Vegetarians rejoice! The first Check, Please! Bay Area all-vegetarian show! Beginning in San Jose with international vegetarian selections delivered under the watchful eye of the supreme master at Vegetarian House. Next, fresh, organic ingredients meld together in Mexican vegan dishes at San Francisco’s Gracias Madre. Finally, complex spices produce tantalizing aromas from the South Indian vegetarian spot in Sunnyvale, called Madras Café.
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My name is Leslie Sbrocco and I’m the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine, beer, and spirits the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine tips with each episode. This week I discuss: Don’t Waste Wine – Make Vinegar!
2013 Stemmari ‘Dalila’ Bianco Terre Siciliane, Italy $15
Sicily is an exotic yet classic place and this wine expresses the island’s traditional-marries-modern bent beautifully. A combination of the native white variety, Grillo, with a portion of the international star, Viognier, Stemmari’s unique blend is explosively aromatic. Tropical fruit mingles with citrusy freshness in a white that over-delivers in quality. Pour alongside sweet potato and turkey chili for a mouth-watering match.