A California-style white… from Portugal!

A California-style white… from Portugal!    What a fascinating wine discovery!  The 2008 Dona Ermelinda White (http://www.ermelindafreitas.pt/en/) is a blend of several native and often unfamiliar Portuguese grapes (Fernao Pires, Arinto, Antao Vaz) and 30% very familiar Chardonnay, the grape responsible for white Burgundies and countless world famous white wines from around the globe. The color … Continue reading A California-style white… from Portugal!

Fish Dinner with White Wines

Fish Dinner with White Wines  A recent dinner put on by “Off the Grid” (www.off-the-grid.ws) combined the fish-based culinary talents of owners Henry and Angela of Penn Avenue Fish Company (www.pennavefishcompany.com ).   The idea of a five course fish-only dinner paired with five white wines was interesting, since variety is the spice of life, and … Continue reading Fish Dinner with White Wines