3 Rules for Wine Pairing with Turducken

Recently, I was contacted by Echelon Foods with a request to provide wine pairings for their Original Turducken. Never having prepared or eaten a Turducken before, I thought it sounded like fun!   Julie and I prepared an early mini-holiday Turducken dinner.  The question was: how does a Turducken differ from a traditional turkey dinner … Continue reading

#TempranilloDay

#TempranilloDay Oh No!  Another wine day.  I don’t know why, but I just can’t resist.  November 14 is Tempranillo Day, and we’re encouraged to open a bottle of wine made from the Tempranillo grape, then share the experience on social media. If you’re curious, just enter #TempranilloDay on Twitter.  We don’t drink Tempranillo all that … Continue reading

Viognier & Spicy Food? – Shrimp Tacos

Viognier pairs with a number of interesting foods: Indian cuisine, curries, pork, chicken, anything in a cream sauce, moderately spicy foods. Today we’re testing Viognier with spicy foods.  We’re also trying inexpensive examples from California and France.  Let’s go! Our spicy food test dish is shrimp tacos.  Our basic tacos are barbecue-rub spicy, which is … Continue reading

Viognier Exploration: Curry Chicken, Sweet Potato & Cauliflower

Getting to Know Viognier It’s time to explore a varietal that is surprisingly easy to find, but a little less known: Viognier.  Wines made from the Viognier grape tend to have a bigger body: perfect for colder weather.  I purchased wines from a variety of different places:  California, Washington, Oregon, Australia and France. The samples I … Continue reading

Movie: A Year in Burgundy

A Year in Burgundy is a new documentary movie, available right now for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes, and several other VOD sources.  If you’re reading this blog, you will enjoy this film! The movie chronicles a year in the life of several winegrowers in Burgundy through the lens of Martine Saunier, a long time Burgundy … Continue reading

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