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Ilauri Bajo Montepulciano D’Abruzzo (2012) A Winner for Red Sauce and Beyond

You’ve been simmering the sauce for hours and the kitchen smells like your favorite Italian restaurant on the west side from when you were a kid. The water is boiling for the vermicelli and the Italian sausage and meatballs have … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Bonarda

A few days ago, I was yearning for a glass of a bold South American red wine, possibly something with dark flavors and maybe even a taste of “terroir” or the microclimate of a hot, arid, and thirsty climate.  Jelu … Continue reading

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Food & Wine: Rounds of Dough

Over the weekend, the great pizza pie spirit once again moved me. Staring into the silent, inactivity of the refrigerator straining to imagine how one might unite a handful of disparate ingredients. My dough, made the previous day, was looming, … Continue reading

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