Wine+Food Pairing at the Indy Car Races

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Wine and food pairings can happen every day, but whether or not they're a good pairing is a different story.  Part of my shtick is taking the snootiness out of enjoying wine.  What better setting to test that than in the IZOD Indy Car press box at Infineon Raceway, located in Sonoma.  I'm always on the look out for good, flavorful food no matter what price range or style.  Your taste buds don't care.  Your taste buds care about sweet, sour, bitter, salt and umami.

Here's what I found today:

Meatloaf used to creep me out as a kid.  But as I got older I realized you can make meatloaf with quality ingredients and flavorings.  My Gramma used make something similar called Grandma Jay's Hamburger Steak in Mushroom Gravy.  Today's wine+food pairing goes to show you can find good, balanced combinations just about anywhere.

Not only was the meatloaf surprisingly good, but check out the desserts!

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