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stirring the lees with james molesworth

Chili and Côte-Rôtie

Photo by: David Yellen

Posted: Nov 17, 2006 12:16pm ET

Well, after we finished eating at our favorite local sushi joint last night, we stepped outside into a driving rainstorm. So we bagged it and called it a night without shleping over to the movies.

I think we're leaning toward Borat though, as the wine flick is getting roundly drubbed everywhere ... and Stuart's comment from my last post is dead on—I do need a mental break from all the vino.

So for this weekend it's my homemade chili and the Michigan-Ohio State game (Go Blue!), with some beer.

Heck, who am I kidding, there will be some Côte-Rôtie too. It goes great with chili...

David A Zajac
November 17, 2006 3:02pm ET
Can't argue too much about your choice of wines, although I must admit I have never thought about Cote Rotie with Chili, but I agree it would seemingly go well. However, your choice of football teams leaves something to be desired...Go Bucks!
Trevor Witt
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada —  November 17, 2006 8:34pm ET
James...I must admit that I am just beginning to explore the regions where you work. Yes, I have some Bordeaux, Australian, Californian, South African and Canadian in the cellar...but i am quite curious of the Chile, Argentina and Rhone/Lorre Valley areas. Thanks for your excellent work. Any comments for a newby like me for these regions (a couple of wine suggestions, i'm flexible on prices)?Trev
James Molesworth
November 20, 2006 9:13am ET
Trevor: It's too much to just list suggestions here. Try using the wine database search function, where you can look up by score, price, appellation, etc.

I also list top and value picks in each of my annual reports on these regions - Argentina's last report was in the Nov. 30 issue, Chile was May 15 and Loire was June 15.

If you don't have hard copies of back issues, they are also available here under the articles link on the menu bar.
Roger Gentile
columbus ohio —  November 20, 2006 6:56pm ET
Hi James,A good game, a good menu, and a good bit of with about Go Blue. Two out of three ain't bad...roger

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