Avignonesi has been a winery on our radar screen for a long time. While we have mostly focused on their Vino Nobile, we recently came across a few curious bottles at one of our local wine stores: Grifi Toscana IGT (a blend of cabernet sauvignon and sangiovese) and Desiderio (85% merlot, 15% cabernet sauvignon). The […]
Pinot Noir is mysterious, illustrious, temperamental, magnificent, and one of the most widely bottled varietals.
We have a saying at the Serious Foodie – there is nothing sexier than good food and good wine. This is especially true for Valentine’s Day, which is our second least-favorite day to dine out (next to New Year’s Eve). Why? The good to great restaurants are packed, the kitchens are stressed, the prices are […]
Risotto is often described as a tricky, fussy – and a bit scary. Since nothing impresses as a well-executed risotto, The Serious Foodie has put together a risotto primer to debunk any of your risotto fears. The aim of this article is to understand the different kinds of rice for risotto, the importance of good […]
The holidays gave us a great opportunity to try many wines, some old favorites and some new delights. After sorting through all of our tasting notes, we found ten fun wines that we highly recommend for 2015 – some are bargains (under $25), while others are splurges. Either way, there is something here for […]