Pan Fried Walleye: Vibrant with Troon Kubli Bench Blanc

  Troon Vineyard is located in the Applegate Valley in the far southwestern corner of Oregon, a bit off the normal Oregon wine touring path. I made it my first stop in my trip to Oregon and Washington last fall, on my way out to the Wine Media Conference in Walla Walla, and I wrote … Continue reading

NOT the Easter Bunny with Wines from Anjou-Saumur #Winophiles

French Winophiles Return to Anjou-Saumur Back in 2016, the French Winophiles took a multi-month virtual cruise down the Loire river, stopping in each of the major sub-regions. My prior posts are here for Central, Touraine, Anjou-Saumur, and Nantais. This month, we’re revisiting wines of Anjou and Saumur. Take a look further down in this post … Continue reading

Smoking Low & Slow with Rioja Wines #WinePW

American Barbecue and Old World Wines I’m happy to take the BBQ and Rioja wine challenge with our Wine Pairing Weekend group this month, as I’m an outdoor cooking fan as well as a fan of old world, traditional style wines. I own multiple grills, my favorites are my Primo Ceramic Grills. These grills are … Continue reading

Wine Pairing Weekend: Rioja and BBQ Preview #WinePW

Break Out the Grill and the Rioja Wine Our Wine Pairing Weekend Group is pairing all-things grill with Rioja this month. Many of our members received samples, generously provided by Bodegas LAN. Rioja Fast Facts Rioja is best known for its’ red wines, although white wines and rosato’s are also made Rioja red wines are … Continue reading

Beyond Apertif, Enjoy Prosecco Superiore at the Dinner Table #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Group Explores Prosecco Superiore DOCG Prosecco sparkling wines are popular as relatively inexpensive and appealing sparkling wines. This month, our Italian Food, Wine and Travel blogging group is concentrating on the upper end of the Prosecco quality pyramid, the Prosecco Superiore wines of Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Prosecco wines are made from … Continue reading

Invitation to Join Wine Pairing Weekend’s Rioja and Barbecue Celebration #WinePW

Get Your Grill On with Wine from Rioja On July 13th, our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group will be sharing our suggestions for combining wine from the well known Spanish wine region of Rioja with food from the grill. Low and slow or hot and fast, what grill preparation would you mix with Rioja? Rioja … Continue reading

Wine Touring on a Non-Wine Vacation

Family Vacations and Wine Discovery While I might selfishly wish every vacation could be a wine vacation, that’s not always possible. Can you sneak in a little wine discovery on an otherwise non-wine situation?¬† Give this a try: Do a little advance research. Find a list of wine bars in the cities you’ll visit. I … Continue reading