Pairing Friends, Ribs & Wine

Wine Dinner Group Time The four-mutual-schedule gods finally approved and we had a date for our semi-regular wine dinner group.  Summertime calls for the grill, and Bruce offered to make his favorite ribs from an Emeril Approved recipe. Sounded great! As the wine guy for our group, I have the challenge of finding a selection … Continue reading

Lynne Rosetto Kasper, Amy Thielen, KITM and Linden Hills Farmers Market – Whew!

Farmers Market Fun Minneapolis and St. Paul are lucky to have a variety of Farmers Market venues, large and small.  Besides the large Minneapolis and St. Paul Farmers Markets, we have lots of neighborhood markets.  Linden Hills Farmers Market is open on Sunday mornings, and is perfect for a quick (or long) stop after church … Continue reading

Brut MN Pop-Up Restaurant

Have you ever attended a restaurant preview?  Tonight was our first.  Brut is going to be a great addition to the restaurant scene in Minneapolis in early 2015, and they’re hosting a pop-up preview in August.  We were lucky enough to see the tweet and grabbed a spot. Tonight we enjoyed a preview of what … Continue reading

Wine and My So Called “Friends” #MWWC11

Wine Buying Problem?  Me? Madeline at Wine Folly recently posted a fun quiz to determine whether I might have a wine (buying) problem.  Know what?  I got a perfect score! Oh wait, that might not be a good thing. Until a few years ago, wine buying wasn’t a problem.  We drank maybe 4 bottles a … Continue reading

#WinePW 3: Summers’ Bounty or Attack of the Killer Turnips?

Wine Pairing Weekend #3: Summers’ Bounty Wine Pairing weekend is a monthly collaborative event for wine/food bloggers. This month’s theme is “Summers’ Bounty”.  If you’d like to see what others in our group are doing, scroll to the bottom of the post for links. Summers’ Bounty or Attack of the Killer Turnips? Is your garden … Continue reading

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