Lambrusco Shines with Red Fizz and Fun #ItalianFWT

Lambrusco for Italian Food Wine and Travel This month, our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group is celebrating the fizzy, fun wine of Emilia-Romagna: Lambrusco. Take a look farther down in this post for a whole bunch of great takes on Lambrusco from my Italian wine loving buddies! Lambrusco’s Challenges Wine lovers in the US … Continue reading

Butter Roasted Fish with Gérard Bertrand’s Cigalus Blanc #Winophiles

Winophiles Return to Languedoc-Roussillon This month our French Winophiles group will be returning (virtually of course) to Southwest France, the Languedoc-Roussillon region to be exact. Some of our group received samples from one of the leading wineries in the region: Gérard Bertrand, so you’ll see a special focus on his wines. The Languedoc-Roussillon region is … Continue reading

Biodynamic Willamette Valley with Brick House and Harissa Chicken #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Dives into Biodynamic Willamette Valley This month, our Wine Pairing Weekend group is celebrating Oregon Wine Month by diving into Biodynamic Wineries from the Willamette Valley. Jade Helm, a member of our group, organized samples from a number of wineries so we could explore the variety of biodynamic wines from all … Continue reading

On the Hunt for the Pecorino Grape #ItalianFWT

Is Pecorino the Next Big Thing? Phoenix rising from the ashes, Cinderella, rags to riches. They all describe the recent arc of the Pecorino Grape in central Italy. Pecorino is an old grape, believed to be indigenous to the Sibillini mountains in the Marche region of Italy. The grape ripens early, and legend says it … Continue reading

April Snowstorms Bring May Rosé

Snow Kicks Off Rosé Season in Minnesota It happens every year! Late in the winter, I’ll receive a few offers to sample the coming seasons’ rosé wines. I always like to try a few new examples, so I say “sure!” The rosés arrive.  Then we get one (hopefully last) big snowstorm! So, without further adieu, … Continue reading