French Wine 101 – Affordable Bubbles- Crémant & More

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French Wine 101 – Affordable Bubbles- Crémant & More Champagne is one of the first wines which come to mind when you say French Wine. Sparkling wine for celebration, it has a long and storied history. Unfortunately, the laws of supply and demand are such that something in limited supply (Champagne) and seemingly unlimited demand … Continue reading

Book Review: Beth Dooley’s “In Winter’s Kitchen”

Beth Dooley's "In Winter's Garden"

Thought Provoking Wolf in Homespun Sheep’s Clothing Beth Dooley’s “In Winter’s Kitchen” If you’re ready to take a first step or your next step to a more thoughtful approach to your food, you’ll love “In Winter’s Kitchen”. It deserves a spot on any food enthusiast’s bookshelf. At first blush, Beth Dooley’s new book, “In Winter’s … Continue reading

Master the Saber with French Fizz #Winophiles

French Sparkling Wine and saber

French #Winophiles Celebrate French Fizz This month our French #Winophiles group is exploring and sharing all things related to French Fizz. From expensive Champagne to humble sparkling wines from minor regions and all things in between.  In lieu of a food pairing, I’m sharing our absolute favorite way to share sparkling wine: the saber!  Whenever … Continue reading

French Wine 101: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, & The Best Homework Ever

Affordable Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone wines

Why Wine 101 My young adult children have both exited the beer-only stage and have now started to enjoy wine (yay!). They also have noticed that very few of the wines I post about are in their price range. On their suggestion, I’m starting a new series aimed at newcomers to wine with interest but … Continue reading

Never Say Never: Cab Franc #WinePW

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Wine Pairing Weekend Celebrates Cabernet Franc Our blogging winemaker buddy, Lori, from Dracaena Wines just finished hosting a worldwide Cabernet Franc Appreciation day (#CabFrancDay on Twitter) and today our Wine Pairing Weekend group is continuing the celebration. There are links to all the posts further down in this post. Never Cab Franc Lori’s crusade is … Continue reading

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