Celebrating Cabernet Day #102

Celebrating Cabernet

We are celebrating Cabernet Sauvignon Day. One of our favorite days of the year! – but really, who needs a reason to celebrate divine wine?

In the 17th century a Sauvignon Blanc grape was married to a Cabernet Franc grape. The result of the union? Cabernet Sauvignon grape. It’s thick skin protects the juices against weather and longer. As of today it is Cabernet Sauvignon is the #1 grape grown in the world. It grows best in Bordeaux and Napa … but of course.

In this episode we will pair six favorite Cabernet’s with our favorite dishes.  The recipes are available at the bottom of this post.

” Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world
and one of the most natural things of the world that
has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it
offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation
than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”
~Ernest Hemingway

Word of show is CABERNET.

Debra and Kelly

Debra’s Cabernet Picks & Pairings

Novelty Hill 2011 Stillwater Creek Cab8e84498b65f61178c02b58d0f95829ff (1)
Twitter: @nhjwines
Appetizer: PIN IT
Prosciutto, Goat Cheese & Fig Jam Crostini with Arugula & Balsamic Reduction

1999 Quilceda Creek Cab
Twitter: @QuilCreekWinery
Main Course: PIN IT
Pork Chops with Sweet Onion Marmellata
 Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze
2007 Lewis Vineyard Dunham Cab
Twitter: @dunhamcellars
Dessert: PIN IT
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Kelly’s Cabernet Picks & Pairings

Dariush 2012 Cabernet Sauvignonribs porcini
Twitter: @darioushwinery
Main Dish: PIN IT
Braised Short Ribs with Porcini-Port Wine Sauce


Silver Oak 2010 Cabernet Sauvignonff581664505f0a86ca84b69222c77749
Twitter: @SilverOak
Appetizer: PIN IT
Point Reyes Blue Cheese Crostini & Fresh Fig


Franciscan 2012 Stylus Cabernet Sauvignon
Twitter: @FranciscanWinery
Dessert: PIN IT
Mount Tam Bread Pudding

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Kelly Mitchell * @KellyMitchell
The Wine Siren, Founder, WomenOnWine.TV
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Debra Trappen * @debra11
Founder, WomenOnWine.TV
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