Robert J. wrote:I work at Central Market Westgate and have not seen it there but I will check and see if we can order it. You might want to try Whole Foods though I think that it is a long shot.
Thanks for the welcome, Robert!
I've checked with the Lamar Central Market a year or two back but no joy. So I recently sent HEB a feedback form asking that they carry it at one of their high-end stores. Maybe something will come of it.
I have to admit to knowing next to nothing about wines. The added flavor complexities they contribute to cooking is my primary interest. I rarely sauté without deglazing with wine. However, I've opted not to risk drinking alcohol since I've got a compulsive personality. (Figure if I'm a pound-a-day inveterate Chocoholic, I surely wouldn't be able to drink wine in moderation.)
However, I get the evil eye from friends and relatives who fancy themselves wine connoisseurs... they insist that if I'm going to abuse the poor squeezings that way, I should use cheap cooking wines. Haven't been able to convice them that when you spend that much time and money on good ingredients (such as a choice cut of meat), risking the final product with a lousy quality salted wine is pure stupidity.
So, they always suggest marginal wines when I ask for their suggestions. Perhaps the folks here have suggestions for a basic stock of wines for one's larder?