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  • CHERRY TOMATO & LEMON SALAD

    Serves 2 *If there is anything more perfect than a summer lunch consisting of ripe, in-season tomatoes and a cold glass of rosé, I don’t k...
  • VALLEVO IGT TERRE DI CHIETI ROSATO 2019

    STORYUntil very recently, France seemed to have a monopoly on pink wines. Indeed, when we think rosé, our minds still drift first and foremost...
  • SAKE STEAMED CLAMS WITH SOBA NOODLES

    Serves 4 *From Bon Appetit: The Food Lover’s Cleanse. Minerally white wine set against saline clams make for a pretty perfect (and easy) p...
  • VALLEVO IGT TERRE DE CHIETI COCCIOCOLA BIANCO 2019

    STORYThough Italy is surely best known for the magnificence of its best reds, we’d actually argue that the most impressive aspect of Italian w...
  • CAULIFLOWER ADOBO

    Serves 4 *Adapted from NY Times Cooking Serve this Vegetarian dish with some white rice and something green on the side. Ingredients 1 large cauli...
  • LAMB RAGOUT WITH SPRING VEGETABLES

    Serves 4-6 *Adapted from NY Times Cooking Ingredients 3 pounds lamb shoulder, trimmed of exterior fat, cut in 2-inch chunks  Salt and pepper ...
  • LEEK, LAMB, & PECORINO PIZZA

    Serves 8 *Inspired by a recipe in Food & Wine Magazine  Ingredients All-purpose flour, for dusting  1 1/2 pounds pizza dough, cut into 8 piece...
  • SCALLION OIL NOODLES

    Serves 8 *From Bon Appetit *Soy paste can be found in most Asian Markets or online. Ingredients 10 scallions ¾ cup grapeseed or vegetable oi...
  • JULY SAUVAGE–CALCARIUS SOULGLU 2019

    STORY Ask a wine person about Puglia and you will likely be answered with a lecture on Primitivo. True, 99% of the focus in Puglia as far as wine ...
  • JULY SAUVAGE–MACCHIAROLA BIZONA 'BLUE WINE'

    STORY Now, if you were to continue searching for innovative winemakers in the heel of the boot beyond Valentina’s wonderful wines, you’d eventuall...
  • JULY DIRT–RAUL PEREZ VIZCAINA BIERZO TINTO LAS GUNDINAS 2017

    STORY La Vizcaína, on the other hand, is Raúl latest venture. Launched to explore and embrace the terroir of his home village, Valtuille de Abaj...
  • JULY DIRT–RAUL PEREZ BIERZO TINTO ULTREIA SAINT JACQUES 2018

    STORY This month in Dirt, we set out to explore the wines of the man who is likely Spain’s most visionary winemaker, Raúl Pérez. Though superlat...