Nathan Myhrvold’s Showstopper: “Food & Drink”

Most food photography enthusiasts are familiar with the Modernist Cuisine series of books and Nathan Myhrvold. Nathan worked at Microsoft for 14 years earlier in his career, rising to the position of Chief Technology Officer. He is also fascinated with food and the process of cooking. This fascination lead to one of his “retirement” projects, … Continue reading

How to Think About the 1976 Judgement of Paris in 2023 #winophiles

French Winophiles Reflect on a Historic Blind Wine TastingThis month, our French Winophiles are celebrating Chardonnay during the anniversary of the 1976 Judgement of Paris. This event was a surprise breakout success in announcing to the world that California wines could compete on the world stage. Take a look further down in this post to … Continue reading

You’ll Love “For the Love of Seafood”

Disclosure: I received this cookbook as a sample for review consideration. The food and wines in the post were all purchased at retail. All opinions expressed are mine. For the Love of Seafood CookbookI receive cookbook review offers from time to time, and I’m happy to evaluate ones I find enticing. “For the Love of … Continue reading

What is Sustainability in Wine? A Conversation with Michele Manelli of Cantina Salcheto

Last September, I was invited to visit Cantina Salcheto in the village of Montepulciano in Tuscany. I knew that Cantina Salcheto was a leader in sustainability in the wine business within Italy, but there is so much more to their story. I had the opportunity to interview Michele Manelli, partner and winemaker at Salcheto. Disclosure: … Continue reading

Chablis From Everyday to Special Occasion

Chablis Wines at the Dinner TableChablis is a wine appellation in France, in the northwest corner of the Bourgogne region. Chablis wines are always 100% Chardonnay. If your Chardonnay experience is from California or other warm places, Chablis might come as a refreshing change. This corner of Bourgogne is quite cool, so the wines will … Continue reading

Caves Jean Bourdy and Comté Cheese: Jura Classics #Winophiles

February Takes the Winophiles to the JuraIn February, our Winophiles are virtually visiting the Jura region, located east of Bourgogne in the foothills of the Jura mountains. Take a look further down in this post for a list of links to fellow Winophiles’ discoveries. Unique Wines of the JuraNearly half of the vignerons in the … Continue reading

Preview to French Winophiles Focus on the Jura #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore Jura Wines and FoodIn our February meet-up, our French Winophiles will share our love for the Jura through its wine and food. If you have a blog or other social media channel and you’d like to join us, read further below. A few days before our meeting on 18 February, we’ll add … Continue reading

For Rhone Wine Diversity Look Across the Street #Winophiles

January 2023 Searching for Diversity in the Rhone ValleyThis month our Winophiles writers are highlighting some Rhone wines which are a bit different from the usual suspects: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône, Hermitage. Percentages vary, but one recent accounting of Rhone valley wines highlighted 80% red, 15% rosé and less than 6% white. So for diversity, … Continue reading

French Onion Soup with Manzanilla Sherry

Sherry IntroIf you’ve never tried sherry, you’re not alone. Are you curious or looking for something new? Now is a great time to give sherry a try! Sherry wines range from bone dry to lusciously sweet. Even though most sherries start as a pale white wine made from the Palomino grape, they diverge greatly due … Continue reading

Hidden Champagne: The Côte des Bar #Winophiles

December is Champagne-TimeDecember is a time for celebration and many take the opportunity to open a bottle of Champagne. The French Winophiles are similarly inclined, though they may also open some Champagne on birthdays, minor holidays, #ChampagneDay or a Tuesday! This month, our writers are sharing some new ideas for you to try in your … Continue reading