Posts Written OnNovember 03, 2005

Dr. Konstantin Frank 2001 Pinot Noir

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Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars, on Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region is well known for it’s riesling. In fact, some say that their dry riesling is among the best (if not the best) riesling in the U.S. But what about the reds? I’d never tasted any Dr. Frank reds until I opened this bottle last weekend. My hopes weren’t overly high because I tend not to like Finger Lakes reds — they always taste green and vegetal to me. This one, however, I liked quite a bit. Eyes: Easily recognizable as pinot noir, light-to-medium ruby Nose: Toasty,…

Great Use for Post-Carving Remnants

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Stephen Cooks is a fairly new member of my "check it daily" food blogger list. He comes up with some spectacular recipes and he always has great pictures of the final product. And this week, he offers up an awesome-looking way to get rid of those carving party scraps — pumpkin parmesan ravioli with pumpkin cream sauce. What New York State wines would I pair with it? Probably: Channing Daughters Winery 2004 Pinot Grigio or Macari Vineyards Early Wine (the 2005 is coming out next week)