Happy 3rd Birthday Vivi’s!

Well, my blog is growing up so fast…>sniff sniff<…

First, let me apologize for the bit of a hiatus. There’s just alot going on. I have development working on Wine Life Today, working on things with our friends at WineQ, a couple of major intiatives at my day job, construction at our house, and the best news of all…we are expecting another little addition to the family! So as you can imagine, I’ve taken a brief hiatus from my normal blogging but I have a backlog of great wines to review including a wine AND recipe combo from Wolf Blass!!!

So thanks for everyone’s support, well wishes, requests for more posts, and everything else. That past three years have meant alot to me in my wine adventures

and I owe a great deal of that to the community that supports this blog.

Keep the notes coming and as soon as life gives me a chance to take a breather I’ll be back on this microphone tasting, pontificating, and just generally yapping to all the wine lovers out there! Stay tuned!

WineHacker – What to do with extra Red

It happens to everyone. You open a bottle of red (whatever varietal) and you don’t get back to it for a few days. If its not perfectly preserved it will never taste the same and more often than not it will taste pretty awful. What can you do with it? There is an answer other than “throw it out”. Save it for Sangria! You don’t want to use your best wine to create Sangria so left over wine, while OK to drink but not very tasty, is perfect to use in a nice Sangria. Here’s a recipe…

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Rice-Smoked Duck Breasts With Honey-Ice Wine Sauce

Can this recipe be as good as it sounds. This is not the easiest looking recipe in the world but DAMN, are you kidding me? “Honey-Ice Wine Sauce”?

For those who have never tried Ice Wine

, it is NOT CHEAP but it is DELICIOUS. Ice Wine (define) is basically wine made from grapes that are frozen. The freezing intensifies the fruit’s sugars and produces a very sweet dessert wine. If you don’t want to use it to cook with this recipe you can use a Sauterne.

Either way, I personally can’t wait to see if this is as good as it sounds! Enjoy the Wine Life!

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