Wines By Region

Wines drunk with food since December of 2012. To see three years prior, surf on over to my old blog.



2005 Didier Dagueneau Silex Pouilly-Fumé, served w/ Michael Symon chicken, salsa verde, sweet pea gnocchi and kumatoes with celery leaves

2011 Regís Minet Vieilles Vignes Pouilly-Fumé, served w/ salmon cakes and mâche salad

2010 Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Blanc, served w/ Chilean sea bass and braised endive-leek-tomato stew-salad

2010 Bernard Baudry Les Granges Chinon, served w/ Anne Burrell chicken sparpiello

NV Champalou Pétillant Brut Vouvray, served w/ Thai hanger steak and papaya salad

2009 Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Sec Cuvée Silex, served w/ Momofuku bo ssäm

NV De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Brut, served w/ crab cakes, mâche salad, baguette and butter

2005 André-Michel Brégeon Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie Réserve White Label, served w/ brandade with a ramp, frisée and bacon vinaigrette salad


NV Egly-Ouriet Les Vignes de Vrigny, served w/ French prosciutto, Pierre Robert and sheep's milk brie, baguette, butter & rose petal jam

NV Larmandier-Bernier Rosé de Saignée, served w/ pheasant terrine, English cheddar, gouda, Rogue Smokey Blue, baguette and rose petal jam

2007 Larmandier-Bernier Terre de Vertus, served w/ Julia Child roast chicken and duck fat matchstick potatoes


2003 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac, served w/ skirt steak and celery root-potato mash with mâche salad

1996 Clos Fourtet St. Emilion, served w/ skirt steak, gougères and kale leaf salad


2011 Marcel Lapierre Morgon, served w/ rabbit loin, celery root purée and dandelion greens


NV André & Mireille Tissot Crémant du Jura Indigène, served w/ chicken liver paté, white bean and rosemary dip, baguette and stuffed figs


2011 Cuvée Michel Leon Gewürtztraminer, served w/ curried-up green beans and potatoes with coconut rice


2003 E. Guigal Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie, served w/ Christmas wild boar shanks, farro and grilled radicchio with balsamic

2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe La Crau CDP, served w/ cassoulet

2010 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Blanc CDP, served w/ Thomas Keller chicken thighs, fennel, lemon and olives & bacon fat crispy potatoes

2011 Domaine Chante Cigale Blanc CDP, served w/ Thomas Keller chicken thighs, fennel, lemon and olives & crispy potatoes

2011 Domaine Les Pallières Au Petit Bonheur Rosé Gigondas, served w/ tuna Niçoise

2005 Gourt de Mautens Rouge Rasteau, served w/ cassoulet


2005 Jean-Claude Berrouet Herri Mina, served w/ gigante bean and white anchovy salad




NV Muga Conde de Haro Cava, served w/ Cuban garlic roasted chicken and roasted pepper salad with yucca fries and mayo for dipping

2001 La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial, served w/ veal short ribs & risotto milanese

Ribera Del Duero

2005 Bodegas Astrales, served w/ Spanish hanger steak and potato-kale cake


2011 Raventos i Blanc Perfum de vi Blanc, served w/ Fideos and shrimp

2005 Gramona Gran Reserva Brut Nature Ill Lustros Cava, served w/ Michael Symon roasted chicken, salsa verde and radishes

2008 Gramona Gran Cuvée Cava, served w/ Thai chicken legs and cold Chinese peanut-sesame noodles with ma la oil

NV Albero Brut Cava, served w/ Indian spread at Hema's Kitchen

Cava Sangria, served w/ Super Bowl pork carnita tacos

Rías Baixas

2011 Orballo Albariño, served w/ Michael Symon chicken and salsa verde



2007 Quinta do Vallado Tinto, served w/ Greeked-up hanger steak with skordaliá, pita and tzatziki

2007 Quinta do Vallado Tinto, served w/ Pizza Art Café

2009 Quinta do Vallado Tinto, served w/ lamb curry, raita and naan

2010 Quinta do Vallado Quadrifolia, served w/ cacio e pepe with arugula and cherry tomato salad

2011 Tons de Duorum Branco, served w/ Moroccan chicken pie

2009 Quinta do Crasto Branco, served w/ Greek chicken thighs, zucchini salad, beet salad and Turkish nut sauce

Vinho Verde

2011 Vera Alvarinho Monção and Melgaço, served w/ spaghetti al limone & kumato-avocado-quick pickle salad


2003 Monte d'Oiro Reserva, served w/ Bolognese with pappardelle pasta and zen blend salad

Beira Interior

2009 Quinta do Cardo Síria, served w/ veggie explosion with leeks, fennel, tomatoes, curly endive and risotto-d couscous




2010 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese, served w/ Thai chicken-coconut soup

2010 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, served w/ Thai chicken in lemongrass barbecue sauce


2009 Edition Maximillion Riesling Spätlese Late Harvest, served w/ Thai hanger steak and papaya salad


2009 Darting Pinot Meunier Trocken, served w/ rabbit loin, celery root purée and dandelion greens

2009 Darting Pinot Meunier Trocken, served w/ lamb vindaloo, chapatis, pea fritters and raita



2009 Kurt Angerer Kies Grüner Veltliner, served w/ coconut-cashew chicken curry


2006 Stift Göttweig Grüner Veltliner Kremstal Gottschelle, served w/ Michael Symon chicken, salsa verde and a fava bean, corn, avocado and tomato salad



2009 Fattoria di Lucignano Colli Fiorentini, served w/ fava bean and ricotta salata strozzapreti


2011 Arianna Occhipinti TAMÌ Frappato Sicilia Rosso IGT, served w/ fava bean and ricotta salata strozzapreti

2010 Centonze Frappato Sicilia IGT, served w/ sausage, grapes and tomatoes


2010 Casanova della Spinetta Vermentino IGT, served w/ Shrimp in peri-peri sauce and farro pasta with fava beans, celery leaves, mint and pecorino



Columbia Valley

2009 Betz Family Bésoleil, served w/ Chinese-style ribs with guava barbecue sauce, carrot-rice cakes and arugula

2008 Gramercy Cellars The Third Man, served w/ lamb slathered in peanut-arbol sauce and black bean ravioli

2009 Owen Roe Ex Umbris, served w/ skirt steak, green sriracha sauce and punched potatoes

2009 Owen Roe Ex Umbris, served w/ skirt steak, post-grill marinade and Alexia chipotle sweet potato fries

Yakima Valley

2008 Efeste Syrah Jolie Bouche Boushey Vineyard, served w/ duck leg confit, tea-smoked lentils & beets




2010 Owen Roe Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard Dundee Hills, served w/ tuna, blood oranges and heirloom tomatoes

2006 Angela Pinot Noir Clawson Creek Vineyard, served w/ tuna, beets, beet greens and blood oranges


2009 Abacela Dolcetto, served w/ Bolognese on pappardelle pasta and zen blend salad

2011 Abacela Albariño, served w/ Cuban garlic roasted chicken and roasted pepper salad with yucca fries and mayo for dipping



Paso Robles

2008 Villa Creek Mas de Maha, served w/ Cuban braised pork shoulder, rice and beans, and grilled pineapple

2011 Villa Creek Rosé, served w/ anchovies, sautéed onions and oil-cured black olives on Syrian sesame bread

2011 Villa Creek White, served w/ Moroccan spread at Shokran


2009 Trader Joe’s Pinot Noir Grand Reserve Carneros, served w/ Moroccan spread at Shokran

Sierra Foothills

2006 Twisted Oak Parcel 17 Calaveras County, served w/ linguiça, kale and garbanzo beans with potato croquettes


NV Korbel Brut, served w/ Inauguration potato pancakes, tarragon crème fraiche and caviar



McLaren Vale

2003 Pirramimma Shiraz, served w/ wild boar sausages, grapes and tomatoes

2004 Two Hands Beautiful Stranger, served w/ bison hanger steak, yucca fries and calçots

2005 Yalumba Hand-Picked Shiraz-Viognier, served w/ hanger steak and matchstick potatoes

Barossa Valley

2006 Glaetzer Shiraz Barossa Valley Amon-Ra, served w/ hanger steak, post-grilled marinade and potatoes




2008 Neudorf Pinot Noir Moutere, served w/ beets, carrots and avocado salad with duck breast



2011 Dominio del Plata Crios Torrontés Mendoza, served w/ Indian Spread at Hema's Kitchen



2007 Királyudvar Furmint Sec, served w/ Mario Batali surf & turf steamed bun sliders



2009 Alain Graillot Syrah Syrocco, served w/ lamb-stuffed artichokes, garbanzos & pistachio-saffron rice





Hema's Kitchen

Blood orange sangria, served w/ garbage Asian delight