5/5/17 FRIDAY WINE CLUB PAIRINGS FOR BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS:
·         A deep, hearty red wine will compliment this dish nicely – Try a Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc or a Zinfandel.
What To Drink With The Short Ribs:
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Felipe Stahlschmidt, chief winemaker at Pascual Toso, one of the oldest wineries in Argentina.  For over 125 years, the winery has been producing high-quality, terroir-driven wines, both white and red.  Over a dinner paired with several of them, Felipe talked about the winery's commitment to making premium wines from the best vineyards in Mendoza.  For these short ribs I am recommending three of the Pascual Toso Malbecs which I tasted and thought were exceptional wines.  All of them, while unique in their own way, have distinct herbal (thyme, mint, rosemary) savory qualities to back up the big, powerful Malbec fruit on both the nose and the palate.  They are an ideal match with the earthy, rich and slightly sweet flavors in the short rib dish. Following are the wines, along with descriptions from the winery.  These wines are readily available, just go to www.wine-searcher.com to find out where.
·         Luscious, melt-in-the-mouth short ribs call for robust reds.
5/5/17 FRIDAY WINE CLUB DESSERT-SWEET SPARKLERS
Called “extra dry,” “sec,” “demi-sec,” or “doux,” depending on the sweetness of the dosage (a blend of sugar and wine added just before corking).
Tastes like: Apple, pear, creamy citrus, berry, and yeast flavors.
Great with: Cheesecake, custard-fruit tarts, apple pie, buttery-crusted desserts, pumpkin pie, and English toffee.
"5/5/17 Cinco de Mayo Friday Wine Club"
-Sun Dried Tomato Hummus  & Assorted Cheese with Pita Bread & Crakers  paired with  Chiarlo Barbera D'Asti Superiore Le Orme Wine
*치즈랑 허머스에 드라이드 토마토를 넣어서 먹기적에 비벼비벼서 찍어먹으니 맛났어요 :)
Chiarlo Barbera D'Asti Superiore Le Orme
($16.49 Total Wine)
*가격대에 비해 아주 무난했습니다.
-Braised Beef Short Ribs, Mashed Potato and Green Salad
Paired with Domaine Villeneuve Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes Wine
& Pascual Toco Malbec Reserve Wine
*사진을 먹느라고 .. 위에서 찍은게 없네요 ㅠ.ㅠ
야들야들 갈비찜에 가래떡 당연히? ㅋㅋ 넣었구요, 셀러드는 케일쎌러드에 방울 토마토 반으로 잘라서~
Pascual Toso Malbec Reserve ($19.99 Total Wine)
When in the mid 1880s Pascual Toso set out towards Argentina from its home town, Canale D’Alba, in Piamonte, Italy, he could not have imagined that he would become the founder of a winery, which is today one of the oldest and most prestigious wineries in Argentina.   When he arrived in Argentina, he settled in Mendoza. As he had been closely involved in the development of his family wine business in Piedmont, he promptly saw the promising future for winemaking in the region and decided to use his expertise. Thus, in 1890, Pascual Toso established his first winery in San José, Guaymallén.   At the beginning of the 20th century, he decided to expand his business and acquired vineyards in Maipú. At his estate “Las Barrancas”, he built another winery, “Las Barrancas” (small Canyon) which is dedicated to producing and growing the finest grapes.   In 2001, the Bodega hired as winemaker consultant to Mr. Paul Hobbs for a new high quality wine project. He has been working head to head with our chief winemaker, Rolando Luppino, on the development of premium and super-premium wines. Today, Pascual Toso still makes wines of high quality under the most exigent procedures and rules. The Trophy for Best Argentine Producer awarded by the IWSC (London) in 2007 reflects this commitment to quality.
*이 말백은 드라이하면서 시큼한 맛이 났던거 같아요. 그냥 그냥...
Domaine Villeneuve Chateauneuf
du Pape Vieilles Vignes ($49.99 Total Wine)
This Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine has received good scores from various critics: the 2012 vintage was given a score of 95 by Wine Spectator.
*이 와인은 거금을 주고샀는데요 ㅠ.ㅠ 맛이 살짝 corked된건지... 95점수를 받은 와인이라 기대만땅으로 오픈했건만   실망....아님 ...저희 입맛이 저렴한 $20대 와인에 친숙해진건지.... o_O
-Fruit Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream Paired with
Mumm Napa Cuvee "M"
Mumm Napa Cuvee "M"($18.99Total Wine)
Mumm's cuvee M offers beautiful aroms of stone fruits, strawberry, and baked bread the flavors are ripe with notes of peach and citrus with just a touch of sweetness in the end
어디서나 쉽게 구입할수 있는 스파클링 와인이네요. 저렴한 가격에 아주 훌륭한 와인이죠? **가격대에 비해요 ㅋ
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