Un-Oaked Goodness

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I know absolutely nothing about wine, but I like this one, discovered last year at Passionfish.  I believe “Un-oaked” means the wine was fermented in something other than Oak barrels (in this case, stainless steel).  This gives it a smoother taste than you’d expect.  Also, they don’t grow their own grapes; they use a combination of local Sonoma County vineyards.

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The name rolls off the tongue...

Don’t let the ridiculous food-pairing suggestions like “fig pizza” stop you, it’s a damn good wine.

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Hmmm yes... just the wine I was looking for!

I like their description of the process,

…blending up a big tank of “grown” chardonnay, that is to say no bulk juice, is not unlike making a stew. you want to build in layers of nuance.

You can get it online, but not many other places out there have it.  I’ve have only ever seen it at Bi-Rite.

Check it out if you see it!

How To Win Friends and Influence People… with BACON

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Planning to host your next party that will make people talk about it for rest of 2010? Look no further.

1. Bring Appetizers. Lots of them.

Hey... it's fruit

Omg... it's everywhere

Get your veggies in!

Dates are fruit.

Not your mom's deviled eggs

Arrg walk the plank you scallywags!

2. Bring main courses

One word: Meatcake

OMGRUSERIOUS

Bacon... with rice

nom nom nom

3. Bring condiments

Lite, to be healthy, of course

Don't be salty

To protect those chappy lips and to continually smell of bacon

4. Bring Dessert

Snap, Crackle and Pop would be so proud

Sweet Mother of God

5. Bring Alcohol

Get crunked with bacon

6. Wear Clothing

Wear bacon

Just follow these steps to ensure your next party will be a HIT!!!

*Thank you Faye Xu and Katrina Chan for the awesome pictures! 🙂