We have had this California Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon recently and blogged about it. But, every night is a new night with wine tasting!
Tom chose this wine for our Monday night. It is snowing, it is dark. It is a December Michigan winter night. This wine is very nice and a good value (I believe Tom purchased it on sale for $5.95 at our local grocery store). The wine is rich with blackberries and a vanilla finish. It is dry with structured tannins. This is lovely and will go well with our dinner tonight. I am reheating a beef stew that I made yesterday. For those of you that are interested, I took a 3 lb. beef chuck roast, cubed it, dried it on paper towels, seasoned it with salt & pepper and then browned it in a very hot skillet with about a tablespoon of hot olive oil. Once the beef was browned, I added a chopped onion and chopped garlic (2 cloves). After the onion and garlic had softened, I added about 4 oz. of tomato sauce, the rest of a bottle of merlot (probably 6-8 oz.) and a 14 oz. can of chicken broth. I also added bay leaves and thyme. I covered the skillet and let that simmer for about 2 hours. Then, I transferred everything to a large, covered pot and added cubed red potatoes (unpeeled) and sliced carrots. Once the vegetables were cooked, I thickened the broth with flour mixed with chicken broth. and added green beans. It is a savoury and comforting meal.
Tony just IM’d me on Skype. . .yay!