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Adam Puchta Hunters Red Missouri Wine

September 21st, 2008 · No Comments

RATING: Serve Proudly to Guests
I wrote a post recently about visiting the Adam Puchta Winery and sampling their Hunters Red.    I finally had the chance to open up a bottle and sample more than a mouthful.  True to our mission, we discovered a good cheap wine that you can serve to guests!  Yes, this wine quest [...]

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Tags: Adam Puchta Winery · Cooking With Good Cheap Wines · Great $10 Reds · Missouri Wineries · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

An “Altared” Wine

July 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Inglenook California Classic Burgundy

During my “Dennis the Menace”-like childhood I served a stint as an altar boy.  I don’t remember being asked or actually volunteering, but just the same…I wound up serving.  I have very strong memories of putting on the hassock and preparing everything for the mass.  I recall the smoky issue of [...]

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Tags: California Wines · Cooking With Good Cheap Wines · Inglenook Wines · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Are Brats Best Burnt? Oh Well, There’s Chianti!

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Ruffino Il Leo Chianti Superiore 2006

Rating: Serve Proudly to Guests

Grilling is an interesting way to cook for others and entertain them at the same time.  Though fairly easy with experience, even simple dining choices can cause some preparation purgatory.  Example, some like their grill-fare rare, some like it medium and some like well done.  (except [...]

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Tags: Cooking With Good Cheap Wines · Great $10 Reds · Italian Wines · Ruffino

Great Home-Made Red Pasta Sauce

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

OK, it’s March Madness time!  Conference playoffs are going on.  Time for real simple fare that doesn’t take you away from the tube.  (Would a 60″ flat panel look good over the stove?…hmm)  Anyway, got a great red sauce that we whip up.  Go Illini!
2 jars Classico Traditional Basil pasta sauce
1 8 oz. jar mushrooms drained
5 oz [...]

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Tags: Cooking With Good Cheap Wines · Other Things Happening at the Wine Oaf's Home

Dirty Risotto

March 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Dirty Risotto
from:Giada De Laurentiis, Giada’s family dinners

Serve to Guests!
This is an AWESOME restaurant quality meal!

5 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounces pancetta, chopped
6 ounces spicy italian sausage, casings removed (we use turkey sausage too)
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
4 ounces button mushrooms, trimmed and coarsely chopped
1 [...]

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Tags: Cooking With Good Cheap Wines · Other Things Happening at the Wine Oaf's Home