Invitation to French #Winophiles Vouvray Virtual Visit

Discover the Many Faces of Vouvray with the French Winophiles Vouvray is a French Wine region located in the Loire Valley. The wines are made exclusively from the Chenin Blanc grape, but they can take on many faces. Do you like sparkling wines? Do you like your white wines bone dry? Ever care to enjoy … Continue reading

Add Sweet Bordeaux to Your Holiday Table

Disclosure: all the wines in this post were provided as media samples for a Snooth Virtual Tasting. All opinions expressed are mine. Sweet Wines Deserve a Place at the Table, Too It’s a shame that sweet wines have fallen out of favor and outside wine drinkers’ attention. There are many occasions when a sweet wine … Continue reading

Rasteau and the Côtes du Rhône Quality Pyramid #Winophiles

Winophiles Invade the Southern Rhône This month, our French Winophiles group studies the wines from Rasteau, one of the Cru designated villages in the Southern Rhône. Join us as we virtually travel to the south of France and enjoy with wines of Rasteau! Look further down in this post for links to all my fellow … Continue reading

Low and Slow Grilling with Texas Wines #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Discovers Texas! Wait, they make wine in Texas? Yes! Thanks to one of our Wine Pairing Weekend members, our group was provided with samples from a variety of Texas wineries, and this month we’ll be blogging about our experiences with the wines and pairing them with a variety of foods. You’ll … Continue reading

Gran Selezione: Pinnacle of the Chianti Classico Ladder? #ItalianFWT

Italian Food Wine & Travel Explores Tuscan Wines of Chianti and Its’ Neighbors Our #ItalianFWT group travels (virtually!) around Italy, blogging on a monthly topic. This month, we’re exploring the wines of Tuscany, including all the versions of Chianti and its’ neighbors. Several in our group received samples of Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico Gran … Continue reading

The Malbec You Never Knew: Cahors #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore the Cahors Region This month, our French #Winophiles group is returning to the Cahors region in Southwest France. We virtually visited a year ago (previous post is here) and we had so much fun, we decided to return. And we had an offer of samples from  Vinconnexion and  Vin de Cahors .  … Continue reading

Young Professionals Explore Merlot with #MerlotMe #WinePW

#MerlotMe 2019 – Introduce Merlot to the Next Generation Wow, this is the fifth year our Wine Pairing Weekend Group and the #MerlotMe wineries are collaborating to celebrate the Merlot grape all through October. Take a look farther down in this post to all all the great ideas from my fellow Wine Pairing Weekend bloggers. … Continue reading

Preview the #MerlotMe Plans from the Wine Pairing Weekend Crew! #WinePW

October is #MerlotMe Season Move over Cabernet Sauvignon! Take a seat Malbec! Pinot Noir, you really are too finicky(high maintenance). Let’s not even mention “Red Blends” Pffft. It’s time for Merlot to reclaim its’ place on the top shelf of wines we Americans turn to. This is the fifth year of a collaboration between our … Continue reading

Pairing Magic with Ferzo Pecorino and Squash Risotto #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel “Visits” Abruzzo October brings our #ItalianFWT blogging group to Abruzzo in Central Italy. Take a look farther down in this post for a bunch of great ideas related to the foods and wines of Abruzzo. Earlier this year, I was introduced to the Pecorino grape, a native to the central … Continue reading

Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux – Your “Go-To” for the Grill

Cru Bourgeois Wines and the Grill Cru Bourgeois wines from Bordeaux fill a perfect spot at the dinner table when grilled foods are being served. They possess a magical combination of high quality, affordable price (around $20 US for a bottle), age-able but ready to drink on purchase. Whether you’re holding one in your cellar … Continue reading

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