Recipe: Simple Dinner of Pork Chops & Salad

Long day of traveling, hot and somewhat humid weather plus hours of exploring around begged for something quick and simple. What's quicker and easier than a BBQ and salad? Salad mixed leaves, about 2 handfuls, torn by hand a twig or two of mint, parsley, and coriander, chopped 1 very ripe, unrefrigerated tomato (so you …

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A case for why I really should drink more Alsatian Muscat, in the privacy of my own mind.

Standing in a bottle shop, swirling yet another insipid new age styled Grenache with too much VA or nail varnish and my mind can't help but wander and look around. Seeing some tall skinny bottles and I wander over. There amongst the Rieslings from around the world, a lone bottle of Muscat from Alsace and …

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Mount Majura ‘Rock Block’ Tempranillo 2016

I've had a run in with single vineyard wines here before. This is one of them. In fact it's one of three single vineyard examples that Mount Majura produces.Mount Majura is a suburb in Canberra, Australia. Also name of the vineyard, so here we have a Mount Majura Vineyard red wine. The estate tempranillo, normally …

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Wonderful discovery, revisited

Made a wonderful discovery while travelling in Penedes, Spain. A region famed for Cava, Spain's alternative to Champagne except with more of a twist using native varietals like Xarel.lo, Macabeo and Parellada. Each contributes it's own unique quality to the blend, with Xarel.lo giving freshness and acidity, Macabeo giving delicate florals and texture when aged …

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