Good Wines For Tough Times

We all know that our nation - and the world, really - are in tough times. Of course, the wealthy and the genuinely rich will never have to worry - they may have lost a couple hundred million in the stock market, which means they have "only" several hundred million left. Well, maybe not Bernie. Although you know Ruth's gotta have some squirreled away. Anyway, for the rest of us wine may seem like a luxury and an unnecessary indulgence more than ever before. Now I don't know about you, but for me wine is a necessity, so I'm looking even harder for value-priced wines, those in the $10-$20 range that still represent high quality and solid craftsmanship. Sort of…

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Mumbai Millionaire

In case you were inspired by the eight Oscars that Slumdog Millionaire brought home, here are some suggestions for pairing wine with Indian food. And a pairing chart is available here with suggestions for other foods and wines. A great wine with Indian food is a mix of Chenin Blanc and Viognier from Pine Ridge...it's pretty great with all kinds of Asian food too, and you should be able to find it anywhere in the US. My very favorite Indian pairing is 100% Pinot Blanc - you can try one of many from the Alsace region of France, such as Meyer-Fonne Pinot Blanc Vieilles Vignes, or one of many domestic Pinot Blancs such as WillaKenzie from Oregon. Good stuff that!…

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