Seafood Brochettes with the Wines of Anjou & Saumur – French #Winophiles

Saumur Rouge, Savennierres and Coteaux du Layon wines

French #Winophiles Cruise the Loire, Part 2 In our four session virtual cruise up the Loire river, we have left the Pays Nantais and the coast behind and have entered the Anjou-Saumur region. The Melon de Bourgogne grape is gone. Now we have Chenin Blanc grapes for white wines, and Cabernet Franc for reds. Anjou … Continue reading

Giving Salice Salentino a Chance

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Salice Salentino Gets No Respect Do a little research on Salice Salentino, and the nicest comment you’ll hear is: “At least it’s inexpensive”. Dig a little deeper, and you might hear “ripe and bitter.” Wow, faint praise indeed. As our #ItalianFWT group was exploring Puglia, I approached the bottle of Salice Salentino I bought with … Continue reading

Rabbit & Rhône #WinePW

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Spring in the Southern Rhône Our Wine Pairing Weekend group (#WinePW on twitter) is celebrating spring by creating and sharing wine pairing recipes featuring wines from the Southern Rhône. Lapin = Rabbit, Good Luck Finding One One of the things I envy about cooks in Europe is the wider variety of fresh products. They may … Continue reading

Primitivo and Pasta from the Heel of the Boot #ItalianFWT

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Italian Food, Wine & Travel Explores Puglia This month, we’re traveling (virtually of course) to Puglia, in the far south of Italy.  Puglia is the high-heel of the ever fashionable boot that is Italy. If you look carefully, you can tell a lot from the photo above.  While much of Italy is marked by the … Continue reading

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