Searching for wine, made easier

The popular app and wine website Vivino have updated their search engine to include the most popular phrases being used by their community. Some are more obvious than others, seeing the Pinot noir grape top the list comes as no surprise. It’s been rated as the most popular grape, and is often included when doing […]



Top 10 Popular Vintages

From Château to Napa Valley, These Are the Top Wines Straight from Vivino’s front page, we’ve got the top 10 most popular wines, based on their search engine. It’s interesting to see such expensive wines being that popular. Pauillac is known for its pricey, yet acclaimed vintage. Note that seven out of the entries are Châteaus. Included below […]





Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi From: Elise Bauer Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 5 Mins Total Time: 15 Mins Ingredients: 1 pound large (16-20 count) shrimp, shelled* and de-veined, tail-on for presentation if you want 2 tablespoons olive oil 2-3 tablespoons butter Salt 3-4 garlic cloves, slivered, or 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red […]



Sole Piccata

Sole Piccata From: Elise Bauer Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 20 Mins Ingredients: 1 pound thin, skinless fish fillets 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper 1/3 cup flour for dredging 4 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine (such as Sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio) 2 […]



Oxtail Stew

Oxtail Stew From: Elise Bauer Total Time: 4 Hours 30 Mins Ingredients: 3 lbs oxtails with separated joints Salt and pepper Olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 celery rib, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped 2 cups stock (chicken or beef)* 2 cups of red wine 3 whole cloves garlic, peel still on One […]



Sautéed Petrale Sole in Herb Butter Sauce

Sautéed Petrale Sole in Herb Butter Sauce From: Elise Bauer Total Time: 20 Mins Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds fresh petrale sole fillets Salt, to taste 2 Tbsp olive oil 3 Tbsp minced shallots 1/4 cup dry white wine 2 Tbsp, cut into 4 pieces, cold, unsalted butter Fresh thyme leaves (or any fresh herb for […]



Summer Garden Risotto

Summer Garden Risotto From: Elise Bauer Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 35 Mins Total Time: 45 Mins Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 1/2 cups Arborio or other risotto rice 1/2 cup white wine 5 cups hot water Salt and black pepper 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels (fresh or […]



Osso Buco

Osso Buco From: Elise Bauer Total Time: 30 Mins Ingredients: 1/4 pound pancetta, diced 1/4 inch cubes (do not substitute bacon) 2-1/2 to 3 pounds veal shanks (4 to 6 pieces 2-3 inches thick) 1/2 cup diced carrot (1/4 inch cubes) 1/2 cup diced celery (1/4 inch cubes) 1 medium onion, diced 1/4 inch pieces […]