19 Crimes & Baby Back Ribs!

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.

Natalie Maclean

The biggest thrill of my week was being asked by Natalie Maclean, Sommelier, wine writer and author of the books ‘Unquenchable’, and ‘Red Wine & Drunk All Over’ to write wine reviews for her website.  I have been a big fan of Natalie’s website and reviews for a long time.  Check out her website at www.nataliemaclean.com and I know you will become a big fan as well.   This is one of my favorite videos – here she is  with Wolf Blass here on CTV  www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq9wEBcSaaY

Thank you again for reading.   I am truly blessed and humbled by the new followers each week, and a big thank you to all of you who share and retweet.



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!

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