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For fun, Tasty Whites, Wine

Wines of Portugal: Vinho Verde

Vinho Verde! If you’re looking for a fresh white wine that’s light, fun, inexpensive and sometimes fizzy, then let me introduce you to Portugal’s Vinho Verde. And when I say “inexpensive” I mean you can literally get a bottle for $4.99 at Trader Joes. That’s...

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Entrees, For fun, Recipes, Veg Head

Easy and Fresh: Pasta al Pomodoro

This has to be one of my favorite Italian pasta dishes. Pasta al Pomodoro literally translates to “Pasta with tomato” in Italian. It’s light, fresh and completely uncomplicated. If you’re looking for a 10 minute dinner to make your taste buds scream, you might enjoy this. The key is to use fresh ingredients.

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For fun, Tasty Whites, Wine

Fumé Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are the same grape!

You see, back in the 1960’s Sauvignon Blanc didn’t have a lot of street cred. The American versions of the wine at that time were on the sweet side and less than exciting for most people. So Robert Mondavi (we ALL know that name, right?) took the initiative to visit France to see how they created their Sauvignon Blanc. He visited the regions of Loire Valley Sancerre and also the Pouilly-Fumé region whose Sauvignon Blanc at that time was called “Blanc Fumé.”

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