Posts Written OnDecember 08, 2004

Tasting Notes: 2001 Wolffer Premier Cru Merlot, Wolffer Estates, Sagaponack, New York


Wolffer Estates, in the Hamptons region of Long Island, is probably one of my favorite two or three producers in New York State. From their bone-dry, mostly-Merlot Rose to their full-flavored Cabernet Franc to their succulent Late Harvest Chardonnay dessert wine, and all the wines in between, I’ve never had a Wolffer wine that I’d call "poor." Roman Roth, their winemaker and general manager, is nearly magical in his ability to craft delicious wines year in and year out. He’s so good, in fact, that several other wineries on the Island have him make (or consult on) their wines. As…

FMIL’s Turkey Pot Pie


I’m still trying to write up the recipe…but I just had to get this picture of my future mother in-law’s turkey pot pie posted. It is an amazingly inventive way to use Thanksgiving leftovers (it’s actually pretty involved if you don’t already have stuffing, mashed potatoes and turkey around). I’ll hopefully get the recipe written up soon, but what really sets this pot pie apart from the norm is the top "crust." Instead of using the same crust you use on the bottom, it’s topped with scoops of stuffing, mashed potatoes and unbaked biscuits. The picture above is a nice…