A Wine Lover's Weekly Guide To $10 Wines - A Cabernet Sauvignon From South Africa

Don Alfonso Cabernet Sauvignon (V) 2009 12.5% alcohol about $10 Let's start by quoting the marketing materials. Description : A complex Cabernet filled with aromas of blackberry, cherry and black olive. Dry, ripely fruity with subtle oak notes, no tannins to speak of, but nicely balanced, nonetheless. Medium long, lush beef ragu smooth finish. Grilled steak is called for. And now for my review.

Watch for meat sales and buy in bulk whenever possible to cut down on your protein cost. Using a crock-pot or beef ragu sauce slow cooker is an easy way to tenderize some cuts of meat. Using a Pressure cooker is also an excellent method of tenderizing any cut of meat, and will help get meals on the table very quickly.



The next meal was chili with rice and okra that had been stewed in tomato sauce and coriander. When it accompanied the meat, this wine's caramel was predominant. Now its acidity was well balanced with light tannins. The delicious okra rounded out the caramel and the wine seemed slightly more tannic which was not a problem. After I added lots of ground chili peppers to the meat dish the Grenache/Shiraz became more intense. The caramel stepped back to make room for black fruit. I don't know about you but I would rather taste black fruit than caramel beef ragu pasta in my dry wine. Dessert was fresh honeydew and the caramel taste was in the saddle.

Famous Dave's Barbecue has been around for more than a quarter of a century, but it finally made its way to Long Island. The Famous Dave's barbecue sauces are so famous they have made their way into grocery stores for their unique and zesty sassy flavors. For appetizers you can order a sampler platter with ribs, wings, chicken tenders, catfish fingers and onion strings. Or you can order BBQ or buffalo style wings in beef ragu slow cooker your choice of hot or mild. But be sure you can handle an appetizer because the meals are generously sized and you'll probably need a doggy bag because of this.

Deep frying turkeys has become more popular in the last few years. People that have tried it say the meat is moist but not greasy. This method calls for a large pot with a basket (like a 40 or 60 quart pot) and a propane tank and burner. You must use an oil that has a high smoke point. Turkey's made this way are sometimes marinated before frying. (Tip: research this method carefully and have a fire extinguisher handy). Associated Content producer Alex Parsons has great tips for how to fry a Turkey.

There are many different slow cookers with timers to choose from. The ten hour timer allows for the most versatility and will allow for all day cooking. Look for a timer that will let you enter multiple cooking times and temperatures, and one that will switch to warming mode after the set time is finished.

Final verdict. It'll probably be quite some time before I buy another bottle of Rosso del Conte. I do think that it's worth the price, but I can't say that I got a $100 wine for less than $40. Have you ever done so?