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Food & Wine Photography on the Go with your DSLR

Food & Wine Photography on the Go Are you the person in your group who loves to capture those fun food & wine moments? If so, read on. From simple to sophisticated, here are some ideas for capturing better food & wine photos. Your Phone Your phone has the prime advantage of always being with … Continue reading

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Spring Hopes: Asparagus and Rosé #WinePW

The Flavors of Spring Our Wine Pairing Weekend April assignment is to share our favorite flavors of spring.  At our house, this definitely means fresh asparagus and rosé. At the bottom of this post, you can link to a dozen other great ideas from my partners in our #WinePW group. Spring Into Being Truth be … Continue reading

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Sabering in Super Slo-Mo #Saberit

15 Seconds of Sabering Fun #Saberit We love sabering sparkling wines at our house, and we do it whenever we can.  We especially love introducing friends and family members to the tradition. Here’s our nephew, Charlie (yes he’s over 21) on his first attempt. Next time you’re pulling out the saber, try capturing it in … Continue reading

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From Etna Bianco to Marsala, a Sicilian Wine Tour #ItalianFWT

A Virtual Visit to Sicily with #ItalianFWT Our #ItalianFWT group is off to Sicily this month (virtually). I’ve included links at the bottom of this post to see what everyone else is up to! Sicily Sicily is a large island, just off the toe of the boot of Italy, bordered by 3 different seas. It’s … Continue reading

I loved the range of colors, aromas and flavors.

Not Your Grandmother’s Sherry

Sherry?  Who Drinks Sherry? I don’t know about you, but not many people I know are drinking sherry (me included). It seems both unfamiliar and a little bit old fashioned, a grandmother’s drink. The Wrong Way to Learn About Sherry Always curious, I tried a bottle last spring when my blogging buddy, Mike,  offered up … Continue reading

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Trentino – Alto Adige Apertivo!

Apertivo in the Trentino – Alto Adige We’re great fans of apertivo time, so today we’re doing our best to create a Trentino – Alto Adige version at home here in Minnesota. We have a fluke 70 deg. day in March, so we moved out to the deck for the 1st time since October.  We’ll … Continue reading

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Langhe e Roero: Il Moscato d’Asti e il Dolce

Week 4 Challenge: Moscato d’Asti in the Dessert Week 4 is our final week in this year’s food blogging/photography challenge from the Tourist Union of the Langhe and Roero (details here, in Italian). Our week 4 challenge is the the dessert course, and our secret ingredient is Moscato d’Asti. My entry this week is Moscato … Continue reading

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Trentino-Alto Adige is Different: Goulash and Teroldego #ItalianFWT

If This is March, We Must Be in Trentino-Alto Adige Our #ItalianFWT group is on a month by month, slow virtual tour of Italy.  We’re jumping around a bit, so you never know where we’ll be next. March is dedicated to Trentino-Alto Adige.  I’ve not visited, so my research is being done from afar.  The … Continue reading

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Tuscany: Peasant Stew & the King of Tuscan Wines

Peposo Notturno: Peasant Stew It’s the early 1400’s, and you’re a poor worker, firing tiles for the magnificent Duomo inder construction in Florence.  The meat you can afford has gone around the bend, and you need to spice it heavily to make it palatable.  Also, it’s tough, so you’ll need to cook it for a … Continue reading

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Langhe e Roero Secondo: Birra Brasati Costatine con Grappa Smalto

Week 3 Challenge: La Carne e il Secondo (Meat in the Second Course) We’re on to week 3 in this year’s food blogging/photography challenge from the Tourist Union of the Langhe and Roero (details here, in Italian). Our week 3 challenge is the Secondo course, which always means meat.  Beef in the Piemonte is prized … Continue reading

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