What's a WineWonk?

Wine Blogs by Wonk

Footer

Recent Blogs

Footer

Wine Articles by Blog

Footer
Write about Wine. Read about Life. WineWonks, the Wine Blog Community.

dc    Friends

Harvest Pizza

Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2008 Wine Tasting

Homemade pizza is one of our favorite harvest dinners. We start a batch of fresh dough in the bread machine, frequently peppered with herbs from the garden. We let it rise while we finish up on the crushpad, and then collect some heirloom tomatoes and baby squash from the garden, and the last few leaves of basil before a frost. A few vegetables and odds and ends from the crisper, we can assemble a loaded up, homemade pizza that is hot, fresh and quickly prepared.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Gazpacho Cordobes with Chilled Dessert Viognier

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2008 Wine Tasting

Chef and customer Ilya Zarkhin promised to send us this link to a recipe for Gazpacho Cordobes which he paired at home with a chilled Dover Canyon 2001 Dessert Viognier "The Terraces." Ilya says, "The freshness of cucumbers and tarragon in the soup will couple nicely with the nuttiness and almost sherry-like quality of the aged viognier dessert wine. Let me know how you like it."

Read Full Wine Blog Post

How to Cook Without a Plan

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2008 Wine Tasting

We love risotto for nights when we need something healthy, satisfying and comforting. Once you’ve made a basic risotto successfully, you will never need to look at a recipe again. The technique is simple and ingredients can be scavenged from the garden or vegetable crisper. We’ve included a basic recipe for risotto, but we also want to share a few simple tips for making risotto the Dover Canyon way.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

How to Cook Without a Plan

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2008 Wine Tasting

We love risotto for nights when we need something healthy, satisfying and comforting. Once you’ve made a basic risotto successfully, you will never need to look at a recipe again. The technique is simple and ingredients can be scavenged from the garden or vegetable crisper. We’ve included a basic recipe for risotto, but we also want to share a few simple tips for making risotto the Dover Canyon way.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

The Dover Canyon Pantry

Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2008 Wine Tasting

During our harvest season, which begins in early September and extends into November, we are hit with a double-whammy—no time and lots of visitors. Harvest, or crush as it’s referred to in the wine industry, involves long hours. Working sixteen hours a day for ten days straight is not uncommon. If fruit ripens all at once, the hours can be even longer, and the weather can be brutal. And on some evenings we may have a group of people hanging around at 7 pm--vineyard owners, other winemakers, family and friends--and we'll suddenly realize they all need to be fed.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

The Dover Canyon Pantry

Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2008 Wine Tasting

During our harvest season, which begins in early September and extends into November, we are hit with a double-whammy—no time and lots of visitors. Harvest, or crush as it’s referred to in the wine industry, involves long hours. Working sixteen hours a day for ten days straight is not uncommon. If fruit ripens all at once, the hours can be even longer, and the weather can be brutal. And on some evenings we may have a group of people hanging around at 7 pm--vineyard owners, other winemakers, family and friends--and we'll suddenly realize they all need to be fed.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Fall Wine Selections Ready for Pickup!

Date: Fri, Sep 12, 2008 Wine Tasting

As many of you know, we release mainly zinfandels in the spring, and Rhone-style wines in the fall. Which means it's time to Rhone up on your wines! This fall's selection includes a grenache blend, a fabulously silky syrah, and another rendition of the Barbarian, a muscular zinfandel-syrah blend. Each of these wines is a production of only 6 barrels. These wines are not distributed to stores or restaurants.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Fall Wine Selections Ready for Pickup!

Date: Fri, Sep 12, 2008 Wine Tasting

As many of you know, we release mainly zinfandels in the spring, and Rhone-style wines in the fall. Which means it's time to Rhone up on your wines! This fall's selection includes a grenache blend, a fabulously silky syrah, and another rendition of the Barbarian, a muscular zinfandel-syrah blend. Each of these wines is a production of only 6 barrels. These wines are not distributed to stores or restaurants.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Yellow Jackets and the Sting Pain Index

Date: Wed, Sep 3, 2008 Wine Tasting

Yellow jackets are a common pest during harvest. They swarm thickly over the bins of arriving fruit, and explore odd crevices in the winery equipment. Spring through summer, yellow jackets (a species of wasp, not a bee) bring insects, meat and fish to feed larvae in their rapidly growing colony. The larvae in turn, give off a sweet nectar that fuels and satisfies the adults. By late summer or early September, the larvae are all grown and the result is about 5,000 hungry adults. Without the larval love juice, an occasional flower nectar or sip of tree sap is no longer enough to fuel their full-flight metabolisms. They are looking for meat and sugar, which is why they are common pests at summer’s end picnics.

Read Full Wine Blog Post


Friends of Winewonks



Wine Spectator Online

#1 Online Wine Store

Manage Your Cellar

PokerStars Bonus Code

PokerStars Marketing Code


Check out some More Wonks Blog Communities!

Whether you like Baseball Blogs, Basketball Blogs, Beer Blogs, Car Blogs, Football Blogs, Poker Blogs, Wine Blogs....there is a Wonks Community you will enjoy!

WineWonks.com is owned and operated by Dimat Enterprises.


More about Dimat
"Dimat" is a major Poker Book publisher, with a popular Poker Forum, which originated from the book Internet Texas Holdem, by Matthew Hilger. Internet Poker Rankings tracks the top online poker players. Poker Bonos Gratis was designed to bring Free Poker Gifts to the Spanish Speaking Market.