This Wednesday, June 8th 8pm ET, join me for “la dolce vita” via a wonderful survey of Italian wine. Register for this virtual tasting here.
For more about Mark’s virtual wine tastings, please visit this page.
Some purists might scoff at truffle salt, but I’m confident that it would be a flavorful addition to your bunker. Similarly, people once scoffed at planting Cabernet Sauvignon instead of Nebbiolo grapes in Piedmont, Italy. Gaja proved it can be done with magnificent results. Featured wine: medium-bodied, blackberry-mint-leather Gaja Darmagi Langhe Cabernet Sauvignon 1982, the very first Cabernet from this legendary estate, literally a bottle of vinous history.✨
got da bunker blues? spice things up za’atar 🌿, the Middle Eastern spice blend (dried herbs mixed with toasted sesame seeds) that can easily be ordered online. Pair it with a wine that is appropriate to the geography and mystique: Chateau Musar “Hochar Pere et Fils” ’14, a delicious, full-bodied red blend redolent of cherry liqueur, cedar, and savory spice (Lebanon, $28).
How to send you tastebuds on vacation ⛵️ to crabby bliss while never leaving your place? Use Goldbelly to ship in an iconic dish from across America, like I did with the plump, pure Chesapeake Bay crab cakes 🦀 from The Narrows Restaurant in Maryland. Then pair it with the perfect wine: the rich but clean, vanilla-citrus-pineapple Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Private Reserve (Napa, $35) ✨. \