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Wines for Easter

April 8, 2009

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Easter is one of the holiest holidays of the year. My family uses these times to bring the family together for a meal, some laughs and fun. The typical family dinner over these holidays involve roasted turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, veggies, dressing and casseroles of some sort. Pies and ice cream for dessert. It's my trainer's worst nightmare. Well, actually *my* worst nightmare - working out after an unrestrained holiday weekend is practically unholy. If you run through the list of foods I listed above, and consider my first article on matching strength or weight of the wine you'll have a hard time making a match. What's a wine lover to do? Pick a great wine, skip the meal enjoy the wine. Just kiddin.

oh barbera

April 2, 2009

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I must have been italian in a past life.  Fast cars, beautiful women, rich hearty food and beautiful wines with naturally high acidity and tannins.  Barbera and Nebbiolo are my all time favourites.  Barbera d’Alba comes from Piedmont, the Alba region.  To carry the Barbera d’Alba DOC label, the wine must be 100% Barbera. PAOLO […]