Q: I would like to build my small wine collection to cover a variety of situations and occasions. What types of wines are must-have basics of any collection? I am also thinking of purchasing modular racks to store my wine laying down, thus preventing the corks from drying out. Anything else that I need to keep in mind when it comes to proper wine storage?
Pair with: J. Bouchon 2016 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Maule Valley, Chile ($16.99); Coriole 2016 Chenin Blanc McLaren Vale, Australia ($21.99); Alpha Estate 2015 Assyrtiko Florina, Greece ($42.99)
Photos by Ian McCausland
In the fall 2016 issue of The Cellar Door (Women & Wine), we featured an easy pecan and coconut pie crust with two fillings, pumpkin and three berry. This pie crust is easy to make ahead and freeze, and here are two additional fillings that you can whip up in minutes to take to a holiday meal.
Fall brings fresh garden tomatoes. If you’re lucky, it brings lots and lots. If you’re really lucky, you have the best Mom who shares her tomatoes! Because I hate the mess of removing tomato skins in boiling water, I decided to experiment with the much more passive roasted tomato sauce this year. It was the right decision.
Next recipe: sweet potato gnochhi to eat with your tomato sauce!