Category Archives: in the kitchen

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

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Tasting notes: Gaja – Sito Moresco Langhe 2008 – home made pizza…

Sito Moresco is an entry level wine from Gaja, which is Italy’s one of the legendary producers. The wine comes from “Langhe” located in Piemonte region – northwest of Italy. This 2008 vintage is a blend of Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon … Continue reading

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Tasting Notes: Likya Isinda Rose 2009 – Rice from Pounded Unripe Wheat with Shrimps / Steamed Vegetables with Celery/Red Beet Purée

Likya Wines are producing interesting wines from Antalya – Elmali region of Turkey. This Rose Wine from 2009 vintage made by Kalecik Karasi grape, has classic salmon color. Strawberry is very intensive on the nose and the palate, just like … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Ca’Saletti Bardolino Chiaretto Classico DOC 2009 – Mung Bean Salad – Spanish Tortilla & Ipek Hanim Farm Products

This North Italian rose wine is produced from Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes typical to the region of Bardolino located nearby Garda Lake. The wine does not have that intensity on the nose which I was expecting, however, there are … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Barbera d’Asti Cassetti Clement & Figli 2007 La Vigna Vecchia – Rigatoni al ragu with mint

Barbera, being one of the grapes grown around Asti located in Piemonte – North of Italy, for me, that gives very nice results for red wines. As we see from the label the wine is produced from “old vines”. We’ve … Continue reading

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