Category Archives: food & wine pairing

Tasting notes for 25.05.2015

We had a lovely tasting event on May 25th. I may say that particularly I like such tasting events where the participants reflect their feelings about wine. We tasted very interesting wines with different varieties from different regions of Turkey. … Continue reading

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Pairing wine with “Adana kebab”…

I was a little lazy within the last few weeks for my “gastroworks” blog, while I was continuously writing my Turkish blog “sarapatolyesi”… Anyhow, let’s continue with the “kebab & wine” relation… Last month while I was in Adana (Turkey’s … Continue reading

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Barbecue @ home…

While the whole family was in Istanbul during the 4 days holiday period, we wanted to end up with nice dishes together with excellent wines… This time we ‘ve got grilled New York steak with classical red wine sauce, grilled … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Style @ home…

I shall tell you about one of my favorite octopus dishes which belongs to Spain’s “Galiçia” region “Pulpo a la Gallega”. I was thinking of cooking this dish for a long time and finally I made it… Many people does … Continue reading

Posted in british wines, Cappadocian Wines, food & wine pairing, in the kitchen, ipek hanim farm, Kalecik Karasi, Kayra wines, Rose, spanish wines, sweet wines, Syrah/Shiraz, Tasting notes, Turasan | Leave a comment

“Antiochia” Restaurant – Istanbul…

Turkey’s one of the most important culinary cities “Antakya” locates just in the Southern-most point of the country connected to a culture which is lies about more than thousands of years between the Middle East and Mediterranean Sea. The cuisine … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Couly Dutheil – Les Chanteaux – 2009 – Chenin Blanc – Artichoke Risotto and Enginarlı Risotto and Surmallet with Vegetables

The last day I read an article in the newspaper about Chenin Blanc and immediately I wanted to remember this very nice wine of Loire Valley. We wanted to cook Artichoke Risotto and Surmallet with Vegetables and pair them with … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Turasan Seneler – Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Syrah 2008 – Turkey

This is one of the best Turasan red wines which was purchased for a priced of 30 TL from their wine shop in Cappadocia (The same wine is around 40 TL in Istanbul market)… Even, I may say that according … Continue reading

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