Roasted tomato sauce & Coturri Barbera

Every now and then, we get an urge to make this really simple Puglian-style roast tomato sauce, served on orecchiette (Little Ears). Prep is quick. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut about 20-25 cocktail size tomatoes. Sometimes called campari tomatoes around here. Put them cut side up in a pan, in more or less a single…

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Cat Night

This is the 2006 Serra de’ Gatti Barbera d’Alba from Cascina Val del Prete. We started buying barberi after our old favorite dolcetto (Bruno Giacosa) started getting expensive. I had always thought that the price order tended to be Dolcetto < Barbera < Barolo. And while that does hold pretty true, some good barberas are…

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Sandrone 2006 Barbera

Went out to Drago Centro last weekend with our friends. The food was even better than when G & I had gone back in January. This time, instead of sampling a number of wines by the glass, we got a bottle barbera that was very nice. I havent done any research on the 2006 Sandrone…

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