Sun 5 Aug 2007
… come into a bar, No, ha-ha, what I meant to write was, Seven inexpensive Spanish wines show up on the “Refrigerator Door Wines” page for wines priced under $15 over on my website, KoeppelOnWine. I posted 10 wines on that page a few minutes ago and encourage you — what else? — to take a look. Included are three rosé wines made in different styles, from Spain, South Australia and Washington state, and a delightful Spanish unoaked chardonnay, as well as a clutch of simple and appealing red wines that would be great with grilled meat like lamb, veal and steak.
And speaking of steak — I’m on a self-promotional roll here — the “Eating and Drinking” page I posted yesterday on KoeppelOnWine mentions three meals and the wines we drank with them. It’s called “A Little Turf, a Lot of Surf.” The steak comes into it because I seared a t-bone steak one night, and we tried five red wines with it: Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, zinfandel, petite sirah and sangiovese. The “surf” part refers to sauteed swordfish we had one night and a pick-up pasta of smoked salmon, tiny heirloom tomatoes and vodka another night.
I hope you enjoy reading about these matters as much as we did eating and drinking. Well, no, you won’t, actually, sorry, but please try to live vicariously.