It has been a while since I did a wine review that it is long due. I have been tasting a lot of new wines but have not really took the time to do a full technical sheet. The good news though is that Clint and I discovered a site/app where you can rate your favorite wines and keep track of your likes and dislikes. Join and follow me here on Vivino, if you want to keep track.
The novelty of this review is that you are getting two technical sheets: one from me and one from Clint, offering you a comparative view. Follow Clint here on Vivino.
Another Lebanese red wine for review: although usually I prefer whites, this is a red I wanted to share with our readers.
For a while now, the idea of reviewing wines has been a project the TB blog. We even have notes about some wines waiting in an excel form, to be transformed to a post or a full review.
Today though I decided to have some wine; we received a small bottle of local wine as a gift for Christmas and it seemed like a great idea to sip with some roasted chestnuts.
I am not a professional wine reviewer, I would not even pretend to be, but I can honestly say that I am a wine amateur and I will just reveal my opinion and personal taste. It is by no means an expert’s or a connoisseur’s, but your average person sharing her wine experience with our readers.
Among my co-authors I am the only one who did not have a holiday to celebrate, but that does not mean it is an excuse not to feast. Well I did not exactly feast since the two recipes I am including have been made on different days. The common thing between them is that they are both first timers for me.
The first is baby octopi, the second is gnocchi. I have tried both before in restaurants or at friends, but I never made them myself.
The experience with gnocchi varied from the Italian perfection at Piazza Navona in Rome, with two streets dancers performing a tango on a dolent melody, to the extreme flop in a supposedly good local restaurant, where it seemed reprehensive to laugh.
The octopi experience has always been pleasant to me so I had no bad memories to compensate, so I was able to experiment.