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Small Plates Menu: Beef Tenderloin Skewers with Cranberry Port Peppercorn Relish & Gorgonzola

Beef Tenderloin Skewers with Cranberry Port Peppercorn Relish & Gorgonzola

Today we get to the “meat of the matter” in this week long series of small plates with wine pairings. Beef Tenderloin Skewers with Cranberry Port Peppercorn Relish & Gorgonzola which we paired with Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007.

It’s a simple dish with a lot of bold flavor. The relish has the bite of plenty of assorted peppercorns and the Gorgonzola is just the right finishing touch. A Cabernet such as this Hall is a perfect compliment.

But since a new year is starting we also thought we’d also start something new. Wine Reviews!

Now we’ll still do wine pairings. That’s what Sippity Sup is all about. But my brother Grant will also be reviewing some of the wines that cross his path as well. He has developed a Sippity Sup appropriate rating system that is far less complicated than points or stars, because it relies on common sense and the simple question, would I reccommend this wine to a friend? It’s basically a scale from Nope! to Hell Yes! in four easily understood categories. CLICK here for an explanation of Sippity Sup’s wine rating system.

The first wine he has chosen to review is paired with my beef tenderloin skewers and is a part of my small plates series. Read his review of this wine after the jump or CLICK here for a printable recipe serves 4 Beef Tenderloin Skewers with Cranberry Port Peppercorn Relish & Gorgonzola. GREG