April 2012

An Evening In A Steakhouse

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most sought after grape variety in today’s market. Cabernet’s fruit forward, light tannic, and moderate weight works well with steak house style meats. Flavors of the cabernet grape include blackcurrant, chocolate, cedar, and well brewed tea. Best sauces to pair with a good cab are demi- glace, mustard and pepper based, and of course, all red wine liaisons. Best vegetables for pairing are mushrooms, squash, quality tomatoes, and Lyonnais potatoes.

Cabernet is difficult to pair with light meats and fish, and citrus based sauces.

Game Day: Kansas versus Kentucky. Beer versus Bourbon. Barbeque versus Ham Biscuit.

Somewhat of a surprise to see the Jayhawks beat the Buckeyes by two points and now face Kentucky. Will the Bluegrass State beat the Show Me’s. Will it go into extra time?
Beer is the traditional ballgame beverage, and there are many from which to choose. Why not look at the popular Kansas City brewery, Boulevard Brewery, which is distributed in twenty States to pair with your barbeque? Try the light fruity styled unfiltered wheat beer, available locally in Kegs and in bottles.