The Blu Jam Blog
Colorful side dish of roasted hot peppers, lemon-mint infused Chateau d' Estoublon olive oil, chive spears, red lava salt. Perfect for any occasion... Will bring a bit of "heat" to your dinner table!
Grilled Asparagus Recipe with Red Wine & Chive Mayo, Toasted Almonds Yes, this is another spring recipe (best quality of asparagus is in the Spring even though these days you can find it through out the whole year) and a fantastic side dish for main courses, or great as an appetizer! Another antioxidant ingredient that is made to a well balanced small dish! Easy to make and very satisfying! It [...]
Great wines at a great price, around $20 La Massa "La Massa" Toscana 2014 You want to impress friends with a nice bottle of wine but don't want to "break your bank"?? This wine for about $20 will do so! Nice blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Alicante Bouschet will deliver the punch! It is a young and powerful wine but it does exhibit a nice balance of fruit [...]
Kamil's wine picks - Great wines for under $10! Domaine de Bila Haut " Les Vignes de Bila Haut" - Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2014 Beauty of a red wine, blend of Syrah and Grenache from the south of France, it is a great value but you don't have to tell that to your friends!!:):) They would NOT believe you anyway that this wine cost only $11. This wine is [...]
Revisiting Santa Barbara and Ballard Canyon AVA for some wine tasting. I was there in May, now is September and winemakers are busy bringing their precious harvest in for pressing!! I was lucky enough to taste some Syrah grapes off the vine and I believe that 2016 vintage will be an awesome one for Syrah. When I tasted them, they had a great sugar / acidity ratio that created a [...]
We live in California so let's support local economy by visiting Santa Barbara county and the beautiful vineyards that lie there! There is something for everyone! From great Syrah to awesome Pinot Noir as well as great and well balanced Chardonnay! Great restaurants are bountiful and food is awesome! Here I took photos of 3 Syrah clones, there are in total 12 Syrah clones that are approved and each grape [...]