Wine Review: Joel Gott Chardonnay 2014

  ¬†Tonight I’m having a Joel Gott Chardonnay 2014. With aromas of honeydew and pear with light floral notes. This Chardonnay opens up with tropical and citrus flavors with a long finish. I’ve enjoyed the previous years more but it’s nice. I’ve been using a wine aerator on white wines as they too need to…

Wine Review: Llano Estacado Vintner's Selection Riesling

I am a big fan of white wines but not one for the ‘sweet’ variants on the market. I finally tried a Riesling and found one that I really enjoy for those hot summers. To me, a Riesling should be refreshing first and sweet second. As I was preparing dinner on a Saturday night, a…

Wine Review: Bridlewood Estate Monterey County Chardonnay 2009

Bridlewood Estate Monterey County Chardonnay 2009 I’ve always enjoyed a nice glass of white wine, especially Chardonnay. It’s always fun to try new white to compliment one of my prepared dishes. This weekend, I decided to make a trip to one of our local liquor stores to find something I haven’t tried yet. It’s easy…

Penne & Shrimp Genovese at Paulie's

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day. After hard freezes and rain, it was time to get out of the house! We headed over to one of my favorite haunts in the Montrose area of Houston, Paulie’s. I enjoy dining at Paulie’s as the food is great, not like everyone else, the atmosphere is…

Week 5 Wine Review: La Noble Merlot 2004

Yes I’ve been behind on my wine reviews lately. Besides working alot on projects and for the main reason, I prefer not to drink alone, as wine is enjoyed with others! The 5th wine out of my 13 Week Review comes from France, La Noble Merlot 2004. I decided on this red wine mainly because…

Week 1 Wine Review:Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Our first wine in the series, “13 Wines in 13 Weeks” is a very fruitful Sauvignon Blanc by Veramonte from Casablanca Valley, Chile. I’ve always enjoyed a nice white wine. I was in the middle of preparing a spicy four pepper garlic shrimp pasta dish when I decided to compliment it with the Veramonte Sauvignon…

New Name! Same Pretty Face!

As you have noticed, I have changed the title of the web site to Tip of the Fork from What the Fork? The former name has been a big hit, but because we are heading to television, the producers decided we should go with something more friendly…and to set the record straight…What the Fork? did…

13 Wines in 13 Weeks

The next 13 weeks is going to be exciting for you and me! I have acquired 13 different bottles of wine from around the globe for review. All reasonably priced from $8 to $40. So for the next 13 weeks, I will be posting one wine review each week. To take it a step further,…

Wine Review: La Crema 2007 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

I was looking for a red wine late last week to compliment a meal I was preparing. I am a diehard salmon lover. Grant me a fish and I’ll give you a feast! More on the healthy meal in the next article…right now we are talking about a surprisingly Pinot Noir that will certainly make…

Wine Review: Orin Swift 2007 The Prisoner Napa Valley Red Wine

I had the opportunity to be at the right place at the right time. A friend of mine gave me a bottle of Orin Swift 2007 The Prisoner Napa Valley Red Wine last week. Tonight I decided to try it along with an omelet robust in flavor. You’re asking yourself, wine with an omelet? Of…

Wine Review: Santa Margherita Prosecco Brut

Have you ever prepared a meal and couldn’t figure out what kind of wine to serve? Paring food with odd flavors leaves you scratching your head and probably out of desperation you grab a simple merlot or even a chardonnay. Well…I’m here to help you! A friend of mine asked me to try a two…