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Soup & Savoie French #Winophiles

French Winophiles Search for Savoie Our French #Winophiles group is taking an imaginary trip to the Savoie wine region this month. The region may bring a smile and recognition once you make this connection: The Savoie is also “The French Alps“. I should have brought my snowboard! Take a look at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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Millesima Wine Blog Awards 2017 2015 Awards (first year) – I was a finalist, didn’t win 2016 Awards – I was a finalist, didn’t win 2017 Awards – I’m a finalist.  I need your help! I won’t waste your time, here’s my ask: I’m a finalist in a wine blogging competition. There are only three … Continue reading

Quinta do Romeu Douro Red wine with steak

Something Old, Something New – Flank Steak & Douro Red #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Tries Something New Our Wine Pairing Weekend January theme is “try a new wine”. My challenge this month was that we were away for a long weekend just before our posts were due. My “something new” tools were the Utah State Liquor Store and our condo kitchen, so my post became a … Continue reading

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Swordfish Pasta with a Not So Crazy Sicilian Red #ItalianFWT

Frank Cornelissen Hijacked My Post Our Italian Food Wine & Travel assignment this month was to highlight wine and food from a coastal area of Italy. I immediately knew I would want Sicily for my choice. I had picked out a Sicilian seafood pasta recipe to try as well white and red wines from the … Continue reading

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French Wine 101 – Affordable Bubbles- Crémant & More

French Wine 101 – Affordable Bubbles- Crémant & More Champagne is one of the first wines which come to mind when you say French Wine. Sparkling wine for celebration, it has a long and storied history. Unfortunately, the laws of supply and demand are such that something in limited supply (Champagne) and seemingly unlimited demand … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beth Dooley’s “In Winter’s Kitchen”

Thought Provoking Wolf in Homespun Sheep’s Clothing Beth Dooley’s “In Winter’s Kitchen” If you’re ready to take a first step or your next step to a more thoughtful approach to your food, you’ll love “In Winter’s Kitchen”. It deserves a spot on any food enthusiast’s bookshelf. At first blush, Beth Dooley’s new book, “In Winter’s … Continue reading

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Master the Saber with French Fizz #Winophiles

French #Winophiles Celebrate French Fizz This month our French #Winophiles group is exploring and sharing all things related to French Fizz. From expensive Champagne to humble sparkling wines from minor regions and all things in between.  In lieu of a food pairing, I’m sharing our absolute favorite way to share sparkling wine: the saber!  Whenever … Continue reading

Affordable Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone wines

French Wine 101: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, & The Best Homework Ever

Why Wine 101 My young adult children have both exited the beer-only stage and have now started to enjoy wine (yay!). They also have noticed that very few of the wines I post about are in their price range. On their suggestion, I’m starting a new series aimed at newcomers to wine with interest but … Continue reading

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Never Say Never: Cab Franc #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Celebrates Cabernet Franc Our blogging winemaker buddy, Lori, from Dracaena Wines just finished hosting a worldwide Cabernet Franc Appreciation day (#CabFrancDay on Twitter) and today our Wine Pairing Weekend group is continuing the celebration. There are links to all the posts further down in this post. Never Cab Franc Lori’s crusade is … Continue reading

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Artisan wine from Chile: Garage Wine Co

Chilean Wines in the United States We get a nice variety of Chilean wines in Minnesota, from Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere to Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from coastal vineyards. However, the large majority of wines are from major wineries, focused on commercial success and internationally styled wines. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, but … Continue reading

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