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Comfort Food and a Very Nice Wine

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Don't get me wrong! I love our NCW wines...and other wines from our great state... but on occasion I do drink wines from other areas, states and countries. And tonight was one of those times.

In late winter, while visiting friends in California, we attended a very fun event: P.S. I love you. Held in Alameda, CA, it was a celebration of Petite Sirah, a wonderful, full-bodied, versatile red wine growing in popularity as people realize how good it is.

Tonight I wanted a simple comfort-food dinner: meatloaf, baked potato with sour cream and chives, steamed fresh green beans with our secret seasoning, greens salad with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil. This need a full-bodied red wine - did I mention ketchup for the meatloaf? - which would be full of flavor, holding up to all those flavors, acids and vegetables. For this we both chose the Thomas Coyne 2006 Petite Sirah.

Thomas Coyne is a winery in Livermore, CA, in an area of smaller wineries known for their quality wines, entertaining events and beautiful location. Other wines produced by Coyne are Merlot, Mourvédre, Syrah, Grenache, a Rhone blend called "Quest ™", and a Bordeaux blend called "Confluence ™", as well as a small amount of Pinot Blanc and Viognier. A very special occasion is the "Bottle your own" event. As I am particularly fond of Southern Rhone blends, their wines have a special appeal.

Here in NCW we are finding more wines blended from grapes of the Southern Rhone, and which complement many varied dishes. More about these will be coming up soon. Meanwhile, shop locally - yes - but don't hesitate to try the occasional out-of-area wine, for we want wine lovers from other areas to reciprocate, and to learn about our great wines.

So, back to Thomas Coyne and the other wineries of the Livermore Valley in California. When? In the not-too-distant future, I hope. Meanwhile, a visit to Gingko Forest, or Baroness, CR Sandidge, Karma, or one of our other local wineries might just be in order.

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