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Dan Dawson -- Eat This, Drink That: 'High-level convenience shopping'

“Eat This Drink That” is here to help you make tasty, smart, one-stop food and wine purchases. Dan The Wine Man calls it “high-level convenience shopping.” You get two Eat This Drink That’s per column. Previously featured in Tuesday’s food section, this is ETDT’s first stop in Friday wine. #1....
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Dan Dawson, Dan The Wine Man, Eat This, Drink That

“Eat This Drink That” is a Napa Valley Register column intended to help readers make tasty, smart, one-stop food & wine purchases. Dan The Wine Man calls it “high-level convenience shopping.” You get two ETDTs per column. #1. Polish Sausage from Mo’s Hot Dogs and Jan Kris Syrah 2020 from...
NAPA, CA
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Dan Dawson, Dan the Wine Man: Eat This, Drink That:

Dan the Wine Man's “Eat This Drink That” is intended to help readers make tasty, smart, one-stop food and wine purchases. You get two ETDTs per column. • Funghi Bruschetta and Clif Family Zinfandel at Clif Family Tasting Room and Food Truck in St Helena. Of the 50,000 outstanding food...
NAPA, CA
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Dan Dawson, Dan the Wine Man: The flavors of fall -- wine style

Wine folk like me particularly enjoy fall menus for pairing wine. The heartier foods we most often eat during the colder months are the best matches with deep, soulful wines. I don’t know about you, but these types of wines accumulate in my wine closet as I wait for the right meal with which to enjoy them.
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Dan Dawson, Dan the Wine Man:So Many Wine Options With Fish

Back in the ‘80s we were loyal to the white wine with fish philosophy. Those were simpler times with fewer international cuisines influencing our food and wine decision making. That changed in the late ‘80s as cooking, and winemaking for that matter, became more creative and expansive. Thinking differently about...
NAPA, CA
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Dan Dawson, Dan the Wine Man: Kale and Wine? Why not?

That was the reaction of Sasha Paulsen, the Register’s features editor, when I turned in this column. Child’s play…excluding the alcohol. To set the tone, you should know that my household is very pro-kale. Kale chips, coated in oil and slow roasted with salt and pepper. Braised kale added to mash potatoes. Cooked down in a pot of Rancho Gordo beans. Bring it on, and make enough for seconds. So if you’re doubting the voracity of my wine and kale pairings, rest assured my energy is high, and not because of the kale juice shot I had this morning.
NAPA, CA