Southern Rhone & Domaine Rouge-Bleu

The Dentelles de Montmirail

If you’re thinking of visiting the Southern Rhone, you should consider a stay at Domaine Rouge-Bleu.  The estate is in the Cotes du Rhone and is close to all the towns you might want to visit: Rasteau, Cairanne, Gigondas, and of course, Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  They have three beautiful B&B rooms overlooking the vineyards.  Thomas and Caroline … Continue reading

#SauvBlancDay w/ Shrimp & Citrus Sauce

tangent sauvignon blanc shrimp with fresh citrus sauce

Happy #SauvBlancDay ! I have got to be crazy.  Julie and I board an airplane to Europe this afternoon.  We should’ve had takeout pizza last night.  But today is #SauvBlancDay, and Sauvignon Blanc is Julie’s favorite wine.  We joke that every day is #SauvBlancDay for her!  I had to find an “easy, quick” recipe so … Continue reading

Fear: Love Wine, Hate to Write

There it is.  The keyboard, staring right at me.

#MWWC9 Fear I’m not a writer.  I don’t have a novel inside.  I’m not compelled to write.  I started my wine/food blog as a way to explore social media, but writing always has been and continues to be a challenge.  Food and cooking?  Great.  Wine?  Love it.  Photography?  Great way to hone my eye and … Continue reading

Garlic Ramp Pesto on Fettucine with #NWTW Viognier

viognier shrimp calamari garlic ramp pesto fettucine

The #NewWineThisWeek assignment was Viognier from France.  I spent some quality time with a variety of Viogniers this winter, so I didn’t feel a strong pull to participate this week.  Along came Saturday, and I just couldn’t resist.  I stopped by a local wine shop and picked up a $9 Viognier from the southern Rhone.  … Continue reading

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