Wine Pairing from Touring and Tasting


This week the Online Gr@pevine features an International Wine Sale:

Rolf Binder "Halliwell" (Barossa Valley, Australia)
A masterful blend of Shiraz (70%) and Grenache (30%) from Australia's famous Barossa Valley.

Chateau Cesseras "Minervois" (Languedoc, France)
A rich, extracted Syrah-based wine from respected wine importer Patrick Lesec.

Donati "Sorelle Per Sempre" (Paicines, CA)
A great Cabernet and Merlot blend with a touch of Malbec. Perfect Summer sipping!

Chateau Puynormond "Montagne" (St. Emilion, France)
From the legendary 2005 Bordeaux vintage, an intense and full-bodied Merlot-based red.


Prawns With Romesco Sauce:

In keeping with this week's international theme, we bring you a recipe from the Spanish region of Catalonia. Romesco sauce is a thick, tomato-y sauce made with nuts, bread and garlic. This week, the Los Angeles Times rhapsodized over this sauce (read article). We found a prawn recipe that pairs deliciously with this week's Chateau Cesseras "Minervois".