Wine and Chocolate with Stübbe

Wine and Chocolate with Stübbe

Wine and chocolate isn’t something you see on this site very often. It’s a pairing that you find often – especially at this time of year. But, if I’m being frank, it’s one of my least favourite pairings. There’s just something about putting these two things together that don’t quite gel. Red wine and dark chocolate seems to amplify some of the more astringent characteristics in a red wine. So when I was asked by…

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Ravenswood (August 2015)

Ravenswood (August 2015)

What I found most interesting about my visit to California has to do with their own identity as a wine growing region. Most wineries have put their Cabernet Sauvignon at their highest tier with Chardonnay somewhere behind it and Zinfandel on the bottom rung of the ladder. This is great news for people like me that can’t afford to drink $150 Cabernet Sauvignon. The reason that this is curious is that it really feels as…

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