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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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Keep it simple: Serrano Pizza and Eric & Joel Durand 2004 Cornas Empreintes

Most pizza nights begin with a craving. For days I could practically taste a full-bodied, dark and spicy Syrah! Thus, I began by considering ingredients that would match a cool climate Syrah. I had chosen the 2004 Durand Cornas Empreintes. … 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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Food & Wine: Eat your Turnip!

Last summer, a friend of mine who loves to cook and I developed a mutual addiction to experimental pizza and, naturally, finding delicious wines to match.  Not being equipped with a wood-fired, brick oven did not deter us from pursuing exalted flavors. … Continue reading

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