Saturday, February 23, 2008

Go Take a Cab!

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Tonight was another Wine & Dine event where the dinner theme was Italian inspired dishes to pair with Cabernet Sauvignons.

Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety of red grape that grows in almost every wine growing country. If current trends continue, it may soon be the most planted grape variety. Many of the famous wines of France’s Bordeaux region are based on Cabernet Sauvignon. California is definitely Cabernet country (some of California’s Napa Valley Cabs have been awarded top honors – even bt the French). Chile and Australia are particularly well-known for great Cabs, and South Africa is up there too. Believe it or not, even China produces Cab!


Here is a pic of the wines we offered for our tasting:

We had a wonderful potluck of dishes folks brought:

Cheese & Fruit Platter from Victoria
Cheese Platter from Ann & MarshallCured Meats Platter from Bryan
Stuffed Mushrooms w/Feta & Bacon from Megan
Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip from Kelby
Fresh Bruschetta from Camille
Roasted Broccoli from Howard
Blue Cheese & Endive Salad from Lauren
Spicy Shrimp Linguine w/Capers from JanSpicy Italian Seafood Stew from Mia
Italian Potato Salad from Vanessa
Spinach & Asiago Ravioli Bake from Joelen & Louis
Coffee Mocha Crunch Pie from Susan

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