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The title of this blog was inspired by one of my Spanish professor's at Miami University of Ohio, Dr. Robert Phillips, who died in the e...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Coq au Riesling

A funny thing happened on our most recent visit to Plymouth, Massachusetts (America's hometown). We passed a rather large winery - Plymouth Bay Winery. Neither one of us remembered ever having seen it before, so we figured it must be new. It looked like perhaps it has moved into a former restaurant space. We're not ones to pass up a tasting so we went in. Some friendly folks greeted us and we asked how long they had been there. "Eighteen years". This is roughly the same amount of time we have lived in the area, and we visit Plymouth at least half a dozen times a year. You'd think we would have noticed something like that, especially since we're usually on the lookout for local wines! Go figure.

Anyway, we enjoyed a tasting of ten different wines including blackberry, apricot, and cranberry. We purchased several different bottles after the tasting, including two of the Widow's Walk - "a tribute to classic German Rieslings and Gew├╝rztraminers" since I had just read this recipe for the a twist on the coq-au-vin I took it as a sign. The recipe was pretty simple to follow. I used chicken breasts instead of thighs because that's what I had in the freezer. I think I allowed too much of the liquid to boil away because mine didn't look as "stew like" as the photograph did. It was tender and tasty, however.

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