Posts Written OnJuly 24, 2013

What We Drank (July 24, 2013 Edition)


Todd Trzaskos: Alamos 2011 Malbec Yes, it’s a “big brand” wine. Yes, drinking Malbec is trendy. Yes, it’s inexpensive, and not a “special” wine. And Yes, it is good. I’m willing to bet that quite a few folks recognize this wine, and may have enjoyed it themselves on occasion. It was one of those evenings where we needed something tasty but not challenging, would be pleasant with leftovers, and would help pull down the average on the weekly wine budget. It met these needs admirably, with a quality that is above average. Ripe, lush, plum fruit, good freshness, and not…

Event: ilili’s Third Annual Lamb Roast at Paumanok Vineyards, Tuesday, August 20


Paumanok Vineyards is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and as part of the celebration, the winery recently announced its 3rd Annual ilili Lamb Roast on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6 p.m.. Tickets are $150 per person ($125 for wine club members) and the menu just looks ridiculous — in a good way. I have yet to make one of these dinners — but maybe we’ll be able to make the childcare situation work this year! Assorted Mezza Hommus, Garlic Minted Labne, Basil Labne Roasted Eggplant Tartar Homemade Goat Yogurt Cheese Salad with Foster Farms Heirloom Tomatoes and Torpedo Onions, Finca…