A Year in Wine sums up the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
The big winners were drawn from a final field of 82 wines that had been nominated for the sweepstakes round. All earlier had been judged the best of their class. They included nine pinot noirs, eight cabernet sauvignons, seven zinfandels and seven chardonnays. Why so many of each of those varietals? For one, the numbers reflect the huge popularity of those varietals among both consumers and judges, who were to send a best-of-class wine to the final round only if they felt strongly that it was an exceptional candidate.
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Vegetarianized makes a meatless Sloppy Joe
Nothing wrong with a good ol' fashioned Sloppy Joe made vegetarian. Takes as long to put together as you chopping the veggies. I read that this classically messy sandwich originated in Iowa and didn't have sauce. Somewhere along the line that got added, and I made some healthy additions of my own, including packing these joes with carrots, celery, peppers and beans. If you don't have ground chipotle powder, use half smoked paprika and half chile powder.
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