2010 Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Review

The Modern Somm’s Wine Review 2010 Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Price $29.99 The Modern Somm’s Rating: 4 out 5 Stars My Thoughts Great bang for the buck. While not a cheap wine, it’s got all the thrills and chills of a $100 Napa Cab. Great for an easy drink or with your big fatty grilled meats! Only reason

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Pairing Wine with Spicy Food

Spicy food can spell disaster for some wines. In general, alcohol enhances the heat from spicy foods, so it’s very important to properly pair wine with spicy food. What helps either diminish or compliment spiciness? 1) Fruitiness 2) Sweetness 3) Acidity What can make spicy food spicier? Tannins. 99% of the time you only have to worry about tannins in

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Food and Wine Pairing Tips: Problem Pairings

There are certain foods that are difficult to pair with wine. Here’s a few quick pairing tips to guide you. For a full list of problem pairings, you can check out my page on pairings(link below). Keep in mind that these are simple, quick and easy wine pairing tips. There are other solutions and just because I don’t list certain

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Wine Buying Tips and Using Your Sommelier

Here are some tips for buying wine in a restaurant and allowing your Sommelier to best help you select a wine. -Let the Sommelier know the wines you like to drink.  Sommeliers know their wine list well and can help find something that suits your taste.  Do you want something similar to a Napa Cabernet?  Do you want something similar

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