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

Invitation to 5th Annual Collaboration #MerlotMe and #WinePW

October Is #MerlotMe Month It’s October, time for autumn leaves and the dreaded pumpkin spice everything. More importantly, it’s time for #MerlotMe! October 2019 marks year 5 for our Wine Pairing Weekend group collaboration with the MerlotMe wineries! Our blogging group will be posting and sharing our love for Merlot all during the month of … Continue reading

The “New” Huîtrerie Régis

Paris for a Day On some trips, we end up with a free day in Paris prior to returning to the states, and we never complain! It’s a chance to see what’s new and to visit some favorite spots. (click on any photo for a full size slideshow) Huîtrerie Régis – One of Our Favorites … Continue reading

Could Moldova Be Your Next Wine Destination?

Moldova – Ready for Exploration Are you an adventurous wine traveler, looking to be one of the first visitors into a region? Then you should add Moldova to your list of destinations! Interesting history, culture and of course, wine; much to discover and explore. Disclosure: I participated in a sponsored press trip to Moldova in … Continue reading

Dip Your Biscotti in Montefalco Sagrantino Passito #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Group Savors Passito Wines Wondering what a passito wine is? Stick around and find out, with lots of ideas from our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group! This month, we’re diving into sweet wines made from grapes that have been harvested, then laid in the sun or someplace warm to … Continue reading

Basque Chicken and Irouléguy, Perfect Winter Dish on the Hottest Day of the Summer #winophiles

French #Winophiles Search for Irouléguy This month our French Winophiles are out in search of Irouléguy, the noteworthy wine from the French Basque region. Irouléguy = Snipe Hunt for the French #Winophiles If you went to summer camp as a child, you might have participated in a snipe hunt. Snipes are rare creatures, only venturing … Continue reading

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