Easter Brunch with Melissa d’Arabian & Why You Like the Wines You Like

Easter Brunch with Melissa d’Arabian & Why You Like the Wines You Like


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Sips of the Week

Pair with Ham: Mas Redonne Bandol, Provence, France $20.00

Winemaker’s Notes: Nice light salmon color, typical of Bandol. The wine expresses some citrus, Pomelos (a delicious type of grapefruit) and lots of white fruit aromas and minerality. The flavors are fresh, fruity and very aromatic with tons of Apricot and Mango. This Rose is a blend of 55% Mourvèdre, 35% Cinsault, 10% Grenache.

 Pair with Lamb:  Fritz Dry Creek Zinfandel 2010, Sonoma, California $19.99

Winemaker’s Notes: Our 2010 Estate Zinfandel is handcrafted from 30 year old vines grown on the valley floor of our Estate, a 5 acre site that produces wines that are rich in color and flavor. In this garnet hued wine, look for aromas of blackberry, black and red cherry, wild berry, anise, and subtle dusty earth tones. It is a well structured Zin with a balanced mouth feel and elegant tannins. Flavors of blackberry, black and red cherry, red licorice, carry through to it’s delightful finish.

All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore, MD check them out at www.WellsWine.com. To find these wines in other areas visit www.winesearcher.com.

Featured Guest  

Tim Hanni, Master of Wine  is an internationally recognized wine expert and professionally trained chef.  He joined us on the show to discuss his book  “Why You Like the Wines You Like”.  He is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking “Vinotyping” — making wine drinkers more confident about their personal wine preferences. The concepts in this book enable wine producers, marketers, restaurateurs and retailers to tailor wine recommendations for their customers.  Tim believes well-guided, confident consumers are the foundation of a healthier and more vibrant wine community.

Wine Sandwich with Melissa d’Arabian 

Mom of four, television host and New York Times best-selling author Melissa d’Arabian joined The Sipping Point to share her expertise on family home cooking ans Easter Brunch – Easy to make, Budget Friendly Meals.  After winning seasaon five of “The Next Food Network Star,” Melissa’s relatable cooking show “Ten Dollar Dinners” premiered on Food Network. Each episode delivers on her $10 promise: four people, ten bucks, infinite possibilities and proves a delicious budget-friendly meal can be made without compromise. We talk about Melissa’s first cookbook “Ten Dollar Dinners: 140 Recipes and Tips to Elevate Simple, Fresh Meals Any Night of the Week.  Fans can stay in touch with Melissa on Facebook and Twitter (@MelissadArabian).

Check out the recipe Melissa shared with us for Rosemary-Chocolate Chip Scones!

Upcoming Events

April 26th Texas:  Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair
April 27th Virginia:  Great Grapes Wine Festival
May 4th  Maryland: National Harbor Wine & Food Festival 

Next Week

Mitch Cosentino from the Meritage Alliance talks about the 25th anniversary of Meritage — a celebration of New World wines done in the tradition of Bordeaux, with probably the most mispronounced word in the wine industry! Then Robin Shreeves, the Eco-friendly food blogger for Mother Nature Network will help us with some creative ideas for all that leftover Easter Candy.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Wells Discount LiquorsSheehy Lexus of Annapolis and Sergio’s Jewelers