The Sipping Point Radio – 7/7

by Laurie Forster on July 7, 2012

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Sips of the Week

Mark Oldman joined us to talk about some brave new wines for summer. Mark is passionate about helping wine enthusiasts jostle the jaded, slay the snooty, and drink bravely and is one of the country’s leading wine personalities.  He is an award-winning author, wine expert for Pottery Barn, wine columnist for The Food Network, and tv judge on PBS.  Mark’s signature style was best summed up by Bon Appètit as “winespeak without the geek” and by Publishers Weekly as “the ideal mix of wine connoisseur, showman, and everyday dude.”  His books, Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine and Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine both won the Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award.

Mark suggested these types of wines:

  1. Vinho Verde from Portugal – crisp, fritzy and perfect with seafood
  2. Falanghina from Italy – more complex and interesting than Pinot Grigio with many of the same characteristcis
  3. Beaujolais from Burgundy – Fruity, food friendly acidity and a red you can chill  in this heat

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

Wine Sandwich

Fort Worth, Texas Chef Tim Love is known as much for his freewheeling personality as his signature urban western cuisine. As chef and owner of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and The Love Shack, he is as comfortable cooking for the Dallas Cowboys as he is for his own kids, and his inspired and innovative dishes have earned critical and popular acclaim.

Chef talked to us about how to use simple, quality ingredients to put a delicious spin on some of America’s favorite classic summer dishes. To see more of his recipes including his Pork Tenderloin recipe visit www.Hellmanns.com For more on Chef and his reataurants: http://cheftimlove.com 

Click here to get a taste of this year’s Aspen Food & Wine Classic and enter for a chance to win a trip to NEXT year’s event!

Next Week

We’ll talk to Sébastien Marquet winemaker at Doukenie Winery in Loudoun County Virginia and Chef Jerry Edwards of Chef’s Expressions will join us with some food & wine pairing tips…

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

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