Winter is nebbiolo’s season. We’re talking an old-fashioned winter, a winter when pipes freeze, rivers threaten to breach levees, fog settles in like a cat curled up in front of the fireplace, refusing to budge.
Rock & Brews, the rock ’n’ roll-themed casual dining chain backed by Kiss frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, welcomed scores of classic rock fans and intrigued diners at its opening Monday in Vacaville.
For better or worse, I've always been a white wine drinker. It's what my mom keeps in the house – Kendall-Jackson chardonnay, to be specific – and taste, like behavior, is often learned. I'm a firm believer that wine drunk is the best drunk and that even a single glass of wine has the ability to ease the tension after a particularly long day (or week or month). I have happy memories built on pinot grigio and chardonnay and riesling.
Saag Gosht serves up flavors of India. An authentic one uses freshly ground spices and long cooking times. By using good quality cubes of lamb cut from the leg and ground spices, this dinner retains the essence of Indian food without the long preparation.
Now that you've settled on a wine resolution or two for 2018, vowing to do more of this or less of that, perhaps you could use a little reference guide to help you do it all better. Below are some reminders on how to get the most out of your wine-drinking experiences – from serving at the proper temperatures and partnering with a simpatico acquisition adviser, to calibrating your mind for optimal bliss and BYO-ing like a certified PRO.
Basic shares much with basement: It's the bedrock, the beginning, the building block. The computer uttered its first words in BASIC. The classic dress comes in basic black. Garlic, chemically speaking, is basic.