It’s almost criminal how good this wine is and really good value for the money. I am a fan of a good Shiraz, love it with grilled foods. And 19 Crimes 2011 Shiraz Durif from Australia did not disappoint. I love a big red wine in the glass, and 19 Crimes delivered. With flavors of licorice and a small hint of vanilla, the ripe red fruits were pleasant on the nose and great in the mouth. I had this wine with BBQ Baby Back Ribs (see recipe below) and they were magnificent together.
I often get asked for my recipes and all my friends know I am not just a lover of wine, but a foodie as well. I love to cook and it’s a hobby that I practice almost every day. So, I have decided to include some of my recipes on my blog, especially those that I had with the wine I am featuring. If the food and wine really compliment each other, I will share the recipe. The reason I have hesitated to do this, is that I don’t use measuring spoons or measuring cups. I just add ingredients and test recipes that way. I am appreciative of any and all feedback.
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Darlene’s Baby Back Ribs
– Baby Back Ribs with the fat trimmed
– About 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar
– A few shakes of Hot Sauce (I like about 10, but I like the kick)
– teaspoon of minced garlic
– A couple of splashes of Worcestershire Sauce
– Freshly squeezed Lime Juice from half a Lime
– Fresh Ground Pepper
-A splash of orange juice
– Half a bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce
Combine all the ingredients and slow cook in an 300-degree oven for 90 minutes. Remove then from the oven and slow grill on the top rack of a BBQ until you get those nice grill marks. Baste with BBQ sauce. And Enjoy!