This Week In Wine: July 24 – 30, 2016

This Week In Wine

This Week In Wine – July 24 – 30, 2016: Finding The Best Wine List Values, A Peach Tree Pinot Noir and a Sicilian Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

Welcome to the first edition of This Week in Wine — your one-stop serving of this week’s best wine related posts, including wine tips (aka Grape Tips), wine recommendations and food and wine recipe pairings, pulled from our weekly editions of This Week In Wine. Bookmark this page to peruse while you cheerfully and (very) warmly welcome August — and start your Sunday completely up to speed. Here’s to another delicious week!

 

Wine 101

What Should I Be Looking For On A Restaurant Wine List?This Week In Wine 101: What Should I Look For On A Restaurant Wine List?

We’ve all been there, dining at a nice restaurant with family, friends or a special someone from the wait staff hands you the wine list and the pressure of selecting a good wine is on. For those of us who aren’t familiar with every region, its varietals, or top producers it can be more than a little daunting. The truth is, everyone at one point or another feels either inundated or uncertain by which wine to select for dinner at a restaurant. To help you prepare for your next restaurant experience, we’ve listed some tips that may help change those inhibitions you felt prior to reading this article. Plus, we’ve listed some brand names for you to look out for!

 

Wine Wednesday

2011 Sokol Blosser Peach Tree Block Pinot Noir - Red Wine - THEGRAPE

This Week In Red Wine: Sokol Blosser Peach Tree Block Pinot Noir 2011 ($80)

The Sokol Blosser Winery is both family-owned and operated and dedicated to creating world-class wines. Today, the second-generation winegrowers of Sokol Blosser continue the ‘good to earth’ policy through certified-organic farming, sustainable business practices and low impact packaging. In fact, they were also the first US winery to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification – and recently became a Certified B Corporation. The highly acclaimed, 2011 Sokol Blosser Peach Tree Block Pinot Noir allures with blue fruit characteristics and spice as a young, focused wine. Hold onto the 2011 Sokol Blosser Peach Tree Block Pinot Noir for another 5-10 years. We recommend pairing this delicious red wine with: THEGRAPE’s Black Pepper Encrusted Ahi Tuna Lettuce Wrap Recipe; a fresh tomato, sausage and pecorino pasta; or a grilled chicken salad. A vegan lentil stew also complements this wine.

 

Food & Wine Friday

Sicilian Thin Crust Pizza & Wine - THEGRAPE This Week In Food & Wine: Sicilian Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

Why do we love thin crust pepperoni pizza so much? Is it because it’s so easy to make; or because it’s so darn tasty? Maybe it’s because it includes all the major food groups so we think it’s healthy? Whatever the reason, thin crust pepperoni pizza is always a crowd favorite. This Sicilian thin crust pepperoni pizza will hit the spot. You’ll also awaken your palate with these delicious Grape Certified wines.

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This has been another great week of Wine 101 Grape Tips, Wine Wednesday recommendations and Food & Wine Recipes! We hope you enjoyed this episode of This Week In Wine. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy this weeks grape tip but we’re excited for you to try this week food and wine suggestions. If you enjoyed this post please don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of This Week In Wine. Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below and at www.thegrape.com. Cheers!

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