Barbecue Meatloaf with Bacon and Cheese

Meatloaf is an all-American comfort food, as is barbecue. The roots of meatloaf go all the way back to the 5th century in Rome, when the first recipe was published in the Apicius recipe collection. The modern American take on meatloaf was first published in the Oxford Companion to Food in 1899, while others credit

Great Wines to Pair with Seafood

Just as different types of seafood vary in flavor, texture and personality, so do the best wines that can be chosen to accompany them.  The fat contained in a fish is a major determinant of its flavor profile.  Most white-fleshed fish are mild in taste while also being lean. Darker-fleshed fish contain more fat and

White Lightning Sangria

The traditional Sangria is a drink which is almost obligatory to consume when visiting Spain or Portugal, with virtually all bars serving the red wine and brandy cocktail. Visitors though have returned to their own countries and taken the idea of Sangria with them and so it is now a popular party drink. People have

Everything you need to know about Pinot Noir

Pinot noir is the grape responsible for some of the most well-regarded wines in the world. The name comes from the French words for “pine” and “black,” both in reference to the tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir wines are among the world’s most highly regarded and popular. Joel

15 or less is indeed almost too Mall Price to Pay for a Good Chardonnay but it is possible

Finding a budget-priced ($15 or less) Chardonnay that is palatable is an especially difficult endeavor when compared with most other white wines.  For example, Pacific Northwest Rieslings are easy to find for under $15, and most are more than just palatable – they’re almost always pretty good, in fact.   The goal with the following

Give it a try American Style

America truly is a melting pot. It is tough to find any appetizer that was truly developed with influences from other countries. Americans definitely have some favorites that show up. It seems fitting to feature some Native American appetizers as well, they may be more authentic. Chicken wings You can make the spicy, sweet or

Wine Making Made Simple

“Homemade Wine” As a Senior Citizen I get more fruit juices from Government Surplus than I can possibly drink. I found a simple way to use this juice to make a very tasty wine that is very simple and easy to make. I use an empty, plastic 2 litre soda bottle. Wash the soda bottle

The most Decadent Dessert Wines and Dessert Wines for Everyday Enjoyment

When speaking of dessert wines, the word “decadent” comes to mind. Some of the rarest and most expensive wines in the world happen to be sweet dessert wines. As a matter of fact, the most expensive white wine in the world according to is a 200-year-old bottle of 1811 Chateau d’Yquem, a sweet wine

How to Pair Wines with Food

Does it ever occur to you that wine – food pairings resemble relationships? It’s like people meet, become friends, and throughout their friendship, they conjure the best qualities of each other. With food and wines as with friends, one must be careful in the process of making the right choice. Going beyond the routine when

Bordeaux 1855 Classification

They will be Bordeaux, and to know them we must master the famous “1855 classification.” Think how fun. All wine books summarize the classification nicely. In that year, Emperor Napoleon III asked the authorities in Bordeaux to draw up a short list of the district’s finest wines in preparation for an Exposition in Paris. Different