Thursday Night Nicoise Salad

Thursday Night Nicoise Salad
Allow all of your salad stars to shine on their own. Dress each component of your salad individually and pile onto a platter. Simple food is just so darn pretty. Make something like this whatever you have on hand!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Left Hander - Fall Wine Pick 2010


MOLLYDOOKER (Aussie for "Left Hander") WINES from South Australia are winning awards and rave reviews all over the world for their incredibly fruity, big and delicious wines. These wines will be your new favorites, believe me! I LOVE every one I have tried! The happy vintners, Sparky & Sarah Marquis produced a total of TEN wines from their 2009 vintage that have a rating of over 92/100 points!!! FIVE of them are priced at $25.00 per bottle. (There's also a white verdelho, "The Violinist" which I have not yet tried). Check it out and let me know what you think! You can find Mollydooker wines at Binny's or Costco or check your local liquor store or wine shop. They can also be purchased online and carefully shipped to your front door. Cute, retro labeling and easy access screw tops make this fabulous wine an even nicer experience. The most affordable wines ($25.00 per bottle) are spectacular and popping up on great wine lists in great restaurants for between $60.00 and $70.00 per bottle.

Affordable 2009 Vintage REDS you MUST experience:

The Scooter ~ Merlot ~ 95 points ~ "shirazy", opulent and luscious
The Maitre'D ~ Cabernet Sauvignon ~ 94 points ~ full bodied and generous, like moi'
The Boxer ~ Shiraz ~ 95 points ~ mouthful of flavor
Two Left Feet ~ Blend of Shiraz, Cab & Merlot ~ 96 points ~ velvety, rich and truly loved (by me) Yes Yes Yes

Truth be told, I have not yet had the pleasure (longing, though) of experiencing the pricier

2009 Blue Eyed Boy (except for Mark, lol) 98 pointer Shiraz-a-matazz
or the
2009 Gigglepot 94 pointer Cab
or the
2009 Carnival of Love 98 pointer Shiraz
or the
2009 Enchanted Path 97 pointer Shiraz/Cab blend
or sadly, the illustrious
2009 Velvet Glove 99 pointer Shiraz.

I have a dream . . .

Katharine Fioretti
KATIE'S PASSION KITCHEN
10-10-10


"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food" . . . W.C. Fields

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