One
Wine intimidates the crap out of people. But if I could convey one thing about wine, one of its biggest joys is being so wrong about it. It’s even better when your wrongness couldn’t be more wrong is its wrong wrongness. There are times when I’m so wrong, I have to take some time to... Read more »