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It's Hot in Here July Tasting at Dovini

Escape the Texas heat with us on July 2nd at 7pm at Dovini Italian Grill in Bridgeport, TX, for 'It's Hot in Here,' a refreshing wine tasting designed to cool you down and lift your spirits. I have handpicked five exceptional wines that are perfect for beating the summer sizzle....


Dovini Wine Dinner June 25

Deposit for June 25th Wine Dinner at Dovini.


Hey friends, we are starting a new series called “Around the Island,” as in the the kitchen island.  

Today I got hooked up by our buddies at Ten:One Artisan Cheese.

On the Island today: (Excuse the mess, I was making Beef Stroganoff at the same time.)

Dopff Au Moulin’s The Furst Riesling. This prestigious winery is well know for beautiful Alsace wines, and its long history, having made wine since 1574. Whaaaa?

Check out the super beautiful website, not now, after you read this, but go! Dopff

Though Dopff makes many pricey wines, this is one of their everyday offerings. Because we need wine EVERYDAY, not just special occasions. 

Am I right?

So I took this tasty wine and tried it alone, then with these 3 cheeses.

Fontina Val d’Aosta (Italy) this creamy, dense cheese, had nutty and tangy notes to bring out the fruit in the wine.

Gruyere 1655 (Switzerland) fruity, salty, and creamy all at once, it elongated the finish of the wine and brought out the minerality (taste of rocks…it’s a good thing friends, I swear!)

Sottocenere al Tartufo (Italy) Made in Veneto, this is sooooo silky. Luckily I was able to heist enough for my tasting as this is my daughter’s favorite cheese and she promptly commandeered the rest. There’s coriander, nutmeg, fennel notes, obviously the earthiness of truffle and ash (it’s got an ash rind, for real!) The there is a grassy, spice hit. This brought out the body in the wine, the fat middle, if you will, the sweeter notes and the alcohol, along with the richness. 

Each pairing was different and yet enjoyable. I encourage you to call up my friends at Ten:One Artisan Cheese

940-320-5639, or use email, Faceypages, or whatever you like, and have them put this together for you. 

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