The Sipping Point Radio – 6/9

by Laurie on June 9, 2012

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Sips of the Week

Michael Fishman of Open Door Cellars joined us to talk about my recent Blind Box Wine Tasting and we tasted 3 of his winning wines!

Open Door Cellars Chardonnay 2010, California, 1 L $21.99, 3 L $32.99
Inviting scents of honeysuckle and honeydew melon are followed by bright flavors of pineapple and Meyer lemon with subtle nectarine notes in the pleasing finish. Pair with brie, butternut squash soup, crab cakes, trout almondine, or roasted chicken.

Open Door Cellars Merlot 2010, California, 1 L $21.99, 3 L $32.99  

Alluring blueberry and raspberry aromas follow through to the palate with additional layers of plum and cassis finishing with rich cocoa notes. Pair with aged cheddar, vegetarian chili, burgers, beef stew or pizza.

Denise Whiting of Cafe Hon survives Kitchen Nightmares and makes Gordon Ramsey a burger he won't soon forget!

Open Door Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, California 1 L $21.99, 3 L $32.99  

A bouquet of blackberry and violet fill the nose. Savory flavors of dark cherry and plum lead to a warm, lasting finish. Pair with blue cheese, grilled ribeye steak, eggplant parmesan or veal osso bucco

All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at WellsWine.com

Wine Sandwich

Denise Whiting of Café Hon joined us to share the new happenings at her restaurant since being featured on Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsey. She shared some new weekly events including a Lobster and half priceds wine night. I also made her tell us if he is really as hard nosed as he seems!

Next Week

Next Week we’ll be broadcasting from the 30th annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen hanging out with the celebrity chef and winemakers. Tune in for a fun and star filled show!

Special thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, Wells Discount Liquors, Crystal Cruise Lines, Santa Rita Winery, The Cavit Collection and J Brown Jewelers.