Organic Roasted #Chicken with potatoes,drinking #Cabernet Sauvignon from #Veneto

Dear friends, let's  be fair, Sunday nights are made for roasted dinners.For us a roast dinner usually calls for some organic, delicious, and juicy chicken. Tonight's dish has been in fact prepared using organic corn-fed chicken tights, seasoned with adobo, garlic paste, sweet paprika, black pepper, chilli flakes, and thyme. The chicken once seasoned has been placed on a bed of carrots, onions, and potatoes....more

Vinitaly 2015 experience!

Let a sip of Piedirosso DOC take you to the Island of Ischia

 Tonight's wine glass is indeed a tastefully Piedirosso DOC 2013 from the island of Ischia, in the bay of Naples in southern Italy.   ...more

#Tuesday night meal : Frittata and a glass of Barbera!

Tuesday night dinner, wanted something easy to prepare and yet fulfilling. Eggs are always between the staple ingrediends you probably have,so do we! So why not have a Frittata! We prepared this lovely eggs-based dish, combining organig eggs gently mixed with previously hard boiled potatoes, a mix of spices and soft white onions. The end result a dish ready in ten minutes and super delicious. We served this with soft brown bread and paired it with a lovely glass of Barbera del Monferrato 2013....more

Tonight : a glass #Montepulciano DOC!

Tonight we are having a nice glass of Montepulciano DOC from 2011. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a red Italian wine made from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy.Montepulciano d'Abruzzo gained the  Denomination controlled origin (DOC) in the late 1960's. The DOC region for Montepulciano d'Abruzzo covers a vast part of land in the Abruzzo region between the Apennines and Adriatic coast.The hillside vineyards planted on calcareous clay benefit from warm and significant sun exposure that is ventilated by dry breezes coming off the Adriatic....more

Fancy a glass of Dolcetto #wine? We do!

"Dolcetto" is a black Italian wine grape variety widely grown in the Piedmont region of Northwest Italy, mostly known as the Monferrato area and close by the city of Alba.The Italian word "Dolcetto" means "the little sweet one", however the name has no reference to the grape’s sugar levels,but it is possible that it derives from the name of the hills where the vine is cultivated. ...more

Wine Poached Chicken Breast with Herb Gravy and Arborio Rice

I never seem to eat as much chicken as I should; this recipe was my mid-week attempt to remedy that and mix things up.  This meal was a complete success and next time around I’m going to add extra chicken breasts to freeze the left-overs into lunch sized portions! Poaching is an excellent way to keep chicken moist and tender…and who doesn’t love anything poached in wine and gravy.  C’mon....more

A weekend in Napa

We headed to Napa Valley EARLY Friday morning, and we knew we were in for a whirlwind trip!!!  Texas to Napa Valley should NOT be done in a weekend unless you’re fortunate enough to have your own plane:)!!  A girl can dream, right? - See more at:

Wine accessories for the Vino-holic

I’m in a relationship. It makes me feel me beautiful, calm and emotional. It is a love affair that is slow and steady. I’m committed… to wine, in a non-addicted way of course. I’d like to think sometimes it is healthier than some of my previous relationships. Wine has become somewhat of a female ritual, a connection that is flirty and dreamy. I strongly insist that sipping on a glass of wine with friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures....more
Love the Italian colors of the Moretto Corkscrew.more

Wine Review J Brut Rosé

A wine review of the sparkling pink J Brut Rosé. Creamy texture and vibrant berries make this a sparkling treat....more