Taking a Saber to Farmer Fizz #Winophiles

Having Some Fun With Grower Champagne This month, our group of French Winophiles are celebrating the recent ascension of Grower Champagne. I’ve covered Grower Champagnes several times, so today, we decided to have some fun with our bottle of Grower Champagne.  Let’s Saber! Saber That Bottle of Champagne Popping the cork on a bottle of … Continue reading

Granbazán Albariño in a beautiful backyard setting

Tapas and Albariño: A Winning Combination #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Blogging Group Explores the Refreshing White Wines of Spain and Portugal This month, our Wine Pairing Weekend group is off on a virtual trip the the coastal regions of Spain and Portugal to enjoy the refreshing white wines available from the region. Bonus: since they are less familiar in the US, many … Continue reading

Eating Pizza / NotPizza with Italian / NotItalian Wines #ItalianFWT

Italian, Not From Italy with the Italian Food, Wine & Travel Blogging Group Wait, I thought this group is dedicated to Italian food, wine and travel?  This month we’re coloring outside the lines by exploring Italian grape varieties grown outside of Italy. Wine grapes from France have traveled all over the world, from the US … Continue reading

A Day in Chablis – Part One: The Town & Chablis Grand Cru

Save Time for a Trip to Chablis When you trip to Bourgogne, save at least a day for Chablis. Physically separate from the Cote d’Or, you might be tempted to leave it for a future trip, but you would be missing a gem.  On our last trip to Beaune, I set a aside a day … Continue reading

Explore Lesser Known Bourgogne at Domaine Chevrot & Fils

Explore a Lesser Known Village with Domaine Chevrot & Fils It’s difficult to think of any part of Bourgogne (Burgundy) as anything other than famous, and expensive. However, there are lesser known villages which offer beautiful wines at more reasonable prices. On my recent trip to Beaune, I made a point to spend time exploring … Continue reading

The Cook’s Atelier: French Cooking Experience in Beaune

Market Day Cooking Class at The Cook’s Atelier When you come to Bourgogne (Burgundy), set aside your Wednesday or Saturday for a day with The Cook’s Atelier. And don’t forget to book it in advance! Marjorie and Kendall are the mother-daughter team behind the shop and cooking school, and they will lead you through a … Continue reading

What’s Your “Be Prepared” Meal?

Boy Scout Motto: “Be Prepared” Long after my time as a boy scout leader, some of the sayings stick with me. “Be Prepared” is the Boy Scout Motto.  It’s no secret, my “be prepared” meal is lamb chops. I love lamb, but Julie is not a fan. So, whenever she is away for dinner, I … Continue reading

A Summer Afternoon at the Grill with Bourgogne Rouge and Oregon Blanc

Grilling Time in Minnesota OK, truth be told, I grill all year. However, June in Minnesota is the time to enjoy sitting out in shorts, “managing” the grill with a favorite beverage. Somehow, it’s not the same when you need a parka, just sayin’. Today we decided to cook one of our favorite roast chicken … Continue reading

Alsace Wines in the American Kitchen #Winophiles #AlsaceRocks

The French Winophiles Dig Into Alsace with #AlsaceRocks This month the French Winophiles are collaborating with the kind folks at Alsace Wines in their summer promotion, Alsace Rocks! If you live in New York City, there are activities all through June.  If not, read our posts, pick up a wine from Alsace and join in! … Continue reading

Alsace Riesling with Pork Country Ribs and Sauce Nénette #Winophiles #AlsaceRocks

The French Winophiles Dig Into Alsace with #AlsaceRocks This month the French Winophiles are collaborating with the kind folks at Alsace Wines in their summer promotion, Alsace Rocks! This post is one in a series of four wine pairing challenges for Alsace wines with American dishes. Pairing #1: Alsace Riesling Loves Pork We visited Alsace … Continue reading

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