Alamos Red Blend with Gorgonzola, Mushroom and Onion Hand Pies


Alamos Red Blend 2012          $12.99

[From the back of the bottle] Dark berry fruit flavors, integrated with brown spice and vanilla oak characters that form a plush mouth feel. The Tempranillo and Syrah grapes contribute bold, spicy flavors of blackberry and black pepper which marry well with the juicy dark cherry flavors of Bonarda and the deep plum flavors of the Malbec base. The addition of Cabernet Franc helps to balance the blend, as it melds with notes of warm brown spice to create a long, supple finish.


Mushroom, Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onion Hand Pies             $I’m estimating 10.00

This is a recipe I found on this blog. Being a fan of Gorgonzola in my beef pasta dishes I thought it sounded rather good. Mushrooms, caramelized onion and cheese. What could go wrong?

Alamos wine and gorgonzola turn overs

Wine Review-     Absolutely terrible with what we paired it with. I almost threw up this was so bad. However, when I ate a banana to calm my nausea and then drank some of this wine it tasted pretty good. I’m sure the guy at the liquor store, who suggested this would be the perfect pairing with Gorgonzola, would about die if he knew. Drink this with a banana. Can’t go wrong.

Looks good

Cheese Review-     As I said before, I rather like Gorgonzola. It has a strong flavor but a sauce made with it pairs deliciously with beef. This recipe, however, was repulsive. I couldn’t even eat a full hand pie and I was quite determined to do so. I just…I couldn’t. It was too gross. I did beef broth fondue as I thought it would pair well with these hand pies. The only thing edible was the fondue. I don’t think anything pairs well with this recipe. Yuck!


The kids were smarter than we were. Son did not even think twice before retrieving some emergency ramen for dinner. Oh how I wish I’d eaten ramen for dinner. Maybe Gorgonzola wouldn’t be ruined for me forever.

Ummm No mom.

Daughter was forced to stare at her hand pie with woe filled eyes. She got some ramen as well. Poor thing.


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