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Michael David Winery 2014 Petite Sirah – California

June 22, 2017

Although it doesn’t have anything to do with the wine, the label is very carnival like and entertaining.  From the Lodi Appellation, this California Petite Sirah has a delightful nose full of milk chocolate, blue berries and vanilla with toasted oak.  The milk chocolate carries over into the mouth as do dark fruits and lovely tannins that become oh so fine when paired with a rib eye. At 14.5% alcohol, this wine packs a punch but it is so delicate in its structure that you barely notice the alcohol content.  I’m glad I bought more than one bottle.  I picked… Read more

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

March 6, 2016

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake -adapted from a recipe by Med and Todd Van der Kruik, Go Gluten Free Magazine Spring 2016 Cake 6 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 8 Tbs unsalted butter, melted and cooled (I used Earth Balance) 4 Tbs full-fat coconut milk 1 Tbs Meyer lemon zest 1/2 cup Meyer lemon juice 1 Tbs vanilla 4 1/2 cups blanched almond flour 2 Tbs coconut flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 2 Tbs poppy seeds Set oven to 350 to warm up. Use oil or butter to grease a bundt pan. In large bowl… Read more

Finger Lakes Riesling Festival 2014

September 7, 2014

Finger Lakes Riesling Festival August 9-10, 2014 On a hot Sunday afternoon I attended, with a friend, the Riesling Festival along the beautiful shores Canandaigua Lake. The venue was mostly outside on the pier and in and outside of the New York State Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua. It was a great event that had more than you anticipated. To attend the event, we decided to park at the CMAC parking lot and partake in the free and short shuttle ride to the event location. This turned out to be hassle-free and would definitely do this again. We arrived… Read more