Natura Wines – Organically Grown, Fresh & Affordable

Natura Wines – Organic, Affordable, Delicious I received a set of Natura Wine samples this spring from the parent company, Banfi Vintners. Natura Wines come from Chile, and they represent a line of inexpensive wines made from hand harvested organic grapes.  Affordable and hand harvested organic aren’t typically seen in the same sentence, so I … Continue reading

Dinner with wines of Vignobles Brumont

Exploring Madiran with Vignobles Brumont #Winophiles

Southwest France, Unknown in the US The wines of Southwest France are little known in the US. Deep in the shadows of Bordeaux (which geographically should be considered part of the region), the wines are difficult to find  and even knowledgeable wine shop employees may not discern a difference between Sud-Ouest (Southwest) and Languedoc-Roussillon. The … Continue reading

Come Along as the French #Winophiles Explore Southwest France

Explore Sud-Ouest France (Virtually) with the French Winophiles The French  #Winophiles are a group of wine writers and bloggers who love French wine, food and travel. Every month, we all explore some pre-arranged aspect of French wine. We all post and chat about our experiences on the third Saturday of the month. This month’s topic: Southwest … Continue reading

Easy no-cook seafood rolls pair with Villa Maria Sauvignon Blancs at www.foodwineclick.com

Cool Kitchen Seafood Rolls for an Easy Summer Supper #WinePW

Kicking Back for an Easy Summer Supper with Wine Pairing Weekend Members of our Wine Pairing Weekend group work pretty hard to pair great foods with great wine choices. Sometimes, though, it’s fun to just relax and take an easy path to dinner. The food still needs to taste great and pair with some nice … Continue reading

Southwest France wine map

French #Winophiles Return to Sud-Ouest (Southwest) France

Explore Sud-Oest (Southwest) France with the French Winophiles on July 15th! It’s been 2 years since our #Winophiles group first explored the wines of Southwest France. As French wine regions go, it’s near the bottom of the list for familiarity. It’s time to return to further our investigation! Looking at the map, you might realize … Continue reading

Blandy's 10 year Malmsey Madeira

Friday Night: Sipping as Our Forefathers Did – Madeira

Dessert Wines – Wines with a Story Almost every dessert wine I know has an interesting story. Sometimes it’s the vineyard conditions: foggy fall mornings, early freezes, long dry autumns.  Often, the story involves history and the challenges of transporting wines over long distances before the age of refrigeration. On the Friday evening of our … Continue reading

Italian Wine 101: Italian Wine Intro and Chianti!

Italian Wine 101: Intro to Italian Wine and Chianti After spending a few months virtually cruising around France, you have hopefully gained some insight into affordable French wines. In case you missed France, the posts are available here. Ready for more? Let’s jump over to Italy. No time? Jump right to the Cheatsheet here: Italian … Continue reading

Villa Maria Wines from New Zealand

Villa Maria Virtual Visit

A Virtual New Zealand Visit to Villa Maria via Snooth Virtual Tastings/Chats are a blast, if you’re an action junkie.  The biggest challenge is managing your time for the hour of the chat. We taste, eat, tweet, photograph, and often are chatting on a custom media outside of the usual suspects (Twitter, Facebook, etc…). Tonight, … Continue reading

Primo Ceramic grill, pizza, and Trediberri Barber d'Alba

Friday Night: Pizza and Trediberri Barbera d’Alba

Friday Night: Easy Pizza and a Nice Bottle of Wine When we make pizza at home, I usually make everything from scratch: dough, sauce, and a wide variety of toppings. It’s a bit of an all-day affair, not exactly easy to start at 6pm on Friday night. Unless you like pizza at midnight!  This week, … Continue reading

Rosé Time 2017!

Welcome to Rosé Time! Spring has sprung, and the hot weather has arrived. In Minnesota, it always takes us a few extra weeks to be really sure the cold weather has gone for the season. Farmers markets have opened, the yard has greened up, and the mosquitoes are due any day now. That can only … Continue reading

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